QMU business student reaches KickStart Challenge semi-finals

By Press Office

A Queen Margaret University (QMU) student's social enterprise has made it through to the semi-finals of the 2020 Converge KickStart Challenge.

Hannah Gordon founded Crossroad Games while studying Film and Media at the University. She is currently working towards an MSc in International Management and Leadership.

Crossroad Games is a game design company and social enterprise that creates imaginative, digital, visual novels for their clients - they also run a 12-week ‘Level Up!’ programme for young people who are struggling at school. 

Converge is Scotland’s leading entrepreneurial development programme for staff, students and recent graduates of all Scottish Universities and Research Institutes. The KickStart Challenge is aimed at innovative projects embarking on the first steps of the commercialisation journey, and helps academic entrepreneurs from all sectors test and validate their business ideas with the aim of establishing commercial viability. 

Dr Claudia Cavalluzzo, Director of Converge, said: "We look forward to working with our KickStart cohort in the months ahead and helping them refine and validate their early-stage business ideas through customer discovery training, pitch coaching and the wrap-around support offered by our team and partners.”

Congratulations Hannah!

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