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Student entrepreneurs to take part in Warwick’s first Enterprise Bootcamp

Warwick’s most enterprising students are being invited to take part in the University of Warwick’s first Student Enterprise Bootcamp.

The event is being held over three days, from 18-20 November 2015 and will offer student entrepreneurs the opportunity to get advice and support from experienced business professionals to improve their knowledge, skills and resources and help them understand how they might develop their business ideas.

Run by Warwick Enterprise Partnership and the Student Enterprise Fund, with support from Warwick Ventures, the Bootcamp covers topics such as how to research markets, write a business plan and raise finance. Students will also gain a basic understanding of company law, money management and intellectual property management.

On the final day of the Bootcamp, students will get some expert feedback on their business propositions and make some plans about what their next steps will be to take their ideas forward. Cash prizes of £500 for the best business proposition and £250 for the most valuable contribution to the Bootcamp will also be up for grabs.

Richard Groves, Warwick Enterprise Pathways Manager, says: “We know Warwick students are coming up with some really innovative business ideas that have great potential for success. This programme offers students clear advice about how those ideas might be turned into viable commercial ventures.”

The Bootcamp is free to attend, but places are limited and only available to current students on undergraduate or postgraduate degree courses. To apply for a place, visit the Student Enterprise Bootcamp webpage. Applications can be from individuals, or teams of up to three, and should be submitted by Monday 26 October 2015.