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Upcoming Events

April 2018

Route to Startup Workshop: Developstation 1 – Who Needs Customers?

25 April 2018
09:30-11:30
Innovation Space, Floor 2

Developstation 1 is the next workshop in the RouteToStartup series for those students & graduates who have attended the Thinkthrough workshop.

This workshop is designed to help you identify:
* Who is your customer?
* How do you reach them?
* Basic principles of sales and marketing

This is an interactive workshop working with other like-minded students & graduates.

In preparation for the workshop you will need to:
* Complete any tasks following Thinkthrough workshop
* Bring all completed worksheets and notes from previous RouteToStartup workshops
* Bring a notepad/pen or laptop to record ideas, notes and develop plans

PLEASE NOTE: The next workshop in the RouteToStartup series (Developstation 2) runs immediately following this and you can attend them on the same day or register for an alternative date.

This event is open to UoP students and graduate (up to 5 years).

Route to Startup Workshop: Developstation 2 – Competition and the bigger picture

25 April 2018
11:45-13:15
Innovation Space, Floor 2

Developstation 2 is the next workshop in the RouteToStartup series for those students & graduates who have attended the Thinkthrough  & Developstation 1 workshops.

This workshop is designed to help you identify:
* Who are your competitors?
* Strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats of your idea
* What makes your idea stand out?

This is an interactive workshop working with other like-minded students & graduates.

In preparation for the workshop you will need to:
* Complete any tasks following the Developstation 1 workshop
* Bring all completed worksheets and notes from previous RouteToStartup workshops
* Bring a notepad/pen or laptop to record ideas, notes and develop plans

PLEASE NOTE: Developstation 1 (the first of the Developstation workshops in the RouteToStartup series) runs immediately before this and you can attend them both on the same day or register for an alternative date.
This event is open to UoP students and graduate (up to 5 years).

May 2018

How to Generate 30 Sales Leads via LinkedIn for FREE and in Less Than 10 Hours Work Exclusive

2 May 2018
15:00-17:00
Innovation Space - Floor 2

*Innovation Space event*

As the world’s leading B2B networking platform with over 500 million active users, LinkedIn offers business sales and marketing opportunities like no other.

LinkedIn’s advanced search features enable users to pinpoint and research precise prospects before considering marketing activity.

And with 40% of users logging in daily, capturing the attention of those prospects and engaging them in positive sales dialogue has never before been so easy.

 

ShineRank is one of Portsmouth’s leading digital marketing agencies and has developed an acclaimed reputation for helping B2B customers generate volumes of fresh sales leads and reliable business revenues via LinkedIn messaging.

 

This free and exclusive session hosted at Innovation Space, Portsmouth, on 02 May 2018 will see ShineRank Marketing share valuable tried & tested insights on what it takes to generate quality sales leads via LinkedIn, for free.

Their team has successfully managed hundreds of LinkedIn marketing campaigns and have learnt the essential attributes required to generate powerful results.

 

Join this free session and access the actionable lessons you can take away and duse yourself:

● Learn how to generate leads for your business via LinkedIn for FREE
● Discover the key components required for LinkedIn marketing success
● Understand how to pinpoint highly targeted prospect lists
● Access examples of campaigns that have generated in excess of 200 qualified leads
● See real life prospect dialogues to understand how these can be applied in real life

 

Legal and accountancy advice drop in with the experts from Coffin Mew and Wilkins Kennedy

2 May 2018
10am-3pm
Innovation Space - meeting room 2

Experts from Coffin Mew Solicitors and Wilkins Kennedy, a Chartered Accountants firm will be available to offer advice to you on any of the below topics:

Accountancy:

  • Start-up advice
  • Accessing funding
  • VAT advice
  • Payroll and pension (auto enrolment) advice
  • Tax planning and advisory (share schemes/ auto enrolment)
  • Assist with Making-tax-digital requirements (coming into effect 6 April 2019)
  • Setting up financial processes and automation

 

Commercial & Employment law this includes:

  • Intellectual Property
  • Commercial Contracts
  • Employee Contracts
  • Employment Issues
  • Terms of Business
  • Data Protection & Privacy
  • GDPR

Corporate law this includes:

  • Company Incorporation
  • Company Secretarial
  • Directors Duties
  • Shareholders’ Agreements
  • Articles of Association
  • Investment
  • Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Company Sales

This will work on a drop in basis on the ground floor of the Innovation Space.

This will run on the first Wednesday of every month.

Route to Startup Workshop #1: ThinkThrough

11 May 2018
9:30-12:30
Innovation Space, Floor 2

Thinkthrough is the first workshop in the RouteToStartup series for those students & graduates who have attended a nest Enterprise Clinic.

This workshop is designed to:
* Test your ideas
* Explore the myths & realities of startup
* Identify models & approaches
* Understand your values & ambition

This is an interactive workshop working with other like-minded students & graduates.

