Business ideas

Opportunity for aspiring food and beverage entrepreneurs to pitch their business ideas

NEW and aspiring food and drink entrepreneurs are invited to pitch their business ideas to win a free place in the weekend workshops launched by Queen Margaret University (QMU) Musselburgh.

Applications are now open for both sessions, which are part of THRIVE – a collaborative initiative of QMU, the University of Abertay and Scotland’s Rural College (SRUC) to support sustainable growth in the food and drinks.

There are up to 60 places available for the Saturday online workshops in November, which will bring together expertise from all three institutions, as well as external industry professionals.

They will help students and recent graduates gain an understanding of the skills and knowledge they need to start a business in the sector.

Miriam Smith, Head of Innovation and Enterprise at QMU, said: “Venturing into the world of entrepreneurship is an exciting but daunting prospect for anyone, especially when funding and knowledge are limited. So many business ideas don’t even take off.

“We want to make sure our graduates have the best chance of success and are equipped to develop their business idea so they can bring it to life.

“THRIVE will provide students with exceptional insight into the food and beverage industry.”

THRIVE is aimed at third- and fourth-year students, as well as recent graduates, with applicants invited to pitch their ideas as part of the process.

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