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Upcoming Events

October 2017

Route to Startup Workshop #1: ThinkThrough

5 October 2017
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?

20 October 2017
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

20 October 2017
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).

November 2017

Route to Startup Workshop #1: ThinkThrough

8 November 2017
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

28 November 2017
13:30-15:00
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).

December 2017

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

12 December 2017
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

12 December 2017
15:15-16:45
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).

 

January 2018

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

25 January 2018
13:00-14:30
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).

Social Startup – Idea generation workshop

31 January 2018
13:00-16:00
Floor 2 Innovation Space

Are you interested in tackling social problems, improving communities, helping to improve people’s lives or the environment? If so, why not join our Social Startup programme.

The Social Startup programme is a series of workshops designed to take an idea, develop it and launch a social enterprise. Social Startup aims to inspire you and support you through a range of practical tools, resources, mentoring and networking activities.

This Idea Generation workshop is aimed at students and graduates* who would like to make a social impact but don’t currently have an idea.

Using a range of tools we will help you explore potential social startup opportunities that you may wish to develop.

If at this stage you are interested in developing the idea further we run a 5 week Social Startup programme to help you look at how your thoughts can be put into action.

You can develop an idea by yourself or as a team. By developing your social idea you will be on the journey to launching your own social startup.
*Graduates up to 5 years

 

February 2018

Social Startup programme

7 February 2018
13:00-16:00
Floor 2 Innovation Space

Are you interested in tackling social problems, improving communities, helping to improve people’s lives or the environment? If so, why not join our Social Startup programme.

The Social Startup programme is a series of workshops designed to take an idea, develop it and launch a social enterprise. Social Startup aims to inspire you and support you through a range of practical tools, resources, mentoring and networking activities.

The Social Startup programme workshops are aimed at students and graduates* who have a social idea that they would like to develop.

Using a range of tools we will help you explore your idea further and take you through the stages of developing it into a sustainable project/startup.

You can develop an idea by yourself or as a team. By developing your social idea you will be on the journey to launching your own social startup.

The workshops will provide you with practical tools and specific Social Startup resources designed to help you develop your idea and support is on hand throughout and after the programme.

Dates for the workshops:

  • Workshop 1: Wednesday 7th February 2018, 1pm-4pm
  • Workshop 2: Wednesday 14th February 2018, 1pm-4pm
  • Workshop 3: Wednesday 21st February 2018, 1pm-4pm
  • Workshop 4: Wednesday 28th February 2018, 1pm-4pm
  • Workshop 5: Wednesday 7th March 2018, 1pm-4pm

You will need to be free to attend all five workshops.

*Graduates up to 5 years