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Course will feature Martha Lane Fox, Luke Johnson – and Dragon's Den-style contests in front of top businesspeople
In a fresh attempt to kickstart the small business sector, the government has thrown its weight behind the launch of a summer school for student entrepreneurs. The YouGov initiative, called StartUp Summer, launched in collaboration with University College London and Imperial College, aims to help budding Richard Bransons develop their ideas and launch a startup business.
Ucl and Imperial students applied earlier this year by submitting a 300-word pitch of a business idea (or of their skills as a potential team member). Successful applicants will attend a launch event today, when they will pitch their ideas and join one of five project teams which will, over six weeks, offer access to resources, a small budget and support from mentors.
They will also attend a series of skills workshops and masterclasses run by entrepreneurs such as Martha Lane-Fox, »
- Mark King
Melodie Knight Luke Johnson
“It is certainly an irrational thing to do if you want either of the usual rewards of fame and riches…Nowadays, it’s about as rational as saying, ‘what do you do for a living’ ‘Well, I’m a kite-flyer.’ I mean, there’s not a great demand for kite-flyers around.” -George Garrett
I once asked a classroom of sixth graders to draw a picture of a poet. Virtually all of them came up with »
- Luke Johnson
2 items from 2011
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