Published: 30 April 2012 at 10:36
Anglia Ruskin’s Enterprise Fellowship Scheme to help Cambridgeshire start-ups
Cambridgeshire entrepreneurs have the opportunity to secure up to £35,000 in start-up funding courtesy of Anglia Ruskin University.
Now in its second year, the Enterprise Fellowship Scheme is run by Anglia Ruskin’s Centre for Enterprise Development and Research (CEDAR) and is open to anyone in the county 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. Last year’s scheme saw start-up funding shared by a company producing photography software, a business selling advertising space on telecommunication boxes, an online service bringing together investors and installers of green energy projects, and a company specialising in nutritional supplements.
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:
The first phase, which closes at midnight on Saturday, 30 June, involves applicants submitting one page about their idea and another page about themselves. Successful applicants will get the chance to expand on their ideas in front of the judges, and those who proceed to phase three will formally pitch to the panel in the grand final.
The judging panel consists of Professor Lloyd-Reason, Julie Horne (business leader, coach and consultant), Mark Layton (Chairman and owner of Incomes Data Services), Dr Geoffrey Butlin (CEO of TranscenData Europe Ltd), James Barlow (chartered accountant), Ben Mumby-Croft (Senior Lecturer at Anglia Ruskin), Peter Taylor (Managing Director, TTP Group plc), Dr Walter Herriot OBE (Director of the CEDAR Entrepreneur in Residence network) and Roger Mumby-Croft (Professor of International Management Practice at Anglia Ruskin).To submit an application, or for further details, please contact Dale Coss on 0845 196 2344 or email firstname.lastname@example.org The scheme is open to anyone living or working in Cambridgeshire, except staff and undergraduate students at Anglia Ruskin.