Category: Entrepreneuership

Good luck to all the teams in the Welwyn Hatfield Dragons Apprentice Challenge

We are a couple of weeks into the Welwyn Hatfield Dragons Apprentice Challenge and we’ve been really impressed with the way in which the teams have got down to business [View the story “Youth Entrepreneurship alive and kicking in Welwyn Hatfield!” on Storify]

Expose 2015

There were some brilliant visual effects and digital animations on show at  “Expose 2015” – the University of Hertfordshire Animation Festival.   It is great to see how the #Hertfordshire student alumni have contributed to the development of visual effects in some of the highest-grossing films around (and also the Red Potato animations!).  We were…
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Well done to all the Teams who participated in the 2015 Welwyn Hatfield Dragons Apprentice Challenge!  Red Potato were pleased to be a business partner with Welwyn Hatfield Council to deliver the programme again this year. The Challenge requires local schools to work with local businesses and charities with the aim of growing £100 “seed…
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Why Paddington Bear is great for British business

The Paddington movie is a great Christmas treat for families.  From a business perspective, the film is also a brilliant advert for #London and sends a powerful message for businesses who wish to engage across the world. But how many small and medium size businesses are ready to trade globally? At a recent event we asked…
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Horizon2020 – the start of our business journey

We went along to St Johns Innovation Centre in Cambridge to learn about #Horizon2020.  If you don’t already know about Horizon 2020 and you lead an innovative small to medium size enterprise (SME), it is worth reading on. The event was organised by Enterprise Europe East and discussed the potential support available to SMEs developing innovative…
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Entrepreneurship at the UK’s leading business facing university

Have you seen the Red Potato business bootcamp case study with the University of Hertfordshire? Red Potato University of Hertfordshire Case Study

UoH Red Potato Bootcamp

University of Hertfordshire

The University of Hertfordshire is the UK’s leading business-facing university and an exemplar in the sector. It is innovative and enterprising and challenges individuals and organisations to excel.  Red Potato were very pleased to help the University deliver the Summer “Business BootCamp” programme…   Red Potato University of Herts Case Study  

Oaklands College

Oaklands College

Oaklands College is a large further education college with two main campuses in Hertfordshire, just north of London, providing 1,500 full and part time courses to approximately 10,000 students. The college has strong links to local employers and runs several work based programmes. Customer challenge Oaklands College is committed to ensuring students achieve their full…
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Business studies courses don’t always produce the best entrepreneurs

What do flight safety information, dog treats and Ghanaian cosmetics have in common? If you said they provide inspiration for the latest crop of entrepreneurial ideas from students at a leading UK university then congratulations. Inspiration can come from different sources – sometimes life experiences can be the reason people set up in business. Recently…
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The pleasures of a flower shop; other types of business are also good!

Inspiring young people about a career as an entrepreneur, is great when done by other entrepreneurs.  Red Potato works in partnership with local entrepreneurs to equip students with the skills needed to set up in business.  At a time when some UK schools are described as stagnating by international standards, could entrepreneurship, switch students back…
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