Fel­low­ship funds bright ideas

The Peterborough Evening Telegraph - - ET Business Daily -

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. coss@anglia.ac.uk

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