Bootcamp teaches the business leaders of the future.

Posted on 24th January 2013

Students at the University of Chester’s Warrington Campus will learn business tips from the experts when a series of Business Bootcamps take place to help turn their ideas of entrepreneurship into reality.

Led and delivered by business experts and entrepreneurs, the Business Boost Bootcamp is a free programme designed to help students thinking of developing their own business ideas. The sessions also offer the chance to network, build business awareness skills and have fun.

The event is available to all students at the Campus, not just those studying business-related programmes and is running as part of Media Professionals Week at the Warrington Campus - a week of events to help students increase their chances of getting into the creative and media industries after their course.

Students will gain a greater understanding of what they need to think about when setting up a business, also enhancing their enterprise and employability skills – important for their graduate job or venture Kirsty Badrock, Innovation and Enterprise Co-ordinator at the University’s Riverside Innovation Centre, said: “Enterprise is not just for those studying business. Every student and graduate has the potential to turn an idea into a successful venture. The journey for them starts here.”

The students will be able to ask successful entrepreneurs how they became successful; form a company to develop a product in a fun and challenging task; learn how to develop a successful pitch, with the help and support of NACUE (National Consortium of University Entrepreneurs); and find out about marketing a business.

The Bootcamp will be delivered intensively over the course of three evenings at the Media Centre, Warrington Campus during week beginning February 4.

This initiative is part of the NW Higher Education Enterprise Champions Project and is co-funded by the European Regional Development Fund.