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We have an exciting programme of entrepreneurial events planned for you this autumn term. These will all be taking place online (using Blackboard Collaborate) due to Covid-19 precautions.

We hold a variety of different events throughout the academic year to help Aston students to explore enterprise, experiment with their entrepreneurial ideas and launch new ventures. These might include talks from guest entrepreneurs, panel discussions, practical workshops, hackathons and more. 

All events are free to attend - you can come along to one to see if it's for you, or attend as many as you can. We see all types of students get involved in these sessions (all years and all schools) - so get involved!

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Events and Programmes - October - December 2020

Aston Enterprise’s Mission is to help curious students explore, experiment and launch new ideas.

We’re here to help at every stage of your journey, whether you’re looking to learn more about self-employment, startup a business or develop the enterprising skills you need to have impact on your career and on the world around you.

Where will your journey begin? We have a full schedule of events and programmes all delivered online using Blackboard Collaborate. For more information, book a place.

Helping Aston students explore, experiment & launch new ideas.

Creating successful business ideas (workshop) 7 October 2:00 - 4:00pm
Do you like the idea of starting your own business but need a good idea? Join this session to learn how to spot money making or socially driven ideas and find out if they could become a business. Led by Victoria Masso of Behaviour Hackers.
Start your online business now (workshop) 14 October 2:00 - 4:00pm
This fast paced interactive workshop will take you through everything you need to know about setting up an online business. Websites, social media, and business models – it’s all here. Led by dynamic digital agency, Save As.
How to start a food business 22 October 5:30 - 7:30pm
If you’re passionate about food, you’ve probably dreamed about starting your own food business; from street food, to meal prep services, to having your product stocked in retailers. Join this ‘How To’ event to hear from a panel of food entrepreneurs about their successes, failures and get their top tips for starting out.
How to turn a side hustle into a business 27 October 5:30 - 7:30pm
One in four UK adults have a side hustle ranging from fitness training, creative products, hair & beauty or social media marketing. Join us in this session and hear from our panel of entrepreneurs on how they successfully turned their side hustle into a full on business.
How to create great videos 2 November 1:00 - 2:00pm
Video is a highly effective form of content, increasingly used by more and more brands and viewed by ever more consumers. By 2021 the average person will be watching 100 minutes of video a day. In this session you will hear from industry experts on how they create great videos for their clients.
How to start a tech business 12 November 5:30 - 7:30pm
Birmingham and the UK has a thriving tech start up scene – technology and how we use it to improve our lives has never been more exciting. If you’ve got an idea for a tech business including apps, platforms or AI, come along to hear from a panel of inspirational tech founders on how they got started, what they’ve learnt and some top tips for success.
How to start a podcast 17 November 1:00 - 2:00pm
More people are listening to podcasts than ever before, over 7million in the UK, so there has never been a better time to start a podcast for your business, brand or personal hobby. Join this session and be inspired by the experts, hear how they got started, what works well for them and leave motivated to launch your own.
How to start  sports/fitness business 26 November 5:30 - 7:30pm
The sports & fitness industry in the UK is worth over £5bn annually and growing. If you have a passion for sports and have an idea for a business, join our panel of sports/fitness founders and share their journey, the highs and lows and the secrets of their success.
How to use Instagram for your business 1 December 1:00 - 2:00pm
With over a billion users on Instagram, and 11% of them saying they use it to find new products you would be crazy not to have your business on there. Come along to this session and learn from successful entrepreneurs how to maximise your business Instagram account using ads, stories, videos and photos.
Apollo - 4 November to 9 December 2.00 – 5.00pm every Wednesday afternoon

Do you have an idea for a business but need some help to get started? Apollo is a six week online programme to help you test out your business ideas and propel them into orbit! Each week will feature a masterclass on a different topic, opportunities to learn from successful entrepreneurs and connect with a community of like-minded students. Start turning that vision into action.

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bseen - Entrepreneur meet ups first Wednesday of the month 7 October, 4 November, 2 December 5.00 – 7.00pm

Join us at our informal online monthly gathering of students & alumni to talk about all things entrepreneurship - all Aston students welcome. You can expect friendly faces, inspiring guest speakers and thought-provoking discussions and activities.

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Book a 1:1 appointment: Ask questions about starting a venture, what support you can get and more. Book an appointment with our Enterprise Consultant.

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