Thursday, 15 June 2017

Launch Pad: Helping UoB students to start a business

The Launch Pad took place over two days on 8th and 9th June and gave 33 University of Birmingham students the chance to take an enterprising idea forward and turn it into a business.

All five colleges were represented with business ideas including: mobile apps, a vegetable cutter design, city parking solutions, dental products, strength conditioning company and a tuition service.

See Student Mario Saad's Launch Pad YouTube video here: 

Over two days the students were given entrepreneurial training on customer profiling, business structures, sales, social media, websites and team formation to help with their own individual ideas.

The B-Enterprising team were joined by the Department of International Trade, Joe Trodden from Entrepreneurial Spark, Tony Higginbottom from Federation of Small Businesses, Daniella Genas from Genas Enterprise, Tony Seaton from Blue Sky Corporate Finance, Phillip Jones from Achaleon, Jess Holloway-Swift and Dilveena Sokhi from Careers Network and entrepreneur Daniel Bridgewater (creator of Buckt).

The programme was designed to help students launch their idea and the two days was a mix of teaching and practical learning.  It only costs £15 to register a business through Companies House ( and students were given the opportunity to register at the end of the programme.

You can find more information about starting your business on the B-Enterprising website. There is 1-2-1 help available and we run enterprise workshops and Boot Camps during term time. Contact us at if you have a start-up query.

Blog by: bobbalee


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