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And the winner is …………


The winner in the undergraduate competition at Napier, after great and lengthy debate, was Erica Douglas with ACE Inspire (

‘ACE Inspire – inspiring businesswomen to achieve more’

Our aim is to provide flexible and affordable training to mums who want to become mumpreneurs and business women who want to use the internet more effectively to market their business.

The other finalists, Geoffrey Allman of Nexus, Isla Baker with Prom Princess and Steven Stewart with SunSafe all performed to a high standard and it will be interesting to see how their businesses develop over the next year. Hopefully we will see some of them in the competition next year. 

Erica will receive £500 to develop her ideas and will be entered in the Santander Universities national competition as a representative of Edinburgh Napier. Hopefully she will make it to the final on July 5 – fingers crossed!!!

Entrepreneurs of the Future

What an enjoyable day I’ve had!  I was honoured to be invited to be part of the Judging Panel for the Santander Entrepreneurship Competition on behalf of Napier University.  This competition is national and the winner for the undergraduate entries will gain an award of £5000 to invest in their business idea.  The selected graduate put forward for the national finals will gain a £500 award – not to be sneezed at I’m sure you’ll agree!

The four shortlisted students gave us very interesting presentations and I won’t divulge who the winner was just yet as I’m not sure they’ve been told.  I would like to say however that each one had merits and were deserving of the prize.  I will announce the winner on here in due course but in the meantime would like to thank the participants for their time, energy and great ideas.

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