NACUE is a fast-paced, grassroots charity that supports and represents student-led enterprise societies and young entrepreneurs to drive the growth of entrepreneurship in Universities and Colleges across the UK.
The National Association of College and University Entrepreneurs (NACUE, formerly the National Consortium of University Entrepreneurs) is a grassroots charity that stimulates enterprise by supporting, connecting and representing enterprise societies, enterprising students and student entrepreneurs in Colleges and Universities across the UK. Founded in 2008 by Victoria Lennox (former President of Oxford Entrepreneurs) during a meeting of 12 leading enterprise society presidents, and launched in May 2009, NACUE now engages over 70 enterprise societies across the UK, supports over 100 colleges and universities in stimulating student-led activity and represents the view of over 40,000 enterprising students to policy makers in all levels of government, industry and education.
NACUE aims to:
NACUE’s society support mechanisms have been commended by the World Economic Forum and the United Nations; the charity has been recognised by Real Business Magazine as one of the ‘Champions of Entrepreneurial Britain’; and its Founder Victoria Lennox was awarded the prestigious Queen’s Award for Enterprise Promotion in July 2011 for her work in building the organisation.
With the belief that university enterprise societies are an integral part of university enterprise networks – as they have the capacity to be incredible catalysts for enterprise and entrepreneurship – the National Consortium of University Entrepreneurs (NACUE) was conceptualised and catalysed in the summer of 2008 by Victoria Lennox and was founded in December 2008 during a meeting of twelve university enterprise society leaders from across the country including: Oxford, Cambridge, Imperial, Oxford Brookes, Kings College London, Nottingham, Essex, Warwick, University College London, Kingston and Southampton.
“NACUE supports and connects us with other enterprise societies in London and the wider UK. A recent example was a joint speaker and networking event where my members listened to the best practices of a successful start-up entrepreneur, and later on, they had a chance to network with other entrepreneurial students. In addition, we are able to learn and leverage from each other through our regular calls. It’s great to be part of the NACUE network.”
Martin Poschenrieder President, UCL Enterprise Society
“Having worked closely with NACUE and seen first hand their excellent work in championing student entrepreneurship I am very proud to see my university, UCL, become a founding member of the new NACUE university membership programme. I look forward to seeing the impact of NACUE both at UCL and at more and more of the UK’s most entrepreneurial universities.”
Thomas Stone (Chairman, UCL Enterprise Society & Student Advisor, NACUE)
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