Harrogate College

Enterprise Champion:

Dave Brown

Students put through Dragon’s

Den style pitch

Harrogate College students had to present their business ideas in order to secure investment from the Business Angels.

Students are on the second year of their Foundation Degree in Business and Management and have received an assignment brief to identify and develop a business plan for a potential business venture.

They then had to pitch their business idea in a Dragon’s Den style event to local entrepreneur, Angela Russell and Business tutors at Harrogate College. All the groups presenting were successful in securing investment from the Business Angels. Amongst the business ideas pitched were a multi-vitamin drink, a dog walking service and a sandwich delivery venture.

“This was a great opportunity for the students to apply their learning in a business, commercial context and to benefit from the feedback of a successful entrepreneur such as Angela”, says Jo Bates, the course leader for FD Business and Management.

The college was also delighted to have worked with Angela on this occasion as building linnks with the industry is key to getting the best learning experience for the students, providing them with direct feedback and insights from an already successful entrepreneur.

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