Collaboration with Big Ideas Wales to host first joint event of new Youth Entrepreneurship project

Continuing with the collaborative effort to promote youth entrepreneurship in Wales, this month saw Swansea University’s Institute for Entrepreneurial Leadership (IfEL) and Big Ideas Wales join forces and host the first joint student enterprise event of the new Welsh Government Youth Entrepreneurship project.

The session, which was held on February 24th 2016 on the Bay campus, was aimed at empowering those under the age of 25 in the local community and providing valuable information on crowdfunding as a viable option to fund business ideas. The free session was open to all under the age of 25, with students from Swansea University, the local community, and Welsh Baccalaureate Comprehensive school, Pentrehafod, signing up to attend.


Covering the basics of crowdfunding, how to use a crowdfunding site, and how to run a successful campaign, Joel Hughes from Crowdfunder, the number 1 UK based rewards crowdfunding site, gave an engaging presentation and provided some valuable one-to-one advice.

Overall, the event was a big success with feedback being extremely positive. The day was a fantastic opportunity to promote entrepreneurship and strengthen the University’s relationships with other educational institutions. It is always a pleasure to get other schools and institutions involved with what we are doing at the University and we will continue to build on these relationships in our future events and activities.

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