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Student Startup Challenge

Student Startup Challenge with Fish On Toast

Struggling to come up with a business idea? Want to know how to start? Or simply want to learn some enterprising skills to help propel you forward in your career?

The Student Enterprise team is pleased to announce that the Student Startup Challenge is back, in-person, for 2022!

The 2022 Student Startup Challenge will equip you with the knowledge, skills and confidence you need to make any business idea a success!

What is the Student Startup Challenge?

Held in collaboration with Fish On Toast, the Startup Challenge will provide you with the opportunity to network with like-minded students, and will provide you with the skills you need to take a startup idea from as little as a 'what if' and turn it into a pitchable business proposal.

When is it?

This years Challenge will take place over the weekend of  Friday 11 November  to  Sunday 13 November, at Network Eagle Labs in Southampton City Centre. Network Eagle Labs offers cutting edge facilities to support creative, digital and knowledge based startups by delivering the city’s first collaborative, coworking environment.

Who is it for?

The Student Startup Challenge is for anyone looking to learn enterprising skills and follow their entrepreneurial ambitions. This is a fantastic weekend with 2 and a half days of structured content, group work and interactive presentations led by the Student Enterprise Team and industry experts.

Applications are now closed for the Student Startup Challenge. Make sure to subscribe to our newsletter to not miss next years event.

17:00 – Check in at Eagle Labs in the city centre

17:30 – Welcome and introduction

18:00–19:00 – Content Session 1 

19:00 - Dinner & group formation (food will be provided - please submit any dietary requirements with your application) 

20:00 – Content Session 2 

21:00 – Casual Networking

9:30 – Morning check-in at Eagle Labs in the city centre

10:00 – Customer Discovery

14:00 – Lunch (please bring your own)

14:30 – Content session 3

15:30 – Business mentorship & group work

18:00 – Dinner & group work (food will be provided - please submit any dietary requirements with your application)

20:00 – Fish on Toast takeover

9:30 - Morning check-in at Eagle Labs in the city centre

10:00 – The art of pitching & group presentation prep

12:30 – Lunch (please bring your own)

13:00 – Final practice with mentor

13:30 – Presentation and pitches to our panel of experts

16:00 – Casual networking wind down

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