Hull Daily Mail

Hull entrepreneurs book into Boot Camp

Friday, July 05, 2013 Hull Daily Mail

EVENTS: Young Hull entrepreneurs gathered this week at Yorkshire's Graduate Entrepreneurship Boot Camp to turn their fledgling business ideas into reality.

Thirty students and graduates from Yorkshire secured their places on the four-day residential event, which took place at The Stables in High Melton, near Doncaster.

SCIENCE GAMES: Katie Norman, a graduate of the University of Hull.

Among them were university of Hull graduates Nadine Waehning, Katie Norman, Carl Zammit, Magid Mar and Patrick Graff.

Hull-born Katie, 27, is hoping the event will enable her to develop her business, Lab Rascals, which organises science- based parties and activities for children, while Nadine is using it to further her marketing consultancy, Initio.

Carl, Magid and Patrick will be at the bootcamp to help launch LocoMoco, a digital marketing agency.

The event is hosted and organised by Yorkshire's Graduate Entrepreneurship Project, an ERDF funded initiative that encourages and helps support students and graduates into business and self-employment following graduation.

Graduate Entrepreneurship News

Graduates showcase their businesses

Student and graduate entrepreneurs supported by the University of Hull were in the spotlight earlier this week at an Enterprise Showcase hosted by the University.

Twelve innovative start-up businesses took to the stage to present their ideas at the event which was part of the university’s Graduate Entrepreneurship Project. One of the fledgling entrepreneurs taking part was 26-year-old chemistry graduate Katie Norman, whose business Lab Rascals is based around teaching children a hands-on approach to learning science.

Katie said: "Only 3 per cent of primary school teachers have a science background so with Lab Rascals, schools can have someone come in and do hands-on lessons and experiments with the children. There isn't anything around here like this, so I think I have found a niche."

Enterprise Showcase in the News

8th March 2013



  • Brilliant from start to finish!! The children loved it, and the grandparents were equally entertained! Great value for money too. All I needed to do was feed them! Even tidied up before you went home! We have a pair of goggles here which I can post to you xx

    Gemma Bradley

  • Took my 2 boys aged 6 & 9 to the volcano workshop and wow what an experience they loved it and didn't want it to end! will be booking again, staff were so friendly and helpful and made the session so much fun!

    Annalise Walker

  • My Daughter attended the Candy Chaos session at Bilton Village Hall today. Booking was very easy and quick. The staff were very friendly even taking the time to talk to the parents at the end of the session explaining what the children did and i enjoyed sampling the sherbet im also the bookings clerk of the hall that was used today. Katie and the team were very friendly and left the hall in an immaculate state once finished!!

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