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Upcoming Events

December 2019

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
14:00-16:00
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
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).

February 2020

RoutetoStartup Workshop #1: ThinkThrough

3 February 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).

Legal Expert sessions with Coffin Mew

5 February 2020
10:00-15:00
TBC

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

SOLIDWORKS for Entrepreneurs

14 February 2020
10:00-13:00
Career and Employability Centre

SOLIDWORKS for Entrepreneurs can help you design, validate and build your disruptive groundbreaking product. The SOLIDWORKS for Entrepreneurs program empowers you with the right tools to help you turn your ideas into products and products into a business.

The program is for early-stage startups. Your company must design and produce a physical product.

The primary aim of the session is to provide information on the tool, it’s capabilities and to gain insight on how it can be used to support and develop your business.

The SOLIDWORKS for Entrepreneurs program offers software, training, and co-marketing resources at no cost to help you succeed.

 

The SOLIDWORKS® for Entrepreneur Program provides new start-up companies the following benefits:

  • 12-month licenses of SOLIDWORKS products for CAD, simulation, visualization, and more
  • MySolidWorks online training
  • Co-marketing opportunities such as speaking at SOLIDWORKS events and promotion in SOLIDWORKS campaigns and social communities
  • Design guidance from SOLIDWORKS engineers and technical managers
  • Hundreds of white papers, videos, and feature articles with tips and tricks on taking your product to the next level

Entrepreneur’s Lounge 3: Crowdfunding your startup

20 February 2020
10:00-12:00
Career and Employability Centre

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: 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

Legal Expert sessions with Coffin Mew

4 March 2020
10:00-15:00
Career and Employability Centre

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

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**

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

Legal Expert sessions with Coffin Mew

6 May 2020
10:00-15:00
Career and Employability Centre

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

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

Legal Expert sessions with Coffin Mew

3 June 2020
10:00-15:00
Career and Employability Centre

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

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

Legal Expert sessions with Coffin Mew

1 July 2020
10:00-15:00
Career and Employability Centre

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
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).