Have you ever thought about starting your own business?  Does the idea of being your own boss intrigue you?  Are you concerned about being able to find employment when you have finished university?

If you have answered Yes to any one of these questions then you need to get involved in Global Entrepreneurship Week, the world’s largest campaign to promote entrepreneurship.

Running from the 17th – 25th November, the week has been designed to inspire and help people explore their potential.  Last year the UK hosted over 6,000 events engaging an amazing 300,000 people.  The idea of running your own business can seem so overwhelming that many people dismiss the idea without giving it any real thought.  Providing support and guidance is the main ethos of Global Entrepreneurship Week for those who are taking their first tentative steps into entrepreneurship.

How can you get involved?

There are numerous events taking place all over the world but we have selected some of the events taking place in our Collegiate cities:


Start Up Champions

19th November 10.00 – 16.00
Free advice and support for those looking to start their own business and not sure where to begin.


Barclays Get Ready for Business seminar

27 November 10.00
Learn how to write an effective business plan and get tips on finance, marketing and more.

UWE Entrepreneurs presents Dragon’s Den

19 November 14.00 – 17.00
Pitch your business ideas to a panel of judges for the chance to win CASH prizes, mentors and business support.

UWE Enterprise Events

• Marketing Meet-up Start-up drinks. Tuesday 18 November, 18:30 – 20:30
• 10 steps to being your own boss workshop, Thursday 20 November, 13:00 – 14:00


Workshop – How to Market Your Product

13th November 18:00-20:00
How you can increase growth by acquiring more customers and the tools available to do so.

How to Prepare and Run a Market Stall

26th November 14.30-16.30
Interested in taking part in a Christmas Market or hiring a market stall to test your product?

Speaker Session – Confessions of an Entrepreneur

27th November 18:00-20:00
The guest speaker to share their experience of developing, running or growing a business


Start-up Grind Edinburgh hosts PJ Darling (TenTel & Spark Energy)

24th November 18.00 – 21.00
A global start-up community, powered by Google for Entrepreneurs, designed to educate, inspire, and connect entrepreneurs.


Global Social Hackathon

21-22 November 2014
Social Storm 2014 is a global hackathon with nine international universities, six time zones, 100 students worldwide taking up the challenge, 24 hours and three social problems to be tackled.


Meet the Entrepreneurs

18 November 12.00 – 14.00
Successful entrepreneurs share their story with you, and there will be a Q&A to get all your questions answered.

In Conversation with an Entrepreneur – Start-Up Wednesdays

19 November 16.00 – 17.30
LJMU graduate and entrepreneur, Candice Fonseca, owner of award-winning delicatessen and restaurant Delifonseca shares her experiences and lessons she has learnt.


The Varsity Pitch Grand Final

21 November 14.00 – 18.00
The Varsity Pitch is the UK’s premiere pitching competition for student and graduate entrepreneurs

HMRC Live: Self-Employment and Capital Allowances

18th November 18.30 – 20.45
Find out how to tell HMRC you are self-employed, what National Insurance you will have to pay, the importance and benefits to your business of good record keeping and how to budget for your first tax bill.

Social Entrepreneurship in Education Festival

21 November 10.30
Our festival will be celebrating leading social enterprises and raise awareness of the value of social entrepreneurship by showcasing over 50 social enterprises.

Start & Evolve: Succeed as a Freelancer

18 November 17.00 – 18.30
Do you have a skill that you could use to start working for yourself, but have no idea where to start?


Measure It: Social Impact Workshop

18 November 10.00
This workshop will help you decide where to start, what to measure and how to measure it, and give you the opportunity to look at some of the tools that are available to help you create your own social impact report.

Talk by Adam Stone, Rokk Media

20 November 17.45 – 19.00
Adam will talk about his entrepreneurial experiences and his belief in high business ethics and social responsibility.