ASPIRE project to develop students’ commercial and social enterprise ideas

Kent Business School students will soon benefit from a new, philanthropically-funded project which unites academic research and expertise in business to equip students wishing to start a business or a social enterprise.

ASPIRE (Accelerator Space for Innovation and Responsible Enterprise) will be a specially designed workspace, based in the new building shared by Kent Business School and the School of Mathematics, Statistics & Actuarial Science.

The project will provide dedicated space and hands-on support to help students develop commercial and social enterprise ideas with help from successful entrepreneurs including a dedicated Entrepreneur-In-Residence.

Kent Business School is proud to introduce the ASPIRE project as Martin Meyer, Director of School comments:

‘As a School that is very much about supporting the next generation of business leaders, innovators and entrepreneurs, the ASPIRE project will be a great asset for our students from across the University and will help them in starting their own business.

I am delighted that the facility and activity will be housed in the new building where students can have easy access, not just to the ASPIRE support team, but to academic colleagues based at the School who specialise in entrepreneurship and innovation. I am very much looking forward to seeing ASPIRE support future generations of Kent students turn their ideas into reality.’

For more information about ASPIRE, contact Jack McDonnell, ASPIRE Project Officer on 01227 816492

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