Graduates sent to boot camp

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Graduate entrepreneurs are planning on starting 45 new businesses in Cornwall, with the help of Unlocking Cornish Potential (UCP).

Graduates at the latest UCP start-up boot camp

A three-day ‘entrepreneurial boot camp’ run by UCP has been held at the new Tremough Innovation Centre, with business advisors and support partners on hand to test out the graduates’ ideas and help them develop their plans.

These included representatives from Combined Universities in Cornwall (CUC), Oxford Innovation, Cornwall College, Tremough and Pool Innovation Centres, Cornwall Development Company and Catalyst NLP.

From high end art consultancy, a smoothie bar on the beach and a screen printing studio to a luxury knitwear brand, underwater photography and an environmental building consultancy, the huge cross-section of industry and innovation has impressed the various facilitators and business professionals at the event.

Successful graduates gain financial support; bespoke business skills training; 40 hours of mentoring from industry’ experts; regular meetings and advice from an experienced business coach as well as organised events and networking opportunities.

Graduates interested in finding out more about future boot camps can download a start up start pack by clicking here.