Students invited to set up shop

Students at Bath have the chance to set up their own pop-up business for the day and compete against other teams for the title of best student business, to celebrate Global Entrepreneurship Week in November.

Competitiors in Student Enterprise 10 will receive a £200 start-up loan, a business mentor, free expert training and the chance to take over an empty shop in Bath city centre for one day during Entrepreneurship Week (9-19 November).

The team with the most profit will win the competition and keep their takings.

Teams will be paired with a local entrepreneur to mentor them through the experience. A series of enterprise workshops, organised through SORTED, will help students to get their ideas into shape, including:

  • a session on branding and marketing by local entrepreneur Graham Massey from The House – a branding agency that works with clients to build reputations and increase sales
  • a financial strategy workshop run by University Director of Finance, Diane Aderyn

Siobain Hone, Student Enterprise Coordinator, said: "This is a fantastic opportunity to take a risk and try out your business idea for a day. You’ll learn about financial strategy, marketing and PR, budgeting and controlling costs as well as the importance of good client relationships.  A massive amount of learning happens during the process and students from last year’s competition tell me it’s fantastic for their CVs."

To enter the competition, student teams need to pitch their ideas to the BANTER student Bath Entrepreneurs next Thursday 28 October at the Enterprise Resource Centre in Norwood House. They will be asked to deliver a five minute presentation with clear finance and marketing strategies.

Please register for the event or email BANTER banter@bath.ac.uk for more information.

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