Student Enterprise at Surrey

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2015 Enterprise Summer School details announced

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A well organised introduction to the entrepreneurial mindset which provides you with a simple framework to evaluate the commercial potential of ideas and take the first steps in business.”

The Ninth Annual Enterprise Summer School will take place from Wednesday 24 June through to Friday 26 June at G Live in Guildford.  The event is open to all students from the University of Surrey and the University for the Creative Arts.  Everyone is welcome:  current students, alumni, postgraduates, undergraduates, dancers, engineers, fashion designers, scientists, economists, fine artists….

The event will present delegates with a series of practical business challenges based around a local company which requires attendees to think innovatively and work in teams to succeed.

Crowdfunding workshops and drop in sessions announced

For all you crowdfunders out there, we are excited to announce the following crowdfunding events which will take place in Semester 2; Wednesday 11 February, 2-3 pm, Studio:  Crowdfunding drop in session Monday 16 February, 6-8 pm, Oak Suite:  Creating your own crowdfunding campaign Wednesday 25 February, 2-3 pm, Studio, Crowdfunding drop in session Monday […]

Enactus Week takes place on 2-8 February 2015

Enactus Week ( #EnactusWeek) will take place at the University of Surrey between  2-8 February, 2015.  It  is an opportunity for the Enactus community to come together to raise awareness of Enactus in companies, universities, communities and online. The diary of Enactus events taking place from 2-8 February, 2015 is shown below: Enactus will be […]

New Enterprise Skills Ladders Workshops Announced

Student Enterprise in conjunction with the Careers Service are running the following Enterprise Skills Workshops during Semester 2. 18 February;  Marketing and selling your product/service 25 February:  The art of public speaking – conquer the fear! 11 March:  Legal information for start-ups 18 March:  Intellectual property focus – what do you own? All these workshops […]

Win £2000 – Enter the Santander Social Enterprise Challenge


Win £2000

Sign up for the Santander Social Enterprise Challenge


This challenge is for teams of teams of 5 students at any level from any or mixed faculties but they MUST all be different nationalities and from at least THREE different continents e.g. Europe, Asia, Africa, America. The idea behind the challenge is to find and collaborate with new international contacts and set up your mini global network for life.

The Challenge will involve:
• Thinking up an idea for a social enterprise to help a charity (to be defined at the launch)
• Describing the concept or making a demo
• Explaining how it would work financially
• Making a pitch for the prize (why should your team get it?)
• Filming it all inside 3 minutes and putting it on YouTube

The best team will win £1000 and a further £1000 will be donated to the charity involved.

Wednesday 11 February:   5:30-7 pm, LTA:  Drop in session with Entrepreneur-in-Residence to ask any questions about the Challenge or general enterprise-related matter.

Thursday 19 February:  6-73:30 pm, LTJ:  Santander Social Enterprise Challenge launch

Wednesday 4 March:  6-7:30 pm, LTA:  Santander Social Enterprise Challenge finals

To sign up email:



QinetiQ’s commercial director will give a presentation on Thursday 15/1/15 at 11 am

Surrey Entrepreneurs have organised a presentation for Thursday 15 January at 11 am in Lecture Theatre F. Andrew Ryan, the commercial director from QinetiQ will be giving a talk. Everyone is welcome to attend.  Please sign up by going to the Surrey Entrepreneurs’ Facebook page:

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