The School for Start-Ups (Entrepreneurs and Education Challenge Workshops) set up by Doug Richard, who featured in the first two TV series of Dragon’s Den, will be hosted here at the university in free two-hour workshops that will teach students how to increase their employability in a tough job market by developing entrepreneurial skills.
These valuable transferable skills will also be beneficial for students hoping to start a successful business, by showing them how to identify a potentially profitable idea.
The sessions, a part of the national Entrepreneurs and Education Programme (EEP), will be held at the University’s City North Campus on Tuesday 19 November 2013.
The workshops will cover topics including
Why entrepreneurship matters in the 21st Century
Spinning Out: how to start a business or get a job
Licensing: intellectual property out of university
Engaging with business industry
Securing research and income
The guest speaker will be Paul Sturrock, who has over 25 years’ experience managing, investing in, and advising companies and start-ups across the world.
The free sessions are open to all students, staff and guests, starting at 10.00 and14.00 on 19th November 2013 in the Baker Hall, on the City North Campus at Perry Barr, B42 2SU
For details of how to register for either the 10.00 or 14.00 sessions please follow the link http://www.schoolforstartups.co.uk/eep/he-events/ which takes you to the School for Start-ups registration page.
Please note when you register, car parking at City North is at a premium, so use of public transport would be easier. Perry Barr railway station is a 5 minute walk from the Baker Hall