Fellowship funds bright ideas
LOCAL entrepreneurs have the opportunity to secure up to £35,000 in startup funding from Anglia Ruskin University.
The Enterprise Fellowship Scheme, run by Anglia Ruskin’s Centre for Enterprise Development and Research (CEDAR), is open to anyone in Cambridgeshire who has a bright business idea and is looking for financial backing.
The initiative is sponsored by a private benefactor and supported by the Lord Ashcroft International Business School at Anglia Ruskin.
In addition to a share of the £35,000 of funding, successful applicants will also receive mentoring support, specialist training and development, legal support and advice, and access to the Startuplab, the new business incubation centre at Anglia Ruskin.
Lester Lloyd-reason, professor of international enterprise strategy at Anglia Ruskin, said: “Cambridgeshireisahotbed of entrepreneurship – and not just in the traditional technology sector.
“Here at Anglia Ruskin we are passionate about driving enterprise and entrepreneurship, because we recognise that it’s the lifeblood of our economy, and we hope this scheme will help more local entrepreneurs turn their ideas into reality.
“Last year’s scheme was a great success and we saw four excellent business ideas receive funding and support.
“Someone could bid for the whole £35,000, but it is more likely we would look to split the money between two or three budding entrepreneurs.”
To submit an application, or for further details, call Dale Coss on 0845 196 2344, or e-mail dale. firstname.lastname@example.org