Business Start-Up Journey 2020-21

Be inspired at the launch of this year’s Business Start-Up Journey with talks by student entrepreneurs and keynote speeches on the power of business to change the world.

The Journey

The Business Start-Up Journey (BSUJ) is the University’s flagship programme for supporting students who want to start their own business and develop entrepreneurial skills.

A 15-week co-curricular programme, the Journey, open to all students at the University of Kent,  provides a roadmap to finding and developing a business idea and taking it to launch.

The Journey combines practical, fun and interactive group workshops with one-to-one advice sessions with the ASPIRE’s Entrepreneurs in Residence and network of mentors.

A pitching competition at the end of the programme offers the chance for the winning student to take away a £1,000 prize to help start their business.

Find out more at the inspiring and interactive launch event on Wednesday 21 October where there will be the chance to meet the ASPIRE team and meet student entrepreneurs who started their own business.

BSUJ 2019 entries

Andrew Christopher is the founder of L-Drive, an online platform disrupting the learner driver market.

Andrew graduated from Kent Business School after winning the BSUJ  pitching finals in 2019. He will be talking about developing his app supported by ASPIRE and the Santander Universities Emerging Entrepreneurs programme.

Molly Walsh is a final year Sports Science student who is launching a new drink aimed at the health and fitness market. Molly took part in last year’s Business Start-Up Journey and will be talking about how she has been developing her business.

Dr Mick Jackson – Keynote Speaker

A serial entrepreneur, Mick is the founder of WildHearts, a multi-million-pound group created with the sole aim of using their profits to help humanity.

Backed by leading corporates and global business leaders, to date WildHearts has transformed over 1 million lives globally; from empowering women and girls in low-income countries through education and finance to providing free entrepreneurship training for young people across the UK, with their multi-award winning entrepreneurship training programme, Micro-Tyco.

View the key BSUJ and ASPIRE dates and events 

Register for the launch is in Zoom on Wednesday 21 October from 14:00-16:00

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