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Enterprise Showcase 2018 – Nominations

 

The showcase will take place on the evening of Thursday 15th March 2018. There will be a number of awards and we need your nominations for three of the categories; Business start-up of the year, Student/Graduate Entrepreneurial Spirit & Staff Entrepreneurial Spirit.

If you believe someone stands out please cast your nomination below.

Please note: Nominations must be for a University of Portsmouth student, recent graduate or member of staff.

You can nominate yourself and/or others.


Categories:

Start-up of the Year nominations

The Start-up of the Year Award is for start-up businesses that have been operating for less than 18 months and must be founded by a University of Portsmouth student or recent graduate (up to 5 years).

We want to hear about University of Portsmouth student & graduate start-up businesses and what is it they do that makes them stand out?

Don’t worry if you don’t know lots of detail about the Startup as we will follow up with your Business Start-up of the Year nominee to obtain some further information with regards their business operations.

We have a great prize package for the winner of this award worth over £1000. Further details of the package can be found further down this page.

Nominate now using the below form:

 

Student/Graduate Entrepreneurial Spirit nominations

“Entrepreneurial spirit is a mindset. It’s an attitude and approach to thinking that actively seeks out change, rather than waiting to adapt to change. It’s a mindset that embraces critical questioning, innovation, service and continuous improvement.” Michael Kerr

This award is for an individual who applies an entrepreneurial spirit to everyday life. Have they shown an innovative flair during a project, do they approach activities in a different way, do they strive to make a difference to the people/situations around them?

We are looking for someone who is in tune with their passion – someone who is energised when a challenge stands in their way. And above all, they go out and they act on their ideas!

How do they stand out? What makes you believe they have an entrepreneurial spirit?

This nominee does not need to have started their own business but must be a University of Portsmouth student or recent graduate (up to 5 years).

Nominate now using the below form:

 

Staff Entrepreneurial Spirit nominations

“Entrepreneurial spirit is a mindset. It’s an attitude and approach to thinking that actively seeks out change, rather than waiting to adapt to change. It’s a mindset that embraces critical questioning, innovation, service and continuous improvement.” Michael Kerr

This award is for a member of University of Portsmouth staff who applies an entrepreneurial spirit to their everyday life.

This could include innovative teaching methods, delivery of enterprise education, encouragement of student/graduate enterprise activity, development of their own entrepreneurial project or anything else you believe encapsulates an ‘entrepreneurial spirit’.

Nominate now using the below form:

 


The Startup of the Year Prize Package

This year we have a fantastic prize for the winner of our Startup of the Year Award, which includes:

6 months free office space worth over £1200

6 months full membership at one of the Innovation Spaces locations to include your own designated desk, 24/7 access, unrestricted use of meeting and boardrooms and a wide range of networking opportunities.

Be part of something bigger by joining our thriving small business community. With an active social calendar, free events to grow your business, and access to University resources, we are not your average serviced office space provider.

http://www.innovationspace.org.uk/

Creative support package from Wolfden Creative worth £800

Wolfden Creative are a digital media agency based in Portsmouth. Specialising in branding, social media marketing and web design.

Creative support package to include:

  • Logo design
  • Website
  • Social media consultation

https://wolfdencreative.com/

Legal consultation with Warner Goodman LLP worth £400

Free initial legal consultation and reduced rate fixed fees for any legal assistance (if needed) post consultation.

And to help celebrate we are throwing in a bottle of bubbly!

Warner Goodman Solicitors offer first class legal services and advice to individuals and businesses throughout Hampshire.

www.warnergoodman.co.uk

£229 of credits on 99designs for any graphic design service on the platform

99designs is the biggest design platform in the world. We provide entrepreneurs and small businesses with quality and affordable design solution which helps thousands of businesses and start ups build their brand identity each year. Thanks to our largest community of designers, we make it easy to outsource any design project you have (logo, business card, flyer, web design, app design) and transform your vision into a brand

https://99designs.co.uk

£200 of Uber credits for to help you get to your critical business meetings in style

Uber is the world’s most valuable start-up. We provide a safe, reliable and affordable ride at the push of a button in over 600 cities globally.

With Uber you can make sure that you never miss a critical business meeting again!

https://www.uber.com/en-GB/

 

 


The winners will be decided by the nest and announced during the Awards ceremony on Thursday 15th March 2018.

All nominees and nominators will receive details for attending the Enterprise Showcase Awards evening separately.

If you have any questions please do not hesitate in contacting the nest Team on nest@port.ac.uk or call 023 9284 3543.

Thank you to our sponsors of our Startup of the Year prize package: