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Scots Boot Campers Set To Rival The Dragon'S Den

A THICK-necked sergeant will not be screaming commands to do 40 push ups. Instead, recruits to a "boot camp" being held in Glasgow this week will be pushing themselves to come up with ideas for making money and setting up businesses.Some 50 Scottish university students are taking part in the entrepreneurial boot camp. Using techniques familiar to viewers of popular television series The Apprentice and Dragon's Den, the project will present students with a series of challenges and skills development exercises. At the end of the week, organisers expect to have ten to 12 business ideas which will be pitched to a Dragon's Den-style panel, including John Anderson, chief executive of the Entrepreneurial Exchange.Anderson will then arrange for teams to meet relevant members of the Entrepreneurial Exchange, who include some of Scotland's most successful entrepreneurs such as Sir Tom Hunter and Sir Bill Gammell, to help develop the ideas over the summer.The project is the brainchild of Jam