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Upcoming Events

February 2018

Wednesday nest Enterprise Clinic

21 February 2018
2-4pm
Purple Door, 28 Guildhall Walk, Portsmouth

Pop-in to Purple Door anytime between 2-4pm to speak to one of our nest enterprise advisers.  Confidential advice and an honest appraisal on your idea.

Entrepreneurs’ Lounge – Pitching your idea

22 February 2018
2pm-4pm
Floor 2, Innovation Space

Imagine you get that chance meeting with someone important in a lift, could you get across exactly what your idea is in time to get them interested?

Pitching for investment or potential customers require different skills to the above but getting it right makes all the difference.

Come and find out how to pitch your idea in order to make the best impression from our experts.

The session will take the form of two parts: a short workshop led by our pitching experts, followed by the chance to ask any questions you have specific to your startup and what you want to find out.

Friday nest Enterprise Clinic

23 February 2018
9.30-11.30am
Purple Door, 28 Guildhall Walk

Pop-in to Purple Door anytime between 9.30-11.30am to speak to one of our nest enterprise advisers. Confidential advice and an honest appraisal on your idea.

Wednesday nest Enterprise Clinic

28 February 2018
2-4pm
Purple Door, 28 Guildhall Walk

Pop-in to Purple Door anytime between 2-4pm to speak to one of our nest enterprise advisers.  Confidential advice and an honest appraisal on your idea.

March 2018

Friday nest Enterprise Clinic

2 March 2018
9.30-11.30am
Purple Door, 28 Guildhall Walk

Pop-in to Purple Door anytime between 9.30-11.30am to speak to one of our nest enterprise advisers. Confidential advice and an honest appraisal on your idea.

Friday nest Enterprise Clinic

9 March 2018
9.30-11.30am
Purple Door, 28 Guildhall Walk

Pop-in to Purple Door anytime between 9.30-11.30am to speak to one of our nest enterprise advisers. Confidential advice and an honest appraisal on your idea.

Understanding Intellectual Property

13 March 2018
14:00 – 16:00
William Beatty - 0.24

Identifying and Protecting the Value of Your Research and Innovation

Presented by Dr David Elsy, a Partner in the leading European Patent and Trade Mark firm Withers & Rogers LLP, with 28 years experience in Intellectual Property (IP).

Sir Richard Gregory, Editor of Nature in 1936 said:

“Inventions touch national life at many points, yet it is surprising how little it is known by most people of the methods of securing protection for original devices, machines, processes or designs; of their profitable production by manufacturers; and of their successful exploitation in business.”

Regrettably, little has changed since then. The aim of the session is therefore to try and give a better understanding of what protection is available and how to use it. David will be presenting an interactive session on the IP that you might have in your research programs and how to use it to protect and help commercialise your work. Topics include Patents, Trade Marks, Copyright and Designs with a focus on the University Sector.

This event is open to nest startups as well as Research and Academic Staff

Wednesday nest Enterprise Clinic

14 March 2018
2-4pm
Purple Door, 28 Guildhall Walk

Pop-in to Purple Door anytime between 2-4pm to speak to one of our nest enterprise advisers.  Confidential advice and an honest appraisal on your idea.

Friday nest Enterprise Clinic

16 March 2018
9.30-11.00am
Purple Door, 28 Guildhall Walk

Pop-in to Purple Door anytime between 9.30-11.30am to speak to one of our nest enterprise advisers. Confidential advice and an honest appraisal on your idea.

Self-Employment Placement Information drop in

21 March 2018
2-4pm
Careers and Employability Centre (Purple Door)

A Self-Employment Placement (SEP) may be undertaken by certain students currently studying at the University of Portsmouth. This will normally take place following the 2nd year of studies and where appropriate replaces the traditional placement year in industry.

The aim of the SEP is to encourage the development of enterprise skills whilst starting-up and running a business or social enterprise or being self-employed during the placement year.

If you would like to find out more about undertaking a Self-Employment Placement, drop in between 2pm-4pm and chat to a member of the team.

No need to book a place, just come in during these times.

Entrepreneurs Lounge – Extraordinary leadership to ‘get the edge’ in business

22 March 2018
10:00-12:00
Floor 2, Innovation Space

You want to start, grow and scale a profitable company. Inspire motivated, supportive teams, and lead in the marketplace.

Success on paper seems simple, ideas straightforward. Except implementation is hard.

Whether you are working by yourself, within a team, employing people or even outsourcing work – leadership skills are key.

Discover six leadership principles adopted by some of the worlds most effective leaders and how you can apply them in your life and business.

The session will have two parts: a short workshop led by our pitching expert, followed by the chance to ask any questions you have specific to your startup and what you want to find out.

Friday nest Enterprise Clinic

23 March 2018
9.30-11.30am
Purple Door, 28 Guildhall Walk

Pop-in to Purple Door anytime between 9.30-11.30am to speak to one of our nest enterprise advisers. Confidential advice and an honest appraisal on your idea.

Wednesday nest Enterprise Clinic

28 March 2018
2-4pm
Purple Door, 28 Guildhall Walk, Portsmouth

Pop-in to Purple Door anytime between 2-4pm to speak to one of our nest enterprise advisers.  Confidential advice and an honest appraisal on your idea.

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

28 March 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).

April 2018

Route to Startup Workshop #1: ThinkThrough

12 April 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 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).

Entrepreneurs’ Lounge – Fundamentals of Freelancing

26 April 2018
10am-12pm
Floor 2, Innovation Space

Have you ever thought of using your skills & knowledge to make money? Many do! From photographers to web designers, translators to sports therapists, writers to marketers. The potential is endless.

Freelancing is more about using your skills rather than having an ‘idea’.

Getting to work on a range of projects for different clients, being your own boss and having the independence to make your own decisions.

Come and hear from someone who has been there and done it, and is in fact still doing it. What do they wish they had know when starting out, what are their top tips and what are the first steps in getting started.

May 2018

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).