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Upcoming Events

April 2019

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

24 April 2019
09:30-11:30
Innovation Space, Floor 2

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

24 April 2019
11:45-13:15
Innovation Space, Floor 2

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 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 2019

Legal & Accountancy Expert sessions

1 May 2019
10am-3pm
Innovation Space, Meeting room 1, Ground Floor

The first Wednesday of every month you will have the chance to book a slot with experts from Coffin Mew Solicitors and Wilkins Kennedy Chartered Accountants to discuss any questions you may have.

Areas of expertise that can be discussed:

Each slot is 30 minutes in length and can be booked by using the following link http://bit.ly/nestdropins

PLEASE NOTE: These are advisery sessions only – There is no further obligation from either party. If you choose to commission the company, this will naturally incur a fee which will be outlined in advance as part of the initial discussion.

Legal & Accountancy Expert sessions

1 May 2019
10am-3pm
Innovation Space, Meeting room 1, Ground Floor

The first Wednesday of every month you will have the chance to book a slot with experts from Coffin Mew Solicitors and Wilkins Kennedy Chartered Accountants to discuss any questions you may have.

Areas of expertise that can be discussed:

Each slot is 30 minutes in length and can be booked by using the following link http://bit.ly/nestdropins

PLEASE NOTE: These are advisery sessions only – There is no further obligation from either party. If you choose to commission the company, this will naturally incur a fee which will be outlined in advance as part of the initial discussion.

Intellectual Property Expert Session

1 May 2019
14:00-16:00
Telephone appointment

Do you need to consider protecting your startup idea?

Come and speak to the experts from Maucher Jenkins who will be running a free clinic to help you establish any intellectual property issues you will need to consider such as copyright, patents and trademarks.

What is intellectual property?

Having the right type of intellectual property protection helps you to stop people stealing or copying:

*the names of your products or brands

*your inventions

*the design or look of your products

*things you write, make or produce

Copyright, patents and trademarks are all types of intellectual property protection. You get some types of protection automatically, others you have to apply for.

If you have any questions come and speak to the experts from Mauchers Jenkins.

You will need to book a slot using the appointment section on My Career and provide a brief summary of your idea before the day of the meeting.

Please note: You must be in the process of developing an idea and have engaged with the nest team.

Please come prepared to explain your idea and take notes during the meeting.

 

PLEASE NOTE: These are advisory sessions only – There is no further obligation from either party. If you choose to commission the company, this will naturally incur a fee which will be outlined in advance as part of the initial discussion.

Route to Startup Workshop #1: ThinkThrough

10 May 2019
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

21 May 2019
13:30-15:00
Innovation Space, Floor 2

Developstation 3 is the next workshop in theRouteToStartup 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 2019

Route to Startup Workshop #1: ThinkThrough

4 June 2019
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).

Legal & Accountancy Expert sessions

5 June 2019
10am-3pm
Innovation Space, Meeting room 1, Ground Floor

The first Wednesday of every month you will have the chance to book a slot with experts from Coffin Mew Solicitors and Wilkins Kennedy Chartered Accountants to discuss any questions you may have.

Areas of expertise that can be discussed:

Each slot is 30 minutes in length and can be booked by using the following link http://bit.ly/nestdropins

PLEASE NOTE: These are advisery sessions only – There is no further obligation from either party. If you choose to commission the company, this will naturally incur a fee which will be outlined in advance as part of the initial discussion.

Intellectual Property Expert Session

5 June 2019
14:00-16:00
Telephone appointment

Do you need to consider protecting your startup idea?

Come and speak to the experts from Maucher Jenkins who will be running a free clinic to help you establish any intellectual property issues you will need to consider such as copyright, patents and trademarks.

What is intellectual property?

Having the right type of intellectual property protection helps you to stop people stealing or copying:

*the names of your products or brands

*your inventions

*the design or look of your products

*things you write, make or produce

Copyright, patents and trademarks are all types of intellectual property protection. You get some types of protection automatically, others you have to apply for.

If you have any questions come and speak to the experts from Mauchers Jenkins.

You will need to book a slot using the appointment section on My Career and provide a brief summary of your idea before the day of the meeting.

Please note: You must be in the process of developing an idea and have engaged with the nest team.

Please come prepared to explain your idea and take notes during the meeting.

 

PLEASE NOTE: These are advisory sessions only – There is no further obligation from either party. If you choose to commission the company, this will naturally incur a fee which will be outlined in advance as part of the initial discussion.

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

20 June 2019
09:30-11:30
Innovation Space, Floor 2

Developstation 1 is the next workshop in the RouteToStartup series, to book onto this session you must 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 June 2019
11:45-13:15
Innovation Space, Floor 2

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 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 2019

Route to Startup Workshop #1: ThinkThrough

3 July 2019
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).

Legal & Accountancy Expert sessions

3 July 2019
10am-3pm
Innovation Space, Meeting room 1, Ground Floor

The first Wednesday of every month you will have the chance to book a slot with experts from Coffin Mew Solicitors and Wilkins Kennedy Chartered Accountants to discuss any questions you may have.

Areas of expertise that can be discussed:

Each slot is 30 minutes in length and can be booked by using the following link http://bit.ly/nestdropins

PLEASE NOTE: These are advisery sessions only – There is no further obligation from either party. If you choose to commission the company, this will naturally incur a fee which will be outlined in advance as part of the initial discussion.

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

25 July 2019
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).

October 2019

Legal & Accountancy Expert sessions with Coffin Mew & Wilkins Kennedy

2 October 2019
10:00-15:00
Innovation Space, Ground Floor, Meeting Room 1

Nest Expert Sessions

The first Wednesday of every month you will have the chance to book a slot with experts from Coffin Mew Solicitors and Wilkins Kennedy Chartered Accountants to discuss any questions you may have.

Areas of expertise that can be discussed

Intellectual Property

Commercial Contracts

Employee Contracts

Employment Issues

Terms of Business

Data Protection & Privacy

GDPR

Company Incorporation

Company Secretarial

Directors Duties

Shareholders’ Agreements

Articles of Association

Investment

Mergers & Acquisitions

Company Sales

Start-up advice

Accessing funding

VAT advice

Payroll and pension (auto-enrollment) advice

Tax planning and advisory (share schemes/ auto-enrollment)

Assist with Making-tax-digital requirements

Setting up financial processes and automation

RoutetoStartup Workshop #1: ThinkThrough

3 October 2019
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).

RoutetoStartup #2: Developstation 1 – Who needs customers?

18 October 2019
09:30-11:30
Innovation Space, Floor 2

Developstation 1 is the next workshop in the RouteToStartup series, to book onto this session you must 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 RouteToStartupseries (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

18 October 2019
11:45-13:15
Innovation Space, Floor 2

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 1workshop
* 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 2019

RoutetoStartup Workshop #1: ThinkThrough

5 November 2019
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).

Legal & Accountancy Expert sessions with Coffin Mew & Wilkins Kennedy

6 November 2019
10:00-15:00
Innovation Space, Ground Floor, Meeting Room 1

Nest Expert Sessions

The first Wednesday of every month you will have the chance to book a slot with experts from Coffin Mew Solicitors and Wilkins Kennedy Chartered Accountants to discuss any questions you may have.

Areas of expertise that can be discussed

Intellectual Property

Commercial Contracts

Employee Contracts

Employment Issues

Terms of Business

Data Protection & Privacy

GDPR

Company Incorporation

Company Secretarial

Directors Duties

Shareholders’ Agreements

Articles of Association

Investment

Mergers & Acquisitions

Company Sales

Start-up advice

Accessing funding

VAT advice

Payroll and pension (auto-enrollment) advice

Tax planning and advisory (share schemes/ auto-enrollment)

Assist with Making-tax-digital requirements

Setting up financial processes and automation

Visit our startup co-working space

12 November 2019
10:00-16:00
Innovation Space, Floor 2

nest is the startup incubator exclusively for students and graduates of the University of Portsmouth.

We are here to help you get an idea off the ground, or take an existing startup to the next level. We offer expert advice and support, workshops, co-working space, networking opportunities and a whole host of useful resources. Our co-working space is free for students and graduates are eligible for a reduced rate.

Drop in anytime between 10am-4pm, see the space and find out how we can support you.

Dynamo Challenge

13 November 2019
All day
University of Portsmouth

1 day, 5 universities, 50 students. A one day enterprise challenge, as part of Global Entrepreneurship Week you will be set a live brief and asked to pitch your ideas.

 

More information will be available nearer the time!

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

26 November 2019
13:30-15:00
Innovation Space, Floor 2

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).

