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Upcoming Events

February 2020

Social Startup: Idea generation

26 February 2020
13:00-16:00
Career and Employabilty Centre

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.

If you don’t currently have an idea but want to get involved, come along to our idea generation session.

This Idea Generation workshop is aimed at anyone 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.

Following this idea generation workshop, if you are interested in developing the idea further we run a 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.

For more information and to book your space visit:

https://mycareer.port.ac.uk/leap/event.html?id=1767&service=My+Career

Social Startup – Idea generation workshop

26 February 2020
13:00-16:00
Career and Employability Centre

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 anyone 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.

Following this idea generation workshop, if you are interested in developing the idea further we run a 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.

RoutetoStartup Workshop #2: Developstation1 – Who needs customers?

27 February 2020
13:00-15:00
Career and Employability Centre

Developstation 1 is the next workshop in the RouteToStartup series, to book onto this session you must have attended the Thinkthroughworkshop.

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 previousRouteToStartup 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).

RoutetoStartup Workshop #3: Developstation 2 – Competition and the bigger picture

27 February 2020
15:15-16:45
Career and Employability Centre

PLEASE NOTE: You must have attended Thinkthrough & Developstation 1 before attending this workshop.

Developstation 2 is the next workshop in the RouteToStartup series, to book onto this session you must 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 previousRouteToStartup workshops
* Bring a notepad/pen or laptop to record ideas, notes and develop plans

PLEASE NOTE: Developstation 1 (the first of the Developstationworkshops 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).

March 2020

Enterprise Showcase

11 March 2020
17:30-20:00
University of Portsmouth

A chance to celebrate and recognise the entrepreneurial talents of our students, graduates and staff.

 

More information will be made available nearer the time!

**Please be aware that the date of this event, is subject to change**

RoutetoStartup Workshop #1: ThinkThrough

12 March 2020
09:30-12:30
Career and Employability Centre

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).

Self-Employed Placement (SEP) drop-in clinic

18 March 2020
14:00-16:00
Careers and Employability Centre

For 2nd year students interested in starting a business/freelancing during their placement year. Come and have a chat with the member of the team to find out more.

Entrepreneur’s Lounge 4: Fundamentals of Freelancing

19 March 2020
12:00-14:00
Virtual Event

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.

Join us to hear from Emma Cossey, Founder of the Freelance Lifestyle.  Emma will talk you through what she wished she had known when starting out, hear their top tips and the first steps in getting started before answering any questions you may have.

This is a virtual event and will be hosted online (more details to follow).

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

RoutetoStartup Workshop #4: Developstation 3 – The money side of things

25 March 2020
10:00-11:30
Career and Employability Centre

PLEASE NOTE: You must have attended Thinkthrough, Developstation 1 & Developstation 2 before attending this workshop.

Developstation 3 is the next workshop in the RouteToStartup series, to book onto this session you must 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 2020

RoutetoStartup Workshop #1: ThinkThrough

9 April 2020
09:30-12:30
Career and Employability Centre

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).

RoutetoStartup Workshop #2: Developstation 1 – Who needs customers?

22 April 2020
09:30-11:30
Career and Employability Centre

Developstation 1 is the next workshop in the RouteToStartup series, to book onto this session you must have attended the Thinkthroughworkshop.

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 previousRouteToStartup 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).

RoutetoStartup Workshop #3: Developstation 2 – Competition and the bigger picture

22 April 2020
11.45am-1.15pm
Career and Employability Centre

PLEASE NOTE: You must have attended Thinkthrough & Developstation 1 before attending this workshop.

Developstation 2 is the next workshop in the RouteToStartup series, to book onto this session you must 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 previousRouteToStartup workshops
* Bring a notepad/pen or laptop to record ideas, notes and develop plans

PLEASE NOTE: Developstation 1 (the first of the Developstationworkshops 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 2020

RoutetoStartup Workshop #4: Developstation 3 – The money side of things

19 May 2020
13:30-15:00
Career and Employability Centre

PLEASE NOTE: You must have attended Thinkthrough, Developstation 1 & Developstation 2 before attending this workshop.

Developstation 3 is the next workshop in the RouteToStartup series, to book onto this session you must 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 2020

RoutetoStartup Workshop #1: ThinkThrough

4 June 2020
13:00-16:00
Career and Employability Centre

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).

RoutetoStartup Workshop #2: Developstation1 – Who needs customers?

17 June 2020
09:30-11:30
Career and Employability Centre

Developstation 1 is the next workshop in the RouteToStartup series, to book onto this session you must have attended the Thinkthroughworkshop.

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 previousRouteToStartup 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).

RoutetoStartup Workshop #3: Developstation 2 – Competition and the bigger picture

17 June 2020
11:45-13:15
Career and Employability Centre

PLEASE NOTE: You must have attended Thinkthrough & Developstation 1 before attending this workshop.

Developstation 2 is the next workshop in the RouteToStartup series, to book onto this session you must 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 previousRouteToStartup workshops
* Bring a notepad/pen or laptop to record ideas, notes and develop plans

PLEASE NOTE: Developstation 1 (the first of the Developstationworkshops 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 2020

RoutetoStartup Workshop #4: Developstation 3 – The money side of things

23 July 2020
1.30-3.00
Career and Employability Centre

PLEASE NOTE: You must have attended Thinkthrough, Developstation 1 & Developstation 2 before attending this workshop.

Developstation 3 is the next workshop in the RouteToStartup series, to book onto this session you must 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).