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The Enterprise Development Hub (EDH) is a university-wide initiative for students, alumni and staff that want to become a business start-up, a business owner, self-employed, freelance, contractor, sole trader or those who wish to be more entrepreneurial.
Our mission is to improve positive outcomes for students, alumni and staff with regards to the development of enterprise and entrepreneurial skills. We do this by providing the collaborative support of academics, external practitioners and volunteers.
The EDH has helped hundreds of students, staff and alumni develop their self-employment aspirations as well as improve their employability by developing skills that are valuable to businesses.
Many of the students we work with end up volunteering within EDH helping support our activities and sharing their knowledge and experience.
The EDH provides support, training and motivation through a range of workshops, seminars, mentoring and events. Through our networks we also offer seminars on special areas such as, e-commerce, social and eco-enterprise.
Dr Simon Best heads up the Hub and is supported by academics and external industry experts.
Visit us in the Williams Building W141
MDXBusinessConnect is a free-to-join networking platform for Business School students, staff and alumni.
Since its launch, over 1,000 members have signed up, many of whom are talented Business School graduates. Many of these are ready, willing and able to help our current students in a variety of ways.
MDXBusinessConnect is powered by Graduway, specialist providers of branded networking platforms to schools and universities.
When you sign up on MDXBusinessConnect via your Facebook or LinkedIn profile, or your email address, you'll be asked to create a very basic profile which will contain your name, your degree, your MDX email address and your student number.
Your profile remains hidden until you choose to activate it.
With pre-approval, your profile will automatically be activated when you sign up instead of having to wait for us to approve it. This means you can begin connecting with useful contacts straight away.
If you would prefer not to have a pre-approved profile created, you can opt out by emailing us. Please include your full name and student number in your email.
Want to get the most out of MDXBusinessConnect? Email our team for guidance and advice.
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