Best Practice Workshop
for the commercialisation of student ideas
Tuesday June 4th : 11am - 6pm
Find Invest Grow (FIG), along with EEUK, would like to invite you to attend a free workshop for enterprise educators on Tuesday June 4th to discuss how best to take student businesses from idea to trading - and we would appreciate your input!
Sessions will be led by the FIG team and Chair of EEUK Dave Jarman and will discuss how enterprise education could be changed and what materials and resources we (FIG) can provide enterprise educators with to best deliver the goal of adequately supporting students with great business ideas.
We will examine who the enterprising students are, how to reach them and what support is needed (see below for the full agenda).
Places are limited so please confirm your interest as soon as possible by clicking HERE.
Ahead of the day, we will send you a short questionnaire that we’d appreciate if you could fill out, to will help us shape the format of the day.
We would also like to cover your travel expenses to the event.
Tuesday, Jun 4th, 11am-6pm
16 Silver Rd
Nearest tube stations are White City or Shepherds Bush (both on the Central Line and around a 10-minute walk) and Wood Lane (Hammersmith & City Line, a 5-minute walk).
Nearest rail station (Overland) is Shepherds Bush Rail station (10-minute walk).
The map shows our location within the Westfield village and is best approached via Wood Lane (A219) or the West Cross Route (A3220).
11am - 11.30am: Welcome
Refreshments and a tour of the new office incubator
11.30am - 1pm: First session - Understanding enterprise education & sharing experiences
Run by Dave Jarman, chair of Enterprise Educators UK
1. Who are the enterprising students?
2. How do you reach them?
3. Graduates: how do you support and engage people off campus?
1pm - 2pm: Lunch
2pm - 4pm: Second session – Tools for delivery
Run by Dr David Bozward and James King, MD of FIG
1. Is it student-led or enterprise educators led? Cases for and against a standardised approach
2. Outcomes: Are you looking for businesses or employability?
3. A 10-year vision: how do you want to change the current reality?
4pm- 4.30pm: Break
4.30pm - 5.30pm: Wrap-up
Feeding back thoughts on what has been learnt from the day, next steps to take and how we can help
5.30 - 6.30pm: Drinks and networking
We are Find Invest Grow (FIG)
Find Invest Grow (FIG) is a venture capital group offering a pragmatic new approach to investing in young entrepreneurs.
FIG has spent three successful years raising angel finance for start-ups. Its model of venture capital combines practical ways to support high growth start-ups with the expertise of active investors who, alongside FIG, provide ongoing mentoring, advice and infrastructure to early-stage businesses throughout the investment lifecycle.
The company also runs two university enterprise competitions:the RBS ESSA (an accreditation scheme for enterprising student societies) and RBS EnterprisingU (a university business plan competition).
Recently, FIG has moved to an 18,000 sq. ft. warehouse it has converted into office space for its current and future portfolio companies.
The FIG Group includes asset management company New Model Venture Capital (NMVC). NMVC’s first fund, the FIG Concept Seed Fund, will provide access to FIG’s current portfolio of start-up investments as well as take advantage of FIG’s future deal flow.