Did anyone watch the Super Bowl? I did, and I was so excited to see my home town in the spotlight! I am from Seattle, Washington and watching the Seahawks beat the Broncos was amazing, even if it was 3am here. The Super Bowl is not the only competition I am excited about. I am excited to see students getting involved in the upcoming Enterprise challenges, competitions , events, and workshops.
We have a lot of great opportunities coming up in February:
Ignite is a FREE intensive four day programme designed to take you on a journey towards becoming enterprising in your chosen career, be this a business start-up, a social enterprise, the voluntary sector or within an established organisation.
We are taking applications now and the deadline is Feb 10. Do not miss this opportunity to boost your CV and stand out from the crowd! Visit www.WeAreIgnite.co.uk to complete your application. We can only accept 20 applicants so hurry!
Workshops. The next two workshops are:
04 Feb 2014: C013 Seminar Room. School of Bioscience
6 – 8PM
Sales is an important part of every small business; it’s also a common challenge for many small business owners. If sales is something you struggle with in your small business, it can be helpful to spend some time getting a better understanding of the sales process and fine-tuning your sales skills. With some practice, you can become a better sales person, one who is not only more comfortable with the process but also more effective. This session will help you understand tips and tools to help you sell your products and services more effectively. Understand the sales cycle, creating elevator pitch, unique selling propositions, sales objectives and negotiating successfully.
Confessions of an entrepreneur
11 Feb 2014: C013 Seminar Room. School of Bioscience
6 – 8PM
These session features guest speaker to share their experience of developing, running or growing a business. It provides an opportunity to network, ask questions or get tips from entrepreneurs who are running real live businesses
For the full programme of workshops visit: http://bit.ly/1bRApNM
To book your place visit: http://bit.ly/1mnVZOc
Spark Ideas Challenge:
Spark is the annual ideas competition for Cardiff University Students. With overall shared prize money of £10,000 available, Spark will give seven Cardiff University students financial support to develop their ideas.
For more information visit: http://bit.ly/1cPl3Kd
Finally, our colleagues in Student Volunteering Cardiff are hosting their annual jailbreak.
54 hours. No money. How far will you go?
Cardiff Jailbreak is back! For the third year running SVC are teaming up with RAG to give you the opportunity to have an amazing experience that will make your time at university even more memorable!
In teams of 3-4 you will have 54 hours from 10am on Friday 28th February to get as far away from Cardiff as possible and back again. But here’s the catch – you can’t spend any money on travel! Instead you must use your charms and powers of persuasion to make your way across the globe. You can pre-arrange with travel companies for free tickets, fundraise during the event for money to spend on transport or beg, blag and hitchhike your way on the day!
And this year we’ve upped the stakes and are offering the winning team a fantastic prize – A WEEKEND TRIP TO EUROPE!!! SVC will help plan a trip to Europe with the winning team, paying for travel and accommodation!
As well as having the experience of a lifetime, you will be raising money for SVC and our fantastic projects helping a range of different vulnerable and disadvantaged people in the community.
Are you willing to take up the challenge??
To find out more, come along to our information evening on Tuesday 4th February from 6.30pm in Room 4J (SU). Can’t make it? Then make sure you like our Facebook page www.facebook.com/CardiffJailbreak2014 for regular updates about the event and to message us any questions you have. Also check out our website here www.svcardiff.org/news-and-events/events/jailbreak-2014/.
As usual our business support service and other enterprise activities will be running throughout the rest of term. Have a look at our website for all relevant information.
Have a lovely week!
Cardiff University Enterprise