Global Entrepreneurship Week

Global Entrepreneurship Week is the world’s largest campaign to promote entrepreneurship. Each year, it plays a critical role in encouraging the next generation of entrepreneurs to consider starting up their own business. Organised in partnership with Barclays Bank, the week consists of events, activities, speaker sessions and competitions the world over. For more information on international events and to learn more about previous year’s activities please visit the Global Entrepreneurship website. 

The theme for Global Entrepreneurship Week 2014 is ‘Get Connected’. Details of the events we’ll be holding will be available soon…

For 2013, the theme was ‘Take a Step Forward’; Cardiff University hosted a series of events which included:


The Innovation Challenge:

Enter your club, society or team into the Innovation Challenge to win BIG CASH PRIZES. Each participating team is given an everyday object and asked to create as much ‘value’ from it as possible e.g. artistically, financially or by having a social/community value. The results are submitted in the format of a short 3 minute video and the winners are selected by a panel of prominent judges.

Cardiff University will be competing against Cardiff Metropolitan University and The University of South Wales. The winning team from Cardiff University will get £750 and two runners up will receive £125. The winner will also be put forward to compete in the finals for a chance to win further £750 cash, in total giving your society the chance to win £1500!


Social Media Workshop/Speaker Session: 

The first hour of the session will look at the fundamental shift taking place in how people find your business, and more importantly, how your customers communicate on the internet. We’ll examine how social media culture and social networking platforms are having a major impact on business communication, practices and processes. You will learn how these tools can be utilised within business to sustain reputation; empower your customers; and maintain good social media ethics.

During the second hour we will host a speaker who will discuss their expertise in the use of social media, with a Q&A session immediately following. The speaker will be Dan Sargent, Creative Director of Blue Stag Studio.


Save the Music: 

We need the help of CU’s creative, innovative and business savvy students to save a fledgling music festival in the UK.

This is your chance to help get a fledging musical festival off the ground. If you’re interested in event, social media or project management, then come along and try your hand at it. This will be an interactive session where we trouble shoot the problems facing the music festival in order to make it happen.