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Midland Enterprise Unversities Showcase Event

Host: The University of Derby
Venue: Kedleston Road Campus, Derby DE22 1GB
Date: Wednesday 24th October, 2018
Time: 9.30am - 2.30pm
Cost: FREE

The University of Derby will be hosting this inspiring event to showcase how enterprise sits within our strategic framework. We will demonstrate how we are contributing as a university to support the Government's ambition to grow our regional economy by £34bn by 2030, in partnership with the Midlands Engine* for Growth.

Come along and be inspired by the start-up stories of our Be The Boss* businesses, as they share their business motivations, challenges, successes and lessons learned.

This will be a great opportunity to network with five Midland Enterprise Universities (Nottingham Trent University, University of Wolverhampton, Birmingham City University, Coventry University and University of Lincoln), University's enterprise staff, local businesses and other enterprise organisations. 

* The Midlands Engine is a coalition of Councils, Combined Authorities, Local Enterprise Partnerships (LEP), Universities and businesses across the region, actively working with Government to build a collective identity, to enable us to present the Midlands as a competitive and compelling offer that is attractive at home and overseas.

* “Be The Boss” is an award winning programme of enterprise support aimed at students and graduates of the University of Derby who want to become self-employed.


9.30-10.00 Arrival Refreshments

10.00 Event Opens (Room OL2)

10.10–10.25 How Enterprise sits within the Strategic Framework - Vice Chancellor - Kath Mitchell (University of Derby)

10.25 Enterprise activities throughout the University (Be The Boss Programme) Head of Student Employment & Enterprise - Jo Wheldon (University of Derby)

10.35–11.15 Be The Boss Business Presentations: Motivation for starting a business, challenges overcome, words of advice for others who might be considering starting a business (5 Businesses)

11.25 Q&A - Audience votes for the best business presentation

11.55 The best business presentation is presented with a complimentary voucher

12.00-12.45 Lunch & Networking (Kirtley Hall Room K006) combined with visiting the business market place (Atrium)

12.45 Audience votes for the best business market stall

12.50 The best business market stall is presented with a complimentary voucher

13.15 Introduction to Keynote Speaker

13.20 Keynote Speaker TBC

13.55 Summary of the day

14.00 Close

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