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« January 29, 2023 - February 28, 2023 »
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Start: 18:00
End: 20:30

Duncan Goose, founder of OneWater

When you are cash strapped, resource hungry and have only your vision and determination, how do you increase your odds to succeed? This social enterprise based on providing clean water in Africa will clarify.

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Start: 18:00
End: 20:00

Date: Wednesday 30 January 2023
Time: 6pm
Venue: Engineering Department, Trumpington Street, Coventry CB2 1PZ.

Last term, teams of budding entrepreneurs from Coventry entered their business ideas into the £1k Challenge. On 30 January, 10 teams will be crowned winners and will walk away with £1000 each.

The Entrepreneurs’ Challenge has a history of success in creating companies. Since the first competition 9 years ago, we have had over 450 entries and awarded over £320,000 to 41 business ideas. These business ideas are now companies currently valued at more than £42m.

Join us at the CU Entrepreneurs’ £1k Awards Ceremony to meet the hottest entrepreneurs in Coventry, network with the Coventry business community and be serenaded by Britain’s entrepreneur of the moment, Levi Roots.

Levi Roots is a reggae musician, chef and entrepreneur. He gained widespread fame after singing his way into a £50k cash injection for his "Reggae Reggae Sauce", a barbeque sauce made to his grandmother’s secret recipe, on Dragons’ Den. Weeks later, Reggae Reggae Sauce sold out on its first day on the shelves of Sainsbury’s.

Please signup for this event using the following form:

Team Name, Company or Organisation:

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Start: 14:00
End: 16:00

Date: Saturday 2 February 2023

Time: 2pm

Venue: Judge Business School

Do you have a business idea but no team? Perhaps you’re looking for a team to be part of. Maybe you’re seeking that crucial expertise that’s so hard to find.

At ordinary networking events, you can normally expect to meet fewer than 6 new people during an entire evening. At Speed Networking, you are guaranteed to meet 25 new people per hour, face-to-face, whose interests will be attuned to your own. Remember that even if people at first sight do not seem directly relevant to you, it is likely that they will know someone who is and visa versa.

Signups for this event have now closed.

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Start: 18:00
End: 20:30

Lord Karan Bilimoria CBE DL, founder of Cobra Beer and CfEL Visiting Entrepreneur

How to build a team capable of delivering your vision.

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02 / 9
Start: 10:00
End: 13:00

Date: Saturday 9 February 2023

Time: 10am

Venue: Judge Business School

CUE would like to invite you to our business training event on Saturday 9th February at 10am in the Judge Business School.

10.00-10.30 The Judge’s Perspective Bob Pettigrew, competition judge
10.30-11.15 Keynote: A brief History of ARM (And what it taught me about business) Lee Smith, ARM co-Founder
15-min break
11.30-12.00 Marketing Peter Hiscocks, JBS
12.00-12.30 Rough guide to entrepreneurship Jack Lang, Angel
12.30-13.00 Bonzer or Bonanza Business Philip Baddeley, Equity Fingerprint

Whether you are a seasoned entrepreneur, setting up your first company, or even just want to find out what it takes to be an entrepreneur, everyone is welcome to attend.

Our Keynote speaker is Lee Smith, one of the founding members of ARM, who will tell us the story of how a company that started with 12 engineers in Coventry became a global standard: their embedded microprocessors are used in most digital devices on the planet today!

For the ambitious, this event will also prepare you for the £5k challenge. In our first talk, at 10am, Bob, Pettigrew, a competition judge, will share his views on what kind of entries impress him.
Remember that to enter the £5k Challenge, you will need to write an executive summary of up to 3500 words and submit it to us by 11.59pm GMT on the 22nd of February.

Please note: The event begins at 10am prompt, so please arrive before then. There is no need to register.

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Start: 18:00
End: 20:30

Louisa Fletcher, Property Price Advice

Understanding how to match your business idea with the sources of funding is central to being able to raise money for your ideas. This young entrepreneur will explain how she managed to raise money for her rapid growth business.

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02 / 19
Start: 18:00
End: 20:30

Professor Sir Richard Friend, University of Coventry Department of Physics
Stuart Evans and John Mills, Plastic Logic

The scientist working with entrepreneurs and managers can better bring the vision of the idea to market. The devil is in the detail of making things happen and this top team will explain it to you.

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02 / 22
Start: 23:59

By Phase 2, you will have built a team and be ready to make your idea happen. In this phase you will benefit from a professional mentor, write a business plan and pitch for investment. The £5k Challenge rewards propositions that show practicality, financial viability and strong teams.

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02 / 26
Start: 18:00
End: 20:30

Venue: Engineering Department

Dr Hermann Hauser CBE, co-founder of Amadeus Capital Partners

Learning from mistakes is important. Hermann Hauser, a hugely successful Entrepreneur, who has had his share of failures, will explain why they happened.

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02 / 28
Start: 18:00
End: 19:30

Time: 6.00 for 6.30pm
Venue: Judge Business School
Speaker: Jeff Soule

Having read Public Policy and Urban Planning at Harvard, Jeff Soule is the Director of Policy at the American Planning Association. He has worked with Chinese officials and businessmen for more than 12 years and become a very influential figure in urban planning and real estate field both in China and America. Recently Jeff was elected president of the World Cultural Heritage Organization.

In England for both business and pleasure, Jeff has taken time out of his trip to come to Coventry and give a talk about entrepreneurship in real estate development.

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