February update from STP/Cooper Project

  • We organised the showcase and pitching event of Project22 – a 12-week Pre-Accelerator, on 12th December. The best five businesses pitched and received valuable feedback from a panel of experienced business advisors.  
  • There are 9 jobs created by Cooper entrepreneurs from September 2022 – January 2023. Many cooper entrepreneurs are progressing very well with their businesses. 
  • We sponsor the Big Challenge Competition for the Best use of Technology award. For those who do not know about this, The BiG Challenge is an enterprise competition open to all Y7-Y9 students in Sheffield. Each team has the opportunity to design and grow a business from a £25 start-up loan. There will be an Awards Ceremony in Sheffield at The OEC on 30th March 2023, 6-8:30pm. 
  • We are collaborating with Sheffield College to help students who join their start-up program practice their pitching skill. Then we will host a Dragons’ Den-style pitching event for them to pitch their idea to a panel of our entrepreneurs and get feedback. We aim to help students become more enterprising and provide them with the right guidance and support to develop their idea into a viable business.

Contact: Rose Tran – rose@shefftechparks.com