Building Enterprise Networks • Embedding Enterprise Education • Student-Led Enterprise Engagement • Political Acuity & Diplomacy • University Enterprise Audits • Business Plan Competitions • Student Enterprise Conferences • Start-up Boot Camps • Venture Academies • Stakeholder Relations • Government and the Enterprise Agenda
Victoria Lennox, 27, is the first Canadian and one of the youngest recipients of a Queen’s Award for Enterprise Promotion. Victoria won the award for having pioneered a grassroots youth entrepreneurship movement both in the UK and globally that has taken on a momentum of its own with a membership of more than 45,000 enterprising students across over 80 universities. As the Founder and Chair of the National Consortium of University Entrepreneurs (NACUE), Co-founder and Chair of ICUE, Co-founder of Enterprise Alliance UK, Entrepreneur in Residence at London Metropolitan Business School and former President of Oxford Entrepreneurs, Victoria has built enterprise networks, stimulated public discourse and developed meaningful political and policy inroads to further the entrepreneurship agenda.On the global stage, Victoria supports and mentors the development of youth enterprise organisations in numerous countries; provides advisory support to international organisations in the areas of entrepreneurship networks, education and policy development; and undertakes consulting projects for universities to enhance their entrepreneurial projects.
Victoria has been invited to speak at universities and international enterprise conferences across the UK and Europe and has contributed significantly to various international enterprise boards. In 2009 Victoria was awarded the SFEDI ‘Enterprise Support Network Builder Award’ and ‘Overall Enterprise Champion of the Year Award’, was recognized as a ‘Champion of Entrepreneurial Britain’ and ‘Top 30 Under 30’by Real Business Magazine and was noted as ‘One to Watch’ by Spectator Business.
Victoria moved back to Ottawa in January 2010 where, after having spent a year with Industry Canada’s Small Business Policy Group, she is now working on her next big venture with the vision of fostering amore entrepreneurial and prosperous Canada through Startup Canada.