It’s Global Entrepreneurship Week!

This week, 16 to 20 November marks Global Entrepreneurship Week. The campaign began in 2008 with an emphasis on inspiring young people to make their mark. It has quickly grown into a week which inspires entrepreneurs, students, researchers and more to collaborate and advance economic growth and innovation.

The Basecamp Enterprise team are getting involved by offering a jam-packed week of events where industry experts share top tips, networking opportunities and the launch of Natwest 10k challenge.

Global Entrepreneurship Week

Although there are several events happening across the world this week which focus on business and entrepreneurship, the Basecamp Enterprise team run workshops, events and start-up support all year round to keep you feeling motivated and inspired.

Whether you have an early stage business idea, or an endeavour you’ve been working on for some time; are interested in working for a start-up; or want to meet some like-minded people, here are some reasons why you should get involved.

Funding for your ideas

The New Enterprise Competition is going into it’s 20th year. The University’s pitching competition offers funding to go towards your ideas ranging from £200 to £20,000! Whether you’re thinking of starting or have developed a business, charity or social enterprise, come and give it a go! The Ideas stage of the New Enterprise Competition is open for December pitches.


Events and workshops

All year round the team work on various events and workshops to help get your entrepreneurial spirit going. These range from pitching workshops with NatWest Business Builder, to panels with successful entrepreneurs in Bristol and beyond. They take place online and are suitable and accessible for all.

A friendly team

Have an idea and want help with ‘getting it down on paper’? As well as our online resources, you can book an appointment to chat through your next steps with our Enterprise Adviser.

The Careers Service aim to get you where you want to be when you graduate. The friendly team are here to support you, so pop us an email if you have any questions.  You can even use the Careers Service live chat for instant answers!

Build your connections

Although the current climate means all our events are online, this doesn’t mean you can’t build on your network and meet others. There are lots of opportunities for online networking, where you can chat with like-minded people and bounce ideas around.

Start-up Drinks is back

The event is in collaboration with University of the West of England’s Student Enterprise team. Now online, this is a great opportunity to start or continue with your entrepreneurial journey! What are you waiting for?


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