Published: 30 April 2020

Surrey Business School students awarded Founderships by Student Enterprise

Earlier this month, The University of Surrey’s Student Enterprise were pleased to be able to award seven Founderships funded by Santander, to give entrepreneurs the funding they need to work full-time on their businesses this summer.

MBA student Fiona Sweny
MBA student Fiona Sweny

The judges included Kat Mack, Student Enterprise Manager, Holly Price from Santander and a representative from the Students’ Union.

The winners included Surrey Business School MBA student Fiona Sweny, who’s using the funding to support her femtech business, Femora.

“Fiona’s fem tech business is a fantastic, much needed development on existing products and programmes, most of which are designed for more mature women. She is incredibly determined, and we have every confidence she will use this opportunity to kickstart the business and we’re excited to see how far she will go in the next few months with our support."

Kat Mack, Student Enterprise Manager and Associate Lecturer

Student Enterprise offers practical business support to entrepreneurial students from all disciplines and helps improve employability by teaching transferable skills such as idea generation, public speaking and business communication. They equip students with training, mentoring, office space and funding opportunities to get their business idea up and running.

Other funds Student Enterprise allocate throughout the year include the Propeller Fund to pilot a business idea and the Cube Fund to assist with business development at a further stage.

Read all about Fiona’s award win and what it means for her business.

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