Founder & Trustee
The National Association of College & University Entrepreneurs (NACUE) is a charitable organisation that seeks to stimulate and nurture student enterprise in the UK by supporting, connecting and representing student-led enterprise initiatives and societies.
NACUE was founded in 2008 by then, Oxford Entrepreneurs President, Victoria Lennox, who, together with 12 leaders of enterprise societies across the UK, saw a need to drive forward a grassroots youth entrepreneurship movement with students acting as catalysts of entrepreneurship in their institutions and communities.
Today, NACUE supports more than 80 student enterprise clubs, 45,000 enterprising students and 100 academic institutions across the UK; is recognized as a global best practice in entrepreneurship promotion by UNCTAD and the World Economic Forum; and, has the support of leaders of entrepreneurship, industry, academia and government across the UK. Its core activities include mentoring, training and sharing best practice for student-led enterprise activity.
Since its launch, the charity has contributed to the growth of enterprise societies from 35 to 80 across the UK, and looks to represent the voice of student entrepreneurs to government by leading in the development of Enterprise Alliance UK.