GCU boosts Converge Challenge competition with 11 entries

12 April 2017

An amazing 11 applications from GCU have been entered for this year’s Converge Challenge, the company creation competition and start up development programme aimed at creating the next generation of entrepreneurs.

There are three categories for the Converge Challenge 2017; the Converge Challenge Award, KickStart Award and Social Enterprise Award, with GCU entrants in all three categories.  

Among the Converge Challenge category entrants, Catherine Truel’s business proposition is to develop an online interactive platform placing vetted global trade and customs compliance experts within reach of every exporter and importer. Doug Jagger is working on Yupty Ltd, a live music information site, and has entered the KickStart Award.

For the first time this year, a GCU staff member has also entered the awards - Professor Lorna Paul is a Professor in Allied Health Science.

Most of the businesses applying to this year’s Converge Challenge have been supported by UHatch, GCU’s business incubation service.

The 2017 Converge Challenge programme has received 211 entries from universities across Scotland.

Converge Challenge will announce the winners at its annual awards ceremony on Thursday September 28, 2017 at the Glasgow Science Centre, Glasgow.