In preparation for the workshop you will need to:
* Think about why you want to work for yourself
* Have a business idea you want to develop
* Bring a notepad/pen or laptop to record ideas, notes and develop plans

This event is open to UoP students and graduate (up to 5 years).

Route to Startup Workshop: Developstation 3 – The money side of things

22 May 2018
13:30-15:00
Innovation Space, Floor 2

Developstation 3 is the next workshop in theRouteToStartup series for those students & graduates who have attended the Thinkthrough  & Developstation 1 & 2 workshops.

This workshop is designed to help you explore:
* Costing & pricing
* Revenue streams
* Cashflow

This is an interactive workshop working with other like-minded students & graduates.

In preparation for the workshop you will need to: 
* Complete any tasks following the Developstation 1 & 2 workshop
* Bring all completed worksheets and notes from previousRouteToStartup workshops
* Bring a notepad/pen or laptop to record ideas, notes and develop plans


This event is open to UoP students and graduate (up to 5 years).

June 2018

Route to Startup Workshop #1: ThinkThrough

5 June 2018
13:00-16:00
Innovation Space, Floor 2

Thinkthrough is the first workshop in the RouteToStartup series for those students & graduates who have attended a nest Enterprise Clinic.

This workshop is designed to:
* Test your ideas
* Explore the myths & realities of startup
* Identify models & approaches
* Understand your values & ambition

This is an interactive workshop working with other like-minded students & graduates.

In preparation for the workshop you will need to:
* Think about why you want to work for yourself
* Have a business idea you want to develop
* Bring a notepad/pen or laptop to record ideas, notes and develop plans

This event is open to UoP students and graduate (up to 5 years).

Route to Startup Workshop: Developstation 1 – Who Needs Customers?

21 June 2018
09:30-11:30
Innovation Space, Floor 2

Developstation 1 is the next workshop in the RouteToStartup series for those students & graduates who have attended the Thinkthrough workshop.

This workshop is designed to help you identify:
* Who is your customer?
* How do you reach them?
* Basic principles of sales and marketing

This is an interactive workshop working with other like-minded students & graduates.

In preparation for the workshop you will need to:
* Complete any tasks following Thinkthrough workshop
* Bring all completed worksheets and notes from previous RouteToStartup workshops
* Bring a notepad/pen or laptop to record ideas, notes and develop plans

PLEASE NOTE: The next workshop in the RouteToStartup series (Developstation 2) runs immediately following this and you can attend them on the same day or register for an alternative date.

This event is open to UoP students and graduate (up to 5 years).

Route to Startup Workshop: Developstation 2 – Competition and the bigger picture

21 June 2018
11:45-13:15
Innovation Space, Floor 2

Developstation 2 is the next workshop in the RouteToStartup series for those students & graduates who have attended the Thinkthrough  & Developstation 1 workshops.

This workshop is designed to help you identify:
* Who are your competitors?
* Strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats of your idea
* What makes your idea stand out?

This is an interactive workshop working with other like-minded students & graduates.

In preparation for the workshop you will need to:
* Complete any tasks following the Developstation 1 workshop
* Bring all completed worksheets and notes from previous RouteToStartup workshops
* Bring a notepad/pen or laptop to record ideas, notes and develop plans

PLEASE NOTE: Developstation 1 (the first of the Developstation workshops in the RouteToStartup series) runs immediately before this and you can attend them both on the same day or register for an alternative date.
This event is open to UoP students and graduate (up to 5 years).

July 2018

Route to Startup Workshop #1: ThinkThrough

4 July 2018
13:00-16:00
Innovation Space, Floor 2

Thinkthrough is the first workshop in the RouteToStartup series for those students & graduates who have attended a nest Enterprise Clinic.

This workshop is designed to:
* Test your ideas
* Explore the myths & realities of startup
* Identify models & approaches
* Understand your values & ambition

This is an interactive workshop working with other like-minded students & graduates.

In preparation for the workshop you will need to:
* Think about why you want to work for yourself
* Have a business idea you want to develop
* Bring a notepad/pen or laptop to record ideas, notes and develop plans

This event is open to UoP students and graduate (up to 5 years).

Route to Startup Workshop: Developstation 3 – The money side of things

26 July 2018
10:00-11:30
Innovation Space, Floor 2

Developstation 3 is the next workshop in theRouteToStartup series for those students & graduates who have attended the Thinkthrough  & Developstation 1 & 2 workshops.

This workshop is designed to help you explore:
* Costing & pricing
* Revenue streams
* Cashflow

This is an interactive workshop working with other like-minded students & graduates.

In preparation for the workshop you will need to: 
* Complete any tasks following the Developstation 1 & 2 workshop
* Bring all completed worksheets and notes from previousRouteToStartup workshops
* Bring a notepad/pen or laptop to record ideas, notes and develop plans


This event is open to UoP students and graduate (up to 5 years).