Competing in the Final of the University Business Challenge by Toyosi Oni

  Coming 7th out of 291 teams was not so bad after all. This academic year, I took part in the IBM Universities Business Challenge Worldwide where I was the team leader of one of the NBS teams that participated. It is the world’s longest established and leading undergraduate simulation-based competition designed to develop employability…

Syncing The City with NBS, CMP and Aviva – A Reflection from Steve Jones

Starting a new business… surely its not difficult right? That’s a question asked often and the answer can be easily summed up with the Guardian’s headline “You are never prepared for how much hard work it is” (Walsh, 2012). Nevertheless, this did not stop 122 people, including students and industry professionals descending on the Kings…

Sync the City Success for UEA

Last Thursday, Friday and Saturday (November 20-22), Sync the City (a 54 hour startup weekend event) took place at the Kings Centre in Norwich.  Co-organised by SyncNorwich and UEA, with a range of sponsors including HP and Norwich-based Rainbird, it brought together just over 100 software developers, entrepreneurs, government officials and a range of UEA…

NBS Student Success in the University Business Challenge

NBS students are powering into the semi-finals of this year’s University Business Challenge organised by IBM. One of the groups scored the highest score of all 312 participating teams including the top Russell Group universities including Cambridge and Oxford. This year the University has established itself in the top 20 of all UK league tables…