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Global Entrepreneurship Week

Global Entrepreneurship Week (GEW) is the world’s largest campaign to promote entrepreneurship. Each year, it plays a critical role in encouraging the next generation of entrepreneurs to consider starting up their own business.

Global Entrepreneurship Week started life in the UK, as Enterprise Week in 2008, and has since grown into a global event that takes place simultaneously in over 140 countries – with 24,000 partner organisations planning over 30,000 activities that directly engage millions of participants every year.

This year GEW takes place between 17th and 23rd November (Week 8), and this year’s theme is ‘Get Connected’.


12.30-1.30pm
Social Sciences Building
Room A0.23

What is the Warwick Enterprise Pathway?

The Warwick Enterprise Pathway is open to students from across the University who would like to share their passion with others, build a team and develop an idea - whatever their level of interest or experience in enterprise or entrepreneurship. Come along to find out more!

You can find out more information and sign-up for the Warwick Enterprise Pathway initiative here

6pm-7pm
Sciences Building
Room L4

Nuklius - From Concept to Product

Nuklius matches great start-up ideas with the people and skills needed to realise them. Stefan van der Fluit (Co-founder and current Warwick student) will talk about how he took Nuklius from concept to product and introduce the Nuklius app.

You can register to attend this event here

7pm
Social Sciences Building
Room S0.20

Warwick Entrepreneurs present… Akash Patel (Tryum), Michael Willmott (Knodium) and Husayn Kassai (Onfido)
  • Warwick alumni Akash founded Tryum, which helps companies build personal relationships with their customers. Come along to hear more from Akash and how he built this enterprise…
  • Knodium aims to give students a tool that bridges the gap between the real and virtual learning environment. Michael will talk about his venure and his experiences with the Techstars accelerator.
  • Husayn will talk about how he started Onfido after graduating from Oxford University.
5-6pm
Social Sciences Building
Room S0.18
Launch of Crowdfund Campus

Crowdfund Campus is the first company to be launched at the University’s new Software Incubator, set up to support fledgling software companies by the University’s technology transfer company, Warwick Ventures. Henry Jinman (founder and recent Warwick graduate) will join us to talk about the project and his story so far.

You can register to attend this event here

6pm
Social Sciences Building
Room S0.20

Warwick Entrepreneurs presents – Joe Blackman (Collection26): Entrepreneurship: People, Passion and Perseverance

Joe Blackman is a serial entrepreneur who has founded a celebrity event planning and design company. He will be discussing his experiences with Collection26 and the challenges he’s faced.

2-4pm
Library Building
Room LIB2

Warwick Enterprise Pathway - Opening Session

The Warwick Enterprise Pathway is open to students from across the University who would like to share their passion with others, build a team and develop an idea - whatever their level of interest or experience in enterprise or entrepreneurship. Come along to find out more!

You can find out more information and sign-up for the Warwick Enterprise Pathway initiative here

3-5pm
Sciences Building
Room L5

Warwick Entrepreneurs presents - John Straw (Thomas Cook) on Raising Capital - an Investors Perspective

John is currently responsible for ecommerce strategy and digital innovation at Thomas Cook. He will be joining us to give us an investor’s perspective when it comes to raising capital for business start-ups. A rare opportunity to hear someone with his kind of expertise –not to be missed!

Venue TBC Warwick Alumni Start-up Stories

Come along and hear the start-up experiences of our recent graduates over coffee and cake!

2-4pm

Engineering Building

Room F1.11

Warwick Enterprise Pathway - Opening Session (Repeated)

The Warwick Enterprise Pathway is open to students from across the University who would like to share their passion with others, build a team and develop an idea - whatever their level of interest or experience in enterprise or entrepreneurship. Come along to find out more!

You can find out more information and sign-up for the Warwick Enterprise Pathway initiative here

6pm
WBS Teaching Centre
Lecture Theatre, M1

Warwick Entrepreneurs and Warwick Entrepreneurship Professional Network host a ‘PechaKucha’ Night - 20 Entrepreneurs from Warwick in 60 minutes

The culmination of Global Entrepreneurship Week; this is an excellent opportunity to 'Get Connected' to Warwick enterprise community and start building your network of contacts. If you want to present, please contact gew@warwickentrepreneurs.com

Register for the event here