Global Entrepreneurship Week: What’s On

brainstorm-1076587_960_720Global Entrepreneur Week is a global celebration of the entrepreneur ecosystem, and during one week there will be workshops and support for every stage of the entrepreneur’s journey, as well of thousands of start-ups that are launched. 

qEnterprise are participating in this week-long festival and have kicked off with a 3 day Start-up event which will be featured in tomorrow’s blog. Read on to hear about some upcoming events and activities …

Crowdfund Your Idea: Tuesday 15th November 1pm – 2pm

On Tuesday we will have a workshop called “Crowdfund Your Idea”, which will be delivered by Seedrs and will help you to develop a successful crowdfunding campaign.  Until recently, raising funds for business focused on acquiring large amounts of money from very few people. Crowdfunding involves raising finance by asking large numbers of people to give you small amounts of money. If you need money and support to make your creative idea or business come to life, this interactive session will introduce the concept of crowdfunding and will outline how you should make a successful campaign. 

Please register for the event here.

Maker’s Market: Wednesday 16th November 12pm – 2pm

On Wednesday we will host the Maker’s Market in The Blomeley Rooms from 12pm – 2pm. The Maker’s Market will see students, as well as people in the community, sell a variety of different products and promote their services. We have a diverse range of goods on offer including vintage clothing, jewellery and clay art, and we also have lots of food on offer such as Turkish street food, brownies and sweet tarts, so please do pop in.

We also have a number of student societies promoting what they do so come and see what’s going on. Please register for the event here.

Enterprise and Engagement Awards: Deadline 8th December

We’re looking for applicants to the two following student enterprise awards:

Entrepreneurial Student of the Year: Someone who has made a significant impact to a project or multiple projects – they could be a society leader or have been successful in work placements, it’s not just for business founders.

Most Promising Student Business:  A business set up by a student or recent graduate (up to two years) that shows potential for future success.

Please complete the online application form here.

InQUBEate and Funding: Deadline 16th December

InQUBEate is a mentoring and training programme that supports you in developing your business idea. The programme currently runs twice a year for 8 weeks from the QUBE (Francis Bancroft 3.43). Participants have weekly group and 1-1 mentoring workshops, supplemented by training sessions covering all aspects of running a successful start-up business, including marketing, pitching, and business planning. To apply for a place on this programme, you can apply for our funding awards.

For those wanting to test out a business idea, you can apply for £500. For those with existing customers and who would need the funding to expand their business, you can apply for up to £5,000. We also award £10,000 for those who want to create a prototype, app or website and this money will be towards the development of this. You would receive half the money beforehand and the other half on completion of the programme.

The deadline to apply is 16th December.

Final Pitches: Tuesday 6th December

This terms cohort of InQUBEate will be delivering their final pitches on 6th December at Central Working, Whitechapel.  If you wanted to come along to see how this terms students have progressed before you apply yourself, please register for this event below. We will provide food, drinks and networking opportunities afterwards.

Please register for this event here.




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