Today, we have a guest post from the Kent Innovation and Enterprise Hub, a part of the University dedicated to helping current students and recent graduates start their own businesses. If you’ve ever had an idea for a business, read on to find out about events and opportunities the Hub offers to support you.

You may have a business, you may have a business idea, you may want to learn how to generate ideas – Hub is a dedicated base for start-up support and incubation at the University of Kent.

To talk to our professional business advisor, sign up through our website.

Events coming up

In November we are inviting our external business mentors to come in for a day to run business surgeries:

  • Want to propel your business in the digital space?
  • Not sure how to evaluate your start-up expenses?

Love the idea of making a change? Feel like giving back to the community? Like the idea of running a business? Then come along to our free-to-attend Social Enterprise Conference, from 12noon-4pm, Thursday 1st November.

This will be a great opportunity to meet like-minded people, network and learn:

  • – the difference between charity and CIC
  • – available funding
  • – local and national success stories
  • – pitfalls of running a social enterprise

Register here to book your place.

This year, on top of our usual business support activities, we are rolling out the #DigitalReboot programme with digital start-up support:

#DigitalReboot APP CHALLENGE

Got an idea for an app? We can help you digitalise your future!

The Challenge this year is focusing on the 17 United Nations Sustainability Goals. Teams of 2-4 students are welcome to apply online – the deadline for applications is Wednesday 7th November.

To increase your chances of successful application we would advise you to book a free confidential 1-2-1 session with a digital business advisor.

Within #DigitalReboot, we have just launched Student meet-ups at Mungo’s, where students with ideas meet students will skills to create something amazing! Come along to meet entrepreneurial students, find a business partner and socialise.

So many opportunities and so little time!

An option of studying online and acquiring skills on starting your own business is also on MOODLE with Enterprise Skills Award (ESA).

Be your own boss, learn about starting a business and meet like-minded people!