StartUP Britain wants student entrepreneurs

The development of a pilot StartUp Summer programme to help encourage and support student entrepreneurs will be lead by YouGov and UCL working hand in hand with StartUP Britain with collaboration from Imperial College London.

The entrepreneurs’ development programme StartUpSummer, is to give the students the opportunity to develop their business ideas into an actionable start-up business plan through their innovative minds.

The programme will be open only to Imperial and UCL students with thoughts of expending the programme to the nations student body There is a 300 word pitch the students need to express their business idea or skills as a possible team member.

The best five business ideas will be chosen from inspiring figures from enterprise and those five will form the basis for the StartUp projects and they will also act as mentors in the development.

With an unlimited access to a range of resources for eight weeks the five project teams of five students with budgets of £2,000 will contact regularly with entrepreneur mentors. Teams will develop business skills and proposals through masterclass workshops.

The participant’s key reward is to develop their skills within a stimulating and supportive business environment. The teams will also be able to present the business idea to real investors who will provide valuable critical but constructive critical feedback and guidance.