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Upcoming Events

November 2019

Entrepreneur’s Lounge 1: App creation!

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

So you have an idea for an app but have little or no idea how to go about making it.

What skills are required? How much does it cost? How do you find someone who can help you build the app or can you build it yourself? These are just some of the questions you may be thinking about.

Come and find out how you can make your app idea a reality.

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

Please ensure you arrive for the start time of the event, late arrivals will not be permitted.

Dynamo Challenge

20 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.

 

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

Entrepreneur in Residence – Mark Smith

5 December 2019
10:00-16:00
Innovation Space, Floor 2

We are delighted to welcome the University of Portsmouth’s Entrepreneurs in Residence on to Floor 2 of the Innovation Space. On a monthly basis, we will have some of the brightest and most successful Entrepreneurs in the Region taking up a desk and working alongside our emerging entrepreneurial talent here at nest.

With over 10 year’s experience, Mark is the former Executive Chairman and Founder of the multi-million pound The Car Finance Company who previously employed just under 500 staff. Now holding seven open directorships, he is also working on a number of new exciting ventures. Grab a coffee and a chair and have a chat with Mark about how to grow your business and obtain finance successfully from this serial entrepreneur.

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).

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

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).

Entrepreneur’s Lounge 2 : How to create an incredible startup!

12 December 2019
10:00-12:00
Floor 2, Innovation Space

So what does it take to create an incredible startup? Surely that is the million dollar question.

Through his experiences Chris Howard, successful entrepreneur has lived first hand through the ups and downs of starting his own businesses. Having also co-founded and develop a number of startup accelerators and now running his new venture The Rattle, Chris will talk you through his experiences.

By going against the grain and finding his own way of doing things, Chris has a unique approach to what it takes to be a remarkable startup that has longevity and how to set yourself apart from everyone else.

Come and hear Chris’s top tips on how you can create & develop your own incredible startup and ask your questions.

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

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).

Entrepreneur in Residence – Sandra Sassow

23 January 2020
10:00-16:00
Innovation Space, Floor 2

We are delighted to welcome the University of Portsmouth’s Entrepreneurs in Residence on to Floor 2 of the Innovation Space. On a monthly basis, we will have some of the brightest and most successful Entrepreneurs in the Region taking up a desk and working alongside our emerging entrepreneurial talent here at nest.

With almost 10 year’s experience, Sandra is an innovator in the energy business and is the Chief Executive Officer of SEAB Energy, an international waste-to-energy-technology company. Sandra is a winner of the Natwest Everywoman awards and is a keen supporter of women in business. Grab a coffee and a chair and have a chat with Sandra about effective business management and working in a global marketplace.

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***

Entrepreneur in Residence – Phill Carr

6 February 2020
10:00-16:00
Innovation Space, Floor 2

We are delighted to welcome the University of Portsmouth’s Entrepreneurs in Residence on to Floor 2 of the Innovation Space. On a monthly basis, we will have some of the brightest and most successful Entrepreneurs in the Region taking up a desk and working alongside our emerging entrepreneurial talent here at nest.

Launching his business in 2015, Phil is the CEO of My PT Hub (Fitli Ltd), an app that is currently used by over 75,000 personal trainers and 1.3 million clients worldwide. He is also a graduate of the University with a BA(Hons) in Business Enterprise and Entrepreneurship. With a company which is doubling year on year, make sure to grab a coffee and a chair and have a chat with Phil about starting, building and scaling an online/SaaS business, web, mobile app and new product development, seed investment and how to grow/scale up your venture

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**

Entrepreneur’s Lounge 3: Crowdfunding your startup

20 February 2020
10:00-12:00
Virtual Event

Are you looking for ways in which to raise funds for your startup? 

How about crowdfunding – where your aim is to get a large group of people to pay a small amount of money to invest in your idea. Well-known examples of crowdfunding platforms include Kickstarter Crowdcube, Crowdfunder and there are many more.

In order to have a successful crowdfunding campaign, it’s not quite as simple as just asking people to invest their money. Come and find out about why you may want to consider crowdfunding and how to put together the best campaign together for maximum impact.

Come and hear from Jason Nuttall who works for the UK’s number one crowdfunding platform Crowdfunder.

Crowdfunder has only been around for 5 years, but in that time it has helped raise over £55m for good causes, charities, social enterprises and businesses. As a Rewards-based platform, Crowdfunder provides the opportunity for projects to offer products, services and other incentives to donors, this increases the amount pledged and also builds long term engagement with supporters.

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.

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**

Entrepreneur in Residence – Heather Barrie

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

We are delighted to welcome the University of Portsmouth’s Entrepreneurs in Residence on to Floor 2 of the Innovation Space. On a monthly basis, we will have some of the brightest and most successful Entrepreneurs in the Region taking up a desk and working alongside our emerging entrepreneurial talent here at nest.

With almost 10 year’s experience, Heather is the founder and director of Harrie’s Coffee, an independent and ethical, Sussex-based supplier of coffee and coffee machines. Heather is currently in the process of expanding her business and is known for her creativity and willingness to collaborate and offer guidance to up-and-coming entrepreneurs. Grab a coffee and a chair and have a chat with Heather about how to plan a business and work effectively in a team.

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**

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
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).

Entrepreneur in Residence – Nathan Cable

9 April 2020
10:00-16:00
Innovation Space, Floor 2

We are delighted to welcome the University of Portsmouth’s Entrepreneurs in Residence on to Floor 2 of the Innovation Space. On a monthly basis, we will have some of the brightest and most successful Entrepreneurs in the Region taking up a desk and working alongside our emerging entrepreneurial talent here at nest.

With just over 5 year’s experience, Nathan is the co-founder of Party Hard Travel a student-led and party focussed travel company. With over 15,000 customers, recognition awards from the Travel Trade Gazette and partnerships with Boohoo, Love Island and Geordie Shore, Nathan is an expert in launching and building a successful business. Grab a coffee and a chair and have a chat with Nathan about marketing a successful startup, building relationships with suppliers and resilience in business.

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

15 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).