NWRC’s first Entrepreneur in Residence will help drive innovation among students

North West Regional College (NWRC) has appointed its first Entrepreneur in Residence to help students take their first steps in business.

Alastair Cameron, co-founder of Startacus, a company that informs, inspires and connects startups and entrepreneurs, will be based at NWRC one day a week to support students and the college community.

Alastair has extensive experience as a business mentor, providing founders with the commercial guidance, support, advice and insights needed in the early stages of any startup development process.

Finneen Bradley, Student Services Manager at NWRC, said: “We are delighted to welcome Alastair to NWRC as our Entrepreneur in Residence to support our students with their business ideas and help the College engage with the startup ecosystems to connect these islands.

“In addition to being NWRC’s Entrepreneur in Residence, we look forward to Alastair working with stakeholders across the North West and participating in programs with Invest NI, Londonderry and Strabane District Council, Causeway Coast and Glens Council, local schools and our wider network involved .

“With a focus on mentoring, networking and encouragement, there is no doubt that Alistair’s involvement with NWRC will have a positive impact on the lives of our students at this pivotal point in their careers.”

“In my role, I will support individual students with their business ideas, increasing their entrepreneurial potential and creative flair to drive entrepreneurship and startup culture throughout the college.

“My wealth of experience and connections will no doubt benefit students looking to start their own businesses in the near future.”

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