Success in Converge's Kickstart Challenge
Congratulations to QMU student and BIZ member, Hannah Gordon, who is through to the next stage of the Converge Kickstart Challenge, an early-stage entrepreneurial development programme for university staff, students and recent graduates across Scotland.
Hannah is the founder of Crossroad Games CIC, a game design company and social enterprise creating imaginative, digital, visual novels for clients while running a 12 week 'Level Up!' programme for young people struggling at school The companyaims to solve a social problem by helping people at a crossroads in their life but is also providing real business solutions for clients looking to engament more effectively with their employees and customers.
Aimed at innovative projects embarking on the first steps of the commercialisation journey, KickStart helps academic entrepreneurs, from all sectors, test and validate their business ideas with the aim of establishing commercial viability. Technology and Engineering, Life Sciences and the Creative Industries are the most represented sectors this year with a significant proportion of projects focused on solving critical environmental problems such as pollution, climate change and waste reduction