Author Archives for Julia Charytoniuk

The conceptual paper, ‘A theory of venturing: a critical realist explanation of why my father is not like Richard Branson’, by Galloway, Kapasi and Wimalasena, was published recently in the International Small Business Journal. The paper examines entrepreneurship, opportunity and value, revealing that wealth and economic growth are not the...

In February 2019, Dr Mariana Estrada-Robles chaired a panel discussion on social enterprise. This Q&A Panel consisted of social entrepreneurs at different stages of their journey discussing the motivations of starting-up their enterprises and challenges they are currently facing. Mariana was joined by: Stephen Curry – Upper Calder Valley Renaissance  Dawn Wood – Fabrication...

I have had many highs and lows during my enterprise, my success during Christmas of reaching over £15,000 in sales was a huge accomplishment. But I feel that the greatest accomplishment is honestly the feeling of independence and freedom which this enterprise has given me. Ben Clark is a third-year...

By.  Sherif Youssef How can the Leeds City council work with different partners within the region to deliver on the Leeds Inclusive Growth Strategy 2023? This question took centre stage at the Future of the Inclusive Growth Strategy event last October that I organised together with my colleagues George Edwards...

identiTee is a gender-neutral clothing company offering a variety of t-shirts to “anyone and everyone” whilst raising awareness of anti-bullying. identiTee provides charitable donations to victims of bullying with a focus on LGBTQ+, BAME and other minority groups. My aim is to run a profitable business which positively raises awareness...

Fabrics, wall coverings and furnishings influenced by geological structures are amongst the products being developed by enterprising Geology student Josephine Canning at the University of Leeds. After winning a highly competitive place on the University’s ‘Year in Enterprise’ programme, Josephine is taking a year out of her degree studies to...

Written By: Sherif Youssef. Driven by the central tenets of the Leeds Inclusive Growth Strategy, Leeds City Council organised the first digital summit last December. Different stakeholders from the private, public and civil society sectors were invited. The event began with an introductory keynote by Tom Riordan (Chief Executive of Leeds...

Your ambition is likely to be big, so be proud of it! Throughout the year, our Enterprise Ambassadors have been offering amazing pieces of advice to students who attend our events. We have put together a list of 10 Top Tips of advice for aspiring entrepreneurs: 1. “Assess your competitors...

The Centre of Enterprise and Entrepreneurship Studies hosted a group mentoring session with SPARK in order to connect our aspiring student entrepreneurs with our amazing ambassador community.  Students were able to talk to our ambassadors and were asked to prepare questions to ask regarding a business idea they had in...

Our fourth annual ‘Networking & Nibbles’ evening was held at the offices of Calls9 in Leeds City Centre and hosted by Dr Stephen King. Pete Mills, the director of Calls9 is a former graduate of the University of Leeds and is now the Director of Digital Studio Calls9, which works...