Entrepreneurs@tees is always looking for new and innovative ways to engage entrepreneurs of the future. Previous events have included:

£50 challenge for Comic Relief

We gave a number of teams £50 and asked them to raise as much money as possible for Comic Relief. Winners were School of Health & Social Care students Ashley Mehnert and Michelle Murphy who managed to raise £171.85 selling cakes from a stall during the course of the day. Well done to all who took part in the challenge.

Technology challenge

Some amazing ideas came through in this year’s technology challenge. The first prize iPad 2 was won by John Sharkey, a second year business management student. Second prize winner Psarros Charalampos took home a Kindle Fire and the group category winners were treated to a Legend Lounge package at Middlesbrough Football Club. We also had 10 runners up who each walked away with a £15 Amazon voucher.

Social enterprise challenge

We asked you to come up with an original idea for a new social enterprise which could benefit the community in some way – and you came up with a whole load of bright business ideas to solve social, community or environmental problems.

Our resident social entrepreneur Kate Welch OBE DL, Chief Executive of Acumen, judged the 19 entries, and the winners were:

  • first prize - Martin Kane
  • second prize - Greg Atkinson
  • third prize - Laura Fearn.

Find out more about social enterprise support

Global Entrepreneurship Week

The University is passionate about driving excellence in enterprise and nurturing entrepreneurship so Global Entrepreneurship Week was celebrated with a range of activities during November.

Teesside Entrepreneurs, our student enterprise society ran FIRST Teesside - a networking event for old and young entrepreneurs - with great success. Middlesbrough Business Forum brought its breakfast networking event to the University with keynote speaker Jo Fairley, founder of Green and Blacks chocolate.

The University had something for everyone, so watch out for Global Entrepreneurship Week in 2013.

Children in Need charity cupcake challenge

This challenge was all about testing your selling skills. We provided the cupcakes and you sold them on. We had five teams take part on the day and we raised a fantastic £730 for charity.

The beer mat challenge

Our ever-popular business idea on a beer mat challenge generated over 200 superb entries in 2012. Our winners received cash prizes of £50 and a Certificate in Entrepreneurship.