Bridge 2 Business

bridge 2 business

Bridge 2 Business connects, supports, and inspires 18–30-year-old students through enterprise. Creating inspiring business from start to finish, Bridge 2 Business could help you get one step ahead.

As a student, you may not have thought about setting up your own business yet, but this opportunity gives you life skills while allowing you to explore a business idea and make it a reality in the future.

Looking to support your learning with new skills and help you gain confidence, Bridge 2 Business will help you develop your abilities through enterprise activity. They will be holding events and workshops around all colleges across Scotland so make sure to get involved! 

Find out how you can fund your projects with #FemaleBoss initiative or the Social Innovators Challenge! 

Ailsa Paton

Former student of Dumfries and Galloway College, Ailsa Paton is a proud business owner of unique fitness classes in Dumfries and Galloway. She's ready to help and inspire you to learn everything about enterprise.

Ailsa is passionate about her role as Programme Executive for Young Enterprise Scotland, helping students around Dumfries and Galloway using her experience and knowledge.

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bridge 2 business #femaleboss

Encouraging, inspiring and supporting young women in business, the #FemaleBoss initiative aims to get more young women into business and close the gender gap.

Royal Bank of Scotland and Scottish Enterprise are both in partnership with this initiative and this is the second time Bridge 2 Business are excited to help students thrive!

The #FemaleBoss fund that you can gain access to is from £100 - £2000. The sessions will start at the end of January with 10 weekly online sessions.

Social Innovators Challenge

Social Innovators Challenge is back!

With a chance to grab £10,000 out of the award pot, this is the biggest competition so far!

You will receive support from FirstPort and Scottish Enterprise to explore an idea, it could be a solution or influence on environmental and social issues or anything you're passionate about. You could enter as a team or individually, you just need to find something that matters to you!

There are also options to work as part of your studies or a class project.