Student Enterprise at Surrey

Support, encouragement and skills development for enterprising students

Come along to Surrey Entrepreneurs Meet and Greet Event: Thursday 30/10/14 6pm Enterprise Centre

Are you entrepreneurial?  Would you like to meet like minded students?  If so, this is the event for you…

Surrey Entrepreneurs will be holding a meet and greet event at the Enterprise Centre on Thursday 30 October from 6:00 pm onwards.  Come along and don’t miss out!

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£1000 Business Plan Challenge: 26 November 2014 7:15-8:15 pm LTA

Do you have a great business idea?  Would you like to win some money?

Maybe you could combine the two goals and come along tBusiness Plano the Business Plan Challenge due to take place on Wednesday 26 November from 7:15-8:15 pm in Lecture Theatre A.  There is £1000 to be won!

This challenge is for teams of 5 students (pre-formed or made up on the night) to build a business plan video and pitch for the £1000 prize.  You will have two weekends to film a short 3-minute video and then defend your pitch at the panel review on Wednesday 10 December.

Starting your own business – is it for you? Enterprise Skills Ladder Workshop, Wednesday 29 October 530-7 pm LTA

200451593-001Unsure if you want to start your own venture?  Need help to decide?  Then this informative workshop is for you.

Janet Preston from Cold Fuzion will guide you through the workshop.

By the end of the workshop, you will have:-

1.  Looked at the factors you need to consider when starting a business

2.  Been introduced to planning and decision making techniques

3.  Understood your attitude to risk and been introduced to risk assessment techniques

The workshop will take place on Wednesday 29 October, 5:30-7:00 pm, Lecture Theatre A.

To book you place, please email

£750,000 Student IP Competition Launched

A new competition has just been launched by the Intellectual Property Office that will enable University students to bid for a share of a £750,000 fund. The competition has been designed to encourage the practical use of intellectual property. The StudentshIP Enterprise Awards will provide funding, ranging from £10,000 up to £100,000, for university projects […]

SETsquared award winner enters the boardroom in The Apprentice

Battling it out against the other 19 tenacious contestants on the BBC programme this series is Soloman Akhtar, winner of this year’s ‘Graduate Start-up Award’ at the SETsquared student enterprise awards for his company, Instabear. Instabear offers a live feed service for events, monitoring hashtags and providing print outs of event guests photos. It also […]

Enterprise Skills Ladder Workshop – Ideas Generation – Sign up today

The next Enterprise Skills Ladder workshop on Ideas Generation will take place on Wednesday  22 October  in Lecture Theatre J between 5:30-7 pm.

This will be lead by Nigel Biggs, our Entrepreneur-in-Residence.

Learn how to come up with good ideas for a business or social enterprise. Learn how to plan it and evaluate… it in one hour? Would it work? Would it make money?  Work in random mixed teams on the night and win £100 there and then for the best plan!

This is a vital session to attend if you want to enter the £1000 Business Plan Challenge  on 26 November or the Santander Global Student Challenge for £5000 in prizes next semester.

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