National Student Enterprise Conference at Aston

Aston Entrepreneurs Society
Aston Entrepreneurs Society helped successfully bid to host NSEC 2012 at Aston University.

16 February 2012

The National Student Enterprise Conference, “CTRL ALT DISRUPT”, was held this year at Aston University.

The annual conference is  held 18 and 19 February. This year called, NSEC2012: CTRL ALT DISRUPT, it focused on disruptive innovation and business models. College and university students had the opportunity to tap into a wealth of expertise and hear from industry experts, innovators, personal branding gurus and high-profile entrepreneurs.

The two day event was filled with a series of keynotes, workshops, panels, Q&As, crash courses, and master classes. These all aim to help guide young entrepreneurs turn their ideas into successful business ventures.

National Consortium of University Entrepreneurs (NACUE) runs the conference ever year, bringing together entrepreneurial students from all over the UK for two intense days of learning, training, and networking, all designed to equip students with the tools and knowledge they need to embark or continue on successful careers as entrepreneurs.

The event has been extremely successful since it was launched in 2010, and attracts students from all disciplines and educational backgrounds with their desire to be successful entrepreneurs a common denominator.  This year NACUE want to inspire delegates to spot trends and disrupt existing markets with their ideas, and have built the 2-day programme around this.

Aston demonstrates its support for students and regional businesses through a number of quality programmes. These included Aston Idol, which lets students pitch their business ideas to a panel of national and regional business representatives and its involvement in innovative business start-up programme BSEEN (Birmingham Skills for Enterprise and Employability Network). This project, funded by Birmingham City Council, has provided support for over 100 graduate entrepreneurs from the West Midlands region. This includes opportunities to access extensive mentoring, free office space and business grants to help with start-up initiatives.

Last year’s conference was held in Manchester and brought together 200 of the most promising students across the UK.




For further details contact Kreesha Pattani, Aston University Communications on 0121 204 4552 or