Apprentice star speaks at Enterprise Academy
The event, Café Connect, ran as part of Futures Fest, a packed two-week programme of skills sessions, workshops and presentations from industry professionals, academic experts and employability specialists for students.
Leon, who appeared in The Apprentice and Dragon's Den is a highly successful entrepreneur and spoke to students about the successes and failures that came with his experiences setting up various businesses. He also introduced us to his new venture, Wifi Plugs, an innovative product where you can control your home from your mobile phone.
Katie Rigarlsford, Head of Leeds Met's Enterprise Academy, said: "Leon has based his business from QU2 for some time now and is highly supportive of enterprise activities at our University.
QU2 forms part of the Enterprise Academy, designed to support staff, students and graduates with their enterprise ideas. The business centre, based in Leeds, also supports the wider community and has assisted the growth of more than 600 businesses in the past 10 years.
Leon said: "I hope the students enjoyed my presentation. I think it is important that they learn who is out there to support them with their ideas and I also wanted to shed some light on the possible failures that can happen in business as well as the success stories."
Fran Parkinson from QU2, said: "I hope the students found the talk by Leon Doyle inspirational and helpful and that they are aware of who they can approach for help and support in starting their own enterprise.
For students looking for support in setting up a business free help and advice is available from http://www.leedsmet.ac.uk/employability/business-start-up/starting-a-business.htm.
For more information about QU2 please visit www.qu2leeds.co.uk.