Powering the Enterprising Generation
NACUE is committed to advancing education and supporting bespoke solutions in developing greater engagement with learners from various academic backgrounds in enterprise initiatives. We believe that all students should have the chance to engage in unique opportunities, supporting them to develop the skills they need to succeed.
"NACUE was formed in 2008 by 12 enterprise society presidents. These university students were already playing a leading role in the development of student entrepreneurship at their institutions, however they knew that collaboratively they could create something bigger for the benefit of their societies. In 2009, Oxford Entrepreneurs President Victoria Lennox, took the plunge and founded what was then the National Consortium of University Entrepreneurs, with support from the other enterprise presidents, Matt Smith and Cyprian Szalankiewicz.
NACUE existed as a predominantly volunteer led organisation until 2011, which saw a rapid year of expansion for the organisation. NACUE relaunched as a charity in early 2011 and later announced a large expansion thanks to gaining funding from the Department of Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS) and widened their operations to the inclusion of further education colleges. On November 15th 2011, the organisations name was changed to the 'National Association of College and University Entrepreneurs to represent their commitment to other levels of education within the sector.
Those original 12 societies were the catalysts for an extraordinary movement in student entrepreneurship. Now that initial group has grown into a national non-profit organisation with a thriving national network representing over 200 college and university enterprise societies."