Business minded (or aim to be) and want to make the most of your time as a student at Plymouth University?
Meet, network and learn from mentors and peers at our Welcome to BETA Enterprise event
Wednesday 19th of October
Mast House Building Café (1st floor)
Tea and cake provided!
Learn more about the BETA Enterprise student start-up suppport programme, meet our Entrepreneur’s in Residence and network with other innovative students and students who successfully pitched for funding last year.
Join for exciting opportunities to be involvement in local and international competitions and hackathons and help change the world!
The BETA Enterprise Programme gives current students the opportunity to improve their enterprise and entrepreneurial skills through the development of a business idea in a supportive environment alongside their course studies. BETA Enterprise provides students with a clear programme of support to help them grow and develop their business idea from formation to creation providing mentoring from a variety of business experts along the way. The program acts as an integral part of their University experience and parallels the opportunities that exist within work-based placements. Students receive training in the form of interactive workshops, guest lectures, networking events and access to a variety of internal and external resources to give them the best chance of generating an income from their experimental business.
What is provided on the programme?
One-to-one mentoring and support:
You will be provided with a business mentor who will support and guide you in the development of your business idea. This mentor may be a University expert, an entrepreneur or a member of the Plymouth business community.
Fortnightly meetings between you and your mentor are highly recommended, where you will agree outcomes, develop action plans and agree to take these points forward.
Workshops and guest lectures by entrepreneurs:
You will be able to sign up to a comprehensive programme of workshops, guest lectures and networking events which can help turn your business idea into a viable trading entity. These events will run from October till June each academic year.
Pitching and funding:
Once you have developed your business idea you may (depending on legibility) have the opportunity pitch to the BETA panel for a chance to receive funding of up to £1,500 for your business idea (8 start-up grants of £1,500 each were awarded to students during the 2015/2016 academic year). The panel will provide feedback on your business idea and provide recommendations on what further support you and your business idea should take from the programme. They will also either agree or decline your funding bid.
To join the programme and access the support available you need to request an application form from Amber Strong or at the top of the BETA Enterprise Moodle page. Once the application has been reviewed and your idea is appropriate, initial advice will be provided and a business mentor will be recommended to you.
This welcome event is free to attend for students of all faculties.
- Wednesday, 19 October 2016 from 16:30 to 18:00 (BST)
- Mast House Cafe (first floor) – 24 Sutton Road, Plymouth, PL4 0HJ – View Map