December 2019

RoutetoStartup Workshop #1: ThinkThrough

4 December 2019
09:30-12:30
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).

Legal & Accountancy Expert sessions with Coffin Mew & Wilkins Kennedy

4 December 2019
10:00-15:00
Innovation Space, Ground Floor, Meeting Room 1

Nest Expert Sessions

The first Wednesday of every month you will have the chance to book a slot with experts from Coffin Mew Solicitors and Wilkins Kennedy Chartered Accountants to discuss any questions you may have.

Areas of expertise that can be discussed

Intellectual Property

Commercial Contracts

Employee Contracts

Employment Issues

Terms of Business

Data Protection & Privacy

GDPR

Company Incorporation

Company Secretarial

Directors Duties

Shareholders’ Agreements

Articles of Association

Investment

Mergers & Acquisitions

Company Sales

Start-up advice

Accessing funding

VAT advice

Payroll and pension (auto-enrollment) advice

Tax planning and advisory (share schemes/ auto-enrollment)

Assist with Making-tax-digital requirements

Setting up financial processes and automation

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

10 December 2019
13:00-15:00
Innovation Space, Floor 2

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

10 December 2019
15:15-16:45
Innovation Space, Floor 2

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 1workshop
* 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 2020

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

23 January 2020
10:00-11:30
Innovation Space, Floor 2

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).

February 2020

RoutetoStartup Workshop #1: ThinkThrough

4 February 2020
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).

Legal & Accountancy Expert sessions with Coffin Mew & Wilkins Kennedy

5 February 2020
10:00-15:00
Innovation Space, Ground Floor, Meeting Room 1

Nest Expert Sessions

The first Wednesday of every month you will have the chance to book a slot with experts from Coffin Mew Solicitors and Wilkins Kennedy Chartered Accountants to discuss any questions you may have.

Areas of expertise that can be discussed

Intellectual Property

Commercial Contracts

Employee Contracts

Employment Issues

Terms of Business

Data Protection & Privacy

GDPR

Company Incorporation

Company Secretarial

Directors Duties

Shareholders’ Agreements

Articles of Association

Investment

Mergers & Acquisitions

Company Sales

Start-up advice

Accessing funding

VAT advice

Payroll and pension (auto-enrollment) advice

Tax planning and advisory (share schemes/ auto-enrollment)

Assist with Making-tax-digital requirements

Setting up financial processes and automation

Social Startup: Idea generation

5 February 2020
13:00-16:00
Innovation Space, Floor 2

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

 

**Bookings for this event is not currently open***

Social Startup: Workshop 1

12 February 2020
13:00-16:00
Innovation Space, Floor 2

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 already have an idea that you would like to explore and develop, join our five-week Social Startup

**Bookings for this event is not currently open**

 

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

18 February 2020
15:15-16:45
Innovation Space, Floor 2

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 1workshop
* 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: Workshop 2

19 February 2020
13:00-16:00
Innovation Space, Floor 2

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.

**Bookings for this event are not currently open**

Social Startup: Workshop 3

26 February 2020
13:00-16:00
Innovation Space, Floor 2

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.

**Bookings for this event are not currently open**

March 2020

Legal & Accountancy Expert sessions with Coffin Mew & Wilkins Kennedy

4 March 2020
10:00-15:00
Innovation Space, Ground Floor, Meeting Room 1

Nest Expert Sessions

The first Wednesday of every month you will have the chance to book a slot with experts from Coffin Mew Solicitors and Wilkins Kennedy Chartered Accountants to discuss any questions you may have.

Areas of expertise that can be discussed

Intellectual Property

Commercial Contracts

Employee Contracts

Employment Issues

Terms of Business

Data Protection & Privacy

GDPR

Company Incorporation

Company Secretarial

Directors Duties

Shareholders’ Agreements

Articles of Association

Investment

Mergers & Acquisitions

Company Sales

Start-up advice

Accessing funding

VAT advice

Payroll and pension (auto-enrollment) advice

Tax planning and advisory (share schemes/ auto-enrollment)

Assist with Making-tax-digital requirements

Setting up financial processes and automation

Social Startup: Workshop 4

4 March 2020
13:00-16:00
Innovation Space, Floor 2

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.

**Bookings for this event are not currently open**

Self-Employed Placement (SEP) drop-in clinic

11 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.

