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Upcoming Events

February 2019

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

19 February 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 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

19 February 2019
13:00-15:00
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).

Entrepreneurs Lounge: Crowdfunding your ideas!

21 February 2019
10:00-12:00
Floor 2 - Innovation Space

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.

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.

March 2019

Legal & Accountancy Expert sessions

6 March 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.

Self-Employment Placement Information Drop-in

13 March 2019
14:00-16:00
Careers and Employability Centre

A Self-Employment Placement (SEP) may be undertaken by certain students currently studying at the University of Portsmouth. This will normally take place following the 2nd year of studies and where appropriate replaces the traditional placement year in industry.

The aim of the SEP is to encourage the development of enterprise skills whilst starting-up and running a business or social enterprise or being self-employed during the placement year.

If you would like to find out more about undertaking a Self-Employment Placement, drop in between 2pm-4pm and chat to a member of the team.

No need to book a place, just come in during these times.

Enterprise Showcase

14 March 2019
5.30pm-8pm
Portland Building

The Enterprise Showcase is a chance to celebrate and recognise the entrepreneurial talents of our students, graduates and staff.

Guests are invited to attend from 5.30pm. More details to follow.

Entrepreneurs Lounge – Fundamentals of Freelancing!

21 March 2019
12:00-14:00
Floor 2, Innovation Space

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, her 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.

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

27 March 2019
10:00-11:30
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).

April 2019

Route to Startup: Pitch Perfect

3 April 2019
13:00-17:00
Floor 2, Innovation Space

Have you ever heard the phrase ‘practice makes perfect’?

This is a chance for students & graduates who have been attending the RoutetoStartup programme to practice their startup pitch and obtain feedback.

Route to Startup Workshop #1: ThinkThrough

11 April 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 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.

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.

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).