Beta: an experiment in funded undergraduate start up

Jones, Paul, Forbes-Simpson, Kellie, Newbery, Robert and Maas, Gideon (2015) Beta: an experiment in funded undergraduate start up. Industry and Higher Education, 29 (5). pp. 405-418. ISSN 0950-4222

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Abstract

This paper reports on an evaluation of a funded undergraduate project designed to enable student business start-up. The programme, entitled 'Beta', provides undergraduate students with £1,500 of seed-corn funding. The key objective of the project is for the participants to exit it with a viable and legal business entity through which they can start trading on completion of the course. The study adopts a case study approach and evaluates all aspects of the Beta programme, the actors involved and its processes and practices. The authors examine the development of the project and the challenges and hurdles that were identified and overcome to realize the project's goals.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: funding,seed-corn,student start-up, undergraduate business
Subjects: N100 Business studies
N200 Management studies
X300 Academic studies in Education
Department: Faculties > Business and Law > Newcastle Business School > Corporate and Executive Development
Depositing User: Kellie Forbes-Simpson
Date Deposited: 20 Apr 2016 10:37
Last Modified: 08 May 2017 18:12
URI: http://nrl.northumbria.ac.uk/id/eprint/26591

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