Social Startup: Workshop 5

11 March 2020
13:00-16:00
Innovation Space, Floor 2

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.

**Bookings for this event are not currently open**

Enterprise Showcase

12 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**

Visit our startup co-working space

17 March 2020
10:00-16:00
Innovation Space, Floor 2

nest is the startup incubator exclusively for students and graduates of the University of Portsmouth.

We are here to help you get an idea off the ground, or take an existing startup to the next level. We offer expert advice and support, workshops, co-working space, networking opportunities and a whole host of useful resources. Our co-working space is free for students and graduates are eligible for a reduced rate.

Drop in anytime between 10am-4pm, see the space and find out how we can support you.

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

25 March 2020
10:00-11:30
Innovation Space, Floor 2

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
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).

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

22 April 2020
09:30-11:30
Innovation Space, Floor 2

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
09:30-11:30
Innovation Space, Floor 2

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

Legal & Accountancy Expert sessions with Coffin Mew & Wilkins Kennedy

6 May 2020
10:00-15:00
Innovation Space, Ground Floor, Meeting Room 1

Nest Expert Sessions

The first Wednesday of every month you will have the chance to book a slot with experts from Coffin Mew Solicitors and Wilkins Kennedy Chartered Accountants to discuss any questions you may have.

Areas of expertise that can be discussed

Intellectual Property

Commercial Contracts

Employee Contracts

Employment Issues

Terms of Business

Data Protection & Privacy

GDPR

Company Incorporation

Company Secretarial

Directors Duties

Shareholders’ Agreements

Articles of Association

Investment

Mergers & Acquisitions

Company Sales

Start-up advice

Accessing funding

VAT advice

Payroll and pension (auto-enrollment) advice

Tax planning and advisory (share schemes/ auto-enrollment)

Assist with Making-tax-digital requirements

Setting up financial processes and automation

RoutetoStartup Workshop #1: ThinkThrough

8 May 2020
09:30-12:30
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).

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

19 May 2020
13:30-15:00
Innovation Space, Floor 2

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

2 June 2020
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).

Legal & Accountancy Expert sessions with Coffin Mew & Wilkins Kennedy

3 June 2020
10:00-15:00
Innovation Space, Ground Floor, Meeting Room 1

Nest Expert Sessions

The first Wednesday of every month you will have the chance to book a slot with experts from Coffin Mew Solicitors and Wilkins Kennedy Chartered Accountants to discuss any questions you may have.

Areas of expertise that can be discussed

Intellectual Property

Commercial Contracts

Employee Contracts

Employment Issues

Terms of Business

Data Protection & Privacy

GDPR

Company Incorporation

Company Secretarial

Directors Duties

Shareholders’ Agreements

Articles of Association

Investment

Mergers & Acquisitions

Company Sales

Start-up advice

Accessing funding

VAT advice

Payroll and pension (auto-enrollment) advice

Tax planning and advisory (share schemes/ auto-enrollment)

Assist with Making-tax-digital requirements

Setting up financial processes and automation

RoutetoStartup Workshop #2: Developstation1 – Who needs customers?

17 June 2020
09:30-11:30
Innovation Space, Floor 2

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
Innovation Space, Floor 2

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 #1: ThinkThrough

1 July 2020
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).

RoutetoStartup Workshop #1: ThinkThrough

1 July 2020
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).

Legal & Accountancy Expert sessions with Coffin Mew & Wilkins Kennedy

1 July 2020
10:00-15:00
Innovation Space, Ground Floor, Meeting Room 1

Nest Expert Sessions

The first Wednesday of every month you will have the chance to book a slot with experts from Coffin Mew Solicitors and Wilkins Kennedy Chartered Accountants to discuss any questions you may have.

Areas of expertise that can be discussed

Intellectual Property

Commercial Contracts

Employee Contracts

Employment Issues

Terms of Business

Data Protection & Privacy

GDPR

Company Incorporation

Company Secretarial

Directors Duties

Shareholders’ Agreements

Articles of Association

Investment

Mergers & Acquisitions

Company Sales

Start-up advice

Accessing funding

VAT advice

Payroll and pension (auto-enrollment) advice

Tax planning and advisory (share schemes/ auto-enrollment)

Assist with Making-tax-digital requirements

Setting up financial processes and automation

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

23 July 2020
10:00-11:30
Innovation Space, Floor 2

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).