B-innovative was a European partnership programme funded by the European Commission's Lifelong Learning programme which aimed to support business start-ups whilst developing a spirit of entrepreneurship. Out of 30 delegates on the project, we were delighted to win the programme and received £1,500 start-up funding!
Daniel Nicholls, Project Manager for B-innovative, said "this fifth and final cohort has proved our best yet in terms of the quality and standard of delegate's business ideas and also the support awarded in aiding delegates realising their business dreams."
This latest version of the programme was won by University of Bedfordshire trainee teacher, Wayne Cartmel, whose idea of a teacher recruitment platform greatly impressed the panel of judges through both the professional presentation conveyed and the clear vision of where the business was headed.
Dr Nicholas Lancaster said "B-innovative is one of the most powerful projects I've ever been involved with. You could see the transformation of delegates from being sceptical of their business idea at session 1 to full blown entrepreneurs by the end of the programme. By bringing together local and business communities we were able to offer a business start-up programme that was built for and by delegates."