Published: 9 June 2011 at 11:08
Anglia Ruskin’s CEDAR Enterprise Fellowship Scheme offers £50,000 prize
Budding Cambridgeshire entrepreneurs have the chance to secure up to £50,000 to get their business idea off the ground thanks to an innovative scheme being run by Anglia Ruskin University.
The Centre for Enterprise Development and Research (CEDAR) – based at Anglia Ruskin in Cambridge – is managing the fund, which will be distributed to entrepreneurs under the age of 35 who want to turn their ideas into reality.
The CEDAR Enterprise Fellowship Scheme is sponsored by a private benefactor and, in addition to a share of the £50,000, winners will also receive mentoring from successful local entrepreneurs including Walter Herriott, Paddy Bishopp, Natalie Heywood and Peter Taylor; access to the Anglia Business Club; specialist training and development; legal support and advice; plus help from the expert academics within the CEDAR team.
Lester Lloyd-Reason, Professor of International Enterprise Strategy at Anglia Ruskin, said:
The CEDAR Enterprise Fellowship is open to anyone living or working in Cambridgeshire who is aged under 35. The deadline for applications, which involves people submitting a one-page summary of their idea and another page about themselves, is 30 June 2011.
All entries will be treated with the utmost confidentiality in order to protect all intellectual property.