Entrepreneur in Residence (EiR)

As part of its ambitious plans to lead Scotland’s university sector in advancing female entrepreneurship, QMU has appointed Carolyn Currie as its first Entrepreneur in Residence (EiR). Carolyn is CEO of Women’s Enterprise Scotland. As a highly respected business leader and champion of female entrepreneurship, this appointment will help encourage and support more staff, students and graduates to develop their entrepreneurial skills.

As well as supporting our QMU community, Carolyn will drive forward the University’s goal of becoming a leading centre for excellence for female entrepreneurship.

As a university without borders, QMU’s Entrepreneur in Residence will help QMU influence the wider food and drink, creative, healthcare and business industries to strengthen entrepreneurial activity across the country. Carolyn’s appointment will also assist the University in its ambitions to establish a Women’s Business Centre within its planned Innovation Hub – part of the Edinburgh Innovation Park.

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First Entrepreneur in Residence helps University’s ambitious plans to boost female entrepreneurship

In a bid to accelerate women’s entrepreneurship to support inclusive economic growth in Scotland, Qu read more

21 August 2021

Fireside Chat

We are delighted to be able to invite you to virtually attend and hear QMU Chancellor, Dame Prue Lei read more

28 October 2021

EiR Webinar 1- Identifying Your Business Idea and Getting Started

10 November 2021

EiR Webinar 2 - Juggling Caring Commitments and Being Productive for your Business

19 January 2022 More EiR Events

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Fireside chat with Dame Prue Leith and Carolyn Currie

28 October 2021 Hear QMU Chancellor, Dame Prue Leith, serial entrepreneur, business woman, food writer, novelist, broadcaster and television presenter in conversation with our first Entrepreneur in Residence Carolyn Currie, CEO of Women’s Enterprise Scotland. Info and Registration >>