Our events and workshops are a great way for you to network, and gain valuable insights and advice to inspire you to take the next step on your entrepreneurial journey.
Venture Further Awards 2024 - Information Session
14 December 2023, 5pm-6pm
Venture Further has a £100,000 prize pot, where business ideas could win up to £15,000 in one of our five categories: Environment, Healthcare, Services, Social & Technology. If..
Researcher Training - Developing an Entrepreneurial Mindset
14 February 2024, 11am-1pm
An entrepreneurial mindset is the tendency to discover, evaluate and develop opportunities. Cultivating an entrepreneurial mindset can help you achieve personal fulfilment and prof..
Researcher Training - Generating and Shaping Ideas Workshop
6 March 2024, 9.30am-12.30pm
This workshop for research students, is designed to help you to define a problem and think creatively about how to solve it. Creative thinking and problem solving skills are criti..
Researcher Training - Exploring Enterprise Creation
10 April 2024, 9.30am-4.30pm
Want to explore enterprise creation? This workshop will give you an insight into how to spot an opportunity for an enterprise from a given research idea. Using case study based sc..
Researcher Training - Developing a Business Idea for the Creative Industries
1 May 2024, 9.30am-4.30pm
Everyone loves the arts and creative industries – yet many cultural organisations struggle to make ends meet. If you were given the opportunity to reinvent an art gallery, how w..
Money Matters - Managing your Cash Flow
Tuesday 5 December 2023, 11:00 - 12:45
This session includes:
• Cash flow forecasting
• Ensuring you have sufficient cash during start up
• Good cash flow management practices- tips/advice
• How to avoid cash flow risks
Money Matters - Funding your business for growth
Thursday 14 December 2023, 11:00 - 12:45
This session includes:
Funding opportunities and process
• Equity investment
Company Valuation (For when pitching to potential investors)
• What early stage investors are looking for
• Net assets/ Price earnings ratios
• Understanding forecasted future earnings and the impact of discounted cash flow
MEC Money Matters Series
90-minute sessions to learn more about trading, profits, bookkeeping, cash flow and securing further funding. Ideal for current start-up entrepreneurs or those interested in starting a business.