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NACUE (The National Association of College and University Entrepreneurs)

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.

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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.

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Photo of Meena Kadri

Nice one Thomas – and there's sure to be learnings from NACUE on how they've scaled their initiative.

Photo of Thomas Stone

Definitely. I am less involved these days but used to be on their student advisory board. I think the grass-roots, student-led nature of NACUE is important. Also, partnerships, collaborations and a decent amount of goodwill have been key factors in their growth.