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 Week website.

The theme for Global Entrepreneurship Week 2014 is ‘Get Connected’. Cardiff University will be hosting a series of events which include:


Spark Ideas Challenge Launch:17th November

Spark is the annual Ideas Competition for Cardiff University Students and graduates. With overall prize money of £10,000 available, Spark will give Cardiff University students and graduates a range of support to develop their ideas. The competition is open to ALL Cardiff University students and entries from all sectors and subject areas are welcomed (Including not for profit organisations and social enterprises). The competition is split into 3 different categories based on the level of development of the idea being entered:

  • The IDEAS level is for those with a potential idea that may have commercial potential but not investigated it in a structured manner as yet.
  • The PLAN level is designed for those who may have performed a reasonable level of research or possibly some level of testing for the idea or product.
  • The VENTURES level is open to those already running businesses, projects, or even freelancing.


Improv! Pitching and Presenting: 19th November

Do you have trouble presenting your ideas in front of others? Do your nerves take over when you have to speak in public? Do you find making a pitch difficult?

Come to this one-off workshop where we’ll introduce you to the fantastic skill of Improv!

Become more confident, and banish those presentation jitters while learning a fun new skill which will help you get ready for anything that could be thrown at you during an ideas pitch, presentation or interview.


Stop Baking Cakes and Start Making Dough: 20th November

Are you a member of a club, society, group or charity? Do you want to fundraise, but you’re stuck for ideas? Tired of the same old bake sale and want to spice things up a bit? Then come to Stop Baking Cakes and Start Making Dough!

In this workshop we’ll look at new, fun and profitable ways to fundraise, using your experiences and our know-how to form the best way to fundraise for you. So don’t delay, come along and see what you’ve been missing.


Effective Use of Social Media in Business: 20th November

Are you a fan of social media? It’s a valuable tool for any modern business! Whether you’re planning to start your own business, or want to get ahead in the working world, this workshop is for you!

The session will focus on the shift in how potential customers communicate over the internet, and use it to search for products and services. We’ll examine social media culture, practices and processes in order to give you a head start when it comes to developing a social media strategy to sustain business reputation, and expand your customer base.


As part of Global Entrepreneurship Week we’re also promoting a study abroad summer programme in Singapore. Find out more about Entrepreneurship and Innovation in Asia.