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Event strikes right note with students

Young flock to hear music entrepreneurs

if you build itConcert promoter Dave McGeachan and Biffy Clyro manager Dee Bahl were among the attractions at the biggest student enterprise event of the year held in Glasgow yesterday.

Mr McGeachan, of DF Concerts and Events, the company behind T in the Park, shared his journey from start-up record shop to being involved in one of the biggest music festivals in the UK.

If you Build It They will Come was hosted by Bridge 2 Business at Glasgow School of Art and attracted hundreds of students. They also heard from fellow music entrepreneur Mr Bahl, another who started his own music management business.

“In this new era, I am becoming more aware of different business models and of people who are trying to do things differently and who go out on their own and give it a go – that’s exciting,” he said.

The Bridge 2 Business Programme, which is now in its second year, works across Scotland’s College network to inspire, connect and support students into business.

Bridge 2 Business is one of the programmes which are delivered by Young Enterprise Scotland which has been at the forefront of enterprise education in Scotland for more than 40 years.

Chief executive Geoff Leask said: “We passionately believe in shining a light on the entrepreneurs that young people can more easily relate to and be inspired by.

“This inspiration along with engagement in practical enterprise activities is critical as our young people enter a working world, where the pace of change is faster than ever before.”

Picture (left to right): Dee Bahl – Biffy Clyro Manager, Dave McGeachan –  DF Concerts, Geoff Leask – Young Enterprise Scotland

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