Turn your BRIGHT IDEAS into reality
Global Entrepreneurship Week is a worldwide celebration of enterprise in all its forms, with thousands of events and activities inspiring young people to be enterprising – to make their ideas happen. Below are the events on offer at the University this year. Come and join in, and make your ideas a reality!
Monday 14 November
10:00am - 11:30am (By appointment only, City Campus)
2:00pm - 3:30pm (By appointment only, Caerleon Campus)
If you have an idea that you would like to develop but need a bit of help, then book a 30 minute appointment with resident Business Start-up Expert, Dave Willis. Your idea can be at any stage and you don’t need to prepare anything in advance. To book an appointment email BrightIdeas@newport.ac.uk
Don’t Get Ripped Off - Photography Students
2:00pm - 3:30pm (Kegie Building, Caerleon)
This session will offer an outline of Intellectual Property law that any photography student should be aware of to stop anyone else stealing or using their work without their permission (including copyright, licensing & assignment).
Tuesday 15 November
10:30am - 2:00pm (Main Hall Bar, Caerleon)
The student market gives you the opportunity to sell your own products or unwanted items to fellow students and staff. Anything goes – handmade cards, jewellery or unwanted books and CDs. A chance to develop your business skills and make some money! To book a table email email@example.com
What Kind of Personality Type Are You?
12:00pm - 1:00pm (AM04, City Campus)
Intravert or Extravert? Sensing or Intuitive? Thinker or Feeler? Judging or Perceiving? This lunchtime session will explore your Myers Briggs personality type and how it might help you make decisions about your future career.
Wednesday 16 November
Jamie Baulch - Double World Champion & Olympic Gold Medallist
10:30am - 11:30am (A25, Caerleon)
Jamie has enjoyed a career spanning 15 years at the top of world class athletics. Come and find out about the business ventures he has been involved in since retiring in 2005, including an official sporting memorabilia range with Welsh Rugby, Super Schools and Definitive Sports Management. Information will also be available for Sports Wales funding for sport related business ideas.
Bright Ideas Den (BID)
By appointment only (KGE.B.01b, Caerleon)
BID is open to all students and recent graduates of the University, giving them the opportunity to pitch for up to £1,000 to develop their business ideas. BID takes place three times per year and regardless of whether funding is allocated or not, mentoring is available to support the progression of the idea into a functional business. Further details
Freelancing: What You Need to Know to Get Started
2:00pm - 3:00pm (C17, City Campus)
Do you have any ideas to make money? Not sure how to get them off the ground This session will give you the information necessary to get started now from registering as self-employed, when to go official and selling products or services whilst you’re a student. Expert Business Mentor, Tony Down, will provide tips to help you develop your ideas.
Thursday 17 November
Laura Tenison, MBE - Managing Director, Jojo Maman Bébé
11:00am - 12:00pm (A15, City Campus)
Laura Tenison is the founder and Managing Director of JoJo Maman Bébé. Find out how Laura has grown the company organically from its start-up in 1993 to become the UK’s foremost niche multi-channel specialist in the pregnancy and baby market. With start-up capital of just £50K, Laura has grown the company to a forecast gross turnover of around £30M in the current financial year.
Don’t Get Ripped Off
12:00pm - 1:00pm (C14, City Campus)
This session will offer a basic guide to the law, covering the steps any creative professional should take in order to stop somebody else stealing or otherwise using their work without their permission (including copyright, patents, trademarks, licensing and design rights).
Friday 18 November
Business Start-Up Modular Workshops - Researching Your Market
10:00am - 12:00pm (C.07, City Campus)
The first of six sessions, this workshop provides an introduction to the marketing process, covering:
• The key information you need to know about your customers
• How to determine market size, and identify trends in the market place
• External influences in the market place and how they can affect a business
• Key information you need to know about your competitors
• How to research your market using primary and secondary research methods.
For further information about any of the sessions please contact firstname.lastname@example.org