Five universities from the North East came together at the BALTIC Centre to celebrate young entrepreneurship at GENESIS 2015 last Wednesday.
The event was jointly held by all five North East universities including Newcastle, Northumbria, Teesside, Durham and Sunderland with the support of the Entrepreneurs Forum and the local enterprise ecosystem.
It was organised as part of Global Entrepreneurship Week 2015 (16-22 November), which is the world’s largest campaign to promote entrepreneurship and encourage young people to consider launching their own start-ups.
Over 700 visitors across economic and entrepreneurial business community were attracted on the day and participated in the workshops, exhibitions, idea pitches and one-on-one advice surgeries.
The aim of GENESIS 2015 is to equip youngsters with the insights and tools to step forward in their business journey.
It encourages students to think innovatively and grasp practical skills in order to validate or commercialize their schemes.
Participants can benefit from the opportunity to be involved in a collaborative environment where they are supposed to brainstorm with like-minded newbies, develop networks and access exclusive home-grown entrepreneurial talent.
“It has been a pleasure to be involved with GENESIS 2015 and develop the website with Edd (president of Northumbria University’s NUOVO enterprise society) who developed our excellent brand,” said Noah Knapton, president of Newcastle University’s Entrepreneurs Society.
“Working with the other enterprise societies in the region has been really rewarding and has given us a great connection with the vast North East business community.
The event will be invaluable to our members as it will help them develop vital skills and connections no matter what stage they are at in business.
I hope that in the future we will be able to work on many more events like this.”
In past three years, graduate entrepreneurs have contributed a huge effort in breathing life into to the economy of UK, specifically creating 1,500 jobs, 450 businesses and £64 million in turnover for North East.
Tarek Nseir and Brigitte West are two of Newcastle Alumnus among those guest-speakers who share their stories at the event.
Tarek Nseir is the establisher of the TH_NK, a digital transformation agency. He demonstrated his inspirational blueprint to double his business scale, making it the fastest growing media data entertainment company.
For promoting the relevant skills and knowledge for business challenge, Entrepreneurs Society will continue holding open speeches.
Start-up support is given for students and graduates applying their concepts and experience to their own venture.
You can find more information on: http://www.nuesoc.com/events.html