The Student Enterprise Conference

Main Lecture Theater Learning Lab 1 Learning Lab 2 Learning Lab 3 Learning Lab 4 Learning Lab 5
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Welcome

Opening Keynote: Creating useful people
Jodie Cook
In this opening keynote Jodie Cook talks about her journey figuring out old and completely new industries, who stands out vs who is left behind and why, right now, is the best time to be an entrepreneur.
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From Idea to Business...Business Canvas Model
Kallum Russel
If you want to know how to turn your idea into a business, then this workshop is for you! Business ideas are worthless unless they are executed well. Fortunately, there is a fantastic tool called the Business Model Canvas, which enables start-ups to map out their “business model” - how a business creates value for it’s customers and generate revenue in doing so.
Go Viral, for Good
Hatch4Good
This session will equip you with all that you need to know about doing a viral challenge. Students will be encouraged to work in teams and create viral challenge based on Zero waste. Each team will pitch their challenge and showcase their video at the end of the conference; the winning team will walk away with a prize
Coding workshop for complete beginners
Girl in Tech
A bitesized hands on exercise to introduce you to the wonders of coding. This session will be aimed at beginners, so don't forget to bring along a laptop and your best thinking caps!
20 years old, 40 years old or 60 … When is the right time to start?
Various
When is the best time to start your business? Is it now or later? Hear from 3 entrepreneurs who have started their journies at different times. We'll be debating, really when is best?!
Intrapreneurship vs Entrepreneurship
Various
Intrapreneurship' appears to be the new BUZZ word - how does it compare to entrepreneurship? Is it the same or different? We've invited some leading professionals to discuss this new term and how it is embedded into our education system.
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60 minutes Start-up Toolkit
Ian Lucey
Where to start, how to get money if you only have an idea, how to run your startup alone, how to manage your taxes, the psychology behind money and how to think like an investor. Just a few of the topics that all founders to be, early stage startups and entrepreneurs need to know when managing their finances and talking to investors.
How To Turn Your Next Mistake into Your Biggest Success Yet (in 7 simple steps)
Matthew Turner
Learn​ ​about​ ​the​ ​seven​ ​stages​ ​that​ ​people​ ​go​ ​through​ ​after​ ​they​ ​make​ ​a​ ​mistake​ ​or​ ​fail​ in business and see​ ​how​ ​experienced,​ ​successful​ ​people​ ​navigate​ ​these​ ​stages​ ​compared​ ​to​ ​those​ ​with​ ​less​ ​experience. Find out ​about​ ​the​ ​role​ ​mistakes​ ​play​ ​and​ ​how​ ​these​ ​affect​ ​future​ ​employment, discovering​ ​the​ ​secret​ ​link and ​the​ ​role​ ​an​ ​​enterprising​ ​mindset​​ ​plays​ ​in​ ​today’s​ ​workplace.
Nail down your Business Pitch: A Practical Workshop
David Trayford
Learn through tried and tested processes of working to distil your company and your business pitch down into just a few minutes. This interactive session will help build your confidence in pitching and challenge your ideas!
Protect your brilliant idea from copy cat
Ideas Patch
Learn all you need to know about 'Copyright and IP' - What is Intellectual Property and how does it apply to student entrepreneurs? Do you have on-going IP queries? Let us help. We'll provide you with the Startup tools for ideas/ people/ funding, bringing copyright and IP all together for students.
Society Unsung Heros
NACUE
Here at NACUE, we always look out for ‘Unsung Heroes’ within our network, who work tirelessly to support others, open up to exchange knowledge, to give back to their communities and who champion enterprise and entrepreneurship.
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Lunch
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Using Social Media To Target A Specific Audience
Amy
You know who you want and need to target to enhance and grow your business but how do you go about doing it with achievable results? This session will give you a basic but clear understanding of the core social media platforms that are crucial to business, how a social media strategy is key to your online success, enabling you to easily implement the strategies and recommendations by the end of the session.
The importance of getting a co-founder and surrounding yourself with mentors and advisors
Ben Corrigan
Hear about the significance of finding a co-founder (or two) and the benefits of surrounding yourself with strong mentors, advisors and using their free guidance in order to successfully start and grow your company.
How to create & keep momentum as an entrepreneur
Lynn Hord
Entrepreneurship is challenging but a rewarding career path but how do you enjoy the benefits, without getting overwhelmed by the responsibility? In this session you’ll discover what you need to master in order to maintain consistent momentum, how to streamline your daily tasks, craft your business around what you do best, whilst creating a sustainable work/ life balance.
How to Start a food business and faill
David Atkinson
With only forty percent of new businesses surviving more than five years, hear David’s story: HOW TO START A FOOD BUSINESSS… AND FAIL! It will cast light onto the real world within which fledgling entrepreneurial businesses are launched, looking at questions such as “How much are you prepared to pay?” and “How do you talk to your customers?”
5 Principle to compete in the digital world
Shadi Razak
We now live in a world where anyone with a bank account can be an investor. The days when thousands of dollars are required to obtain the best possible managed financial services advice are long gone. Thanks to the rise in low-cost, easy-access, self-service digital solutions, the entry point for many industry and markets are now next to nothing. Digitisation is rewriting the rules of competition, with incumbent companies most at risk of being left behind. During this session, Shadi A. Razak, a serial entrepreneur and co-founder of CyNation, one of the top ten cyber security start-ups in the UK, will share 5 critical principles entrepreneur most know and address to successfully compete and survive in today's digital world.
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Launch of UK Sirius Programme 2018
Welcome to the New Cohort
Sirius is backed by the UK government and five major organisations and start up support groups. It is a twelve-month accelerator programme for new businesses that, uniquely, targets high potential graduate entrepreneurs from outside of the UK and helps them start up here with cash, training, office space and a dedicated allocation of visas from the UK Home Office. The first companies from the new cohort will be announced at SEC and delegates will be able to hear from these ambitious companies about what they hope to achieve, how they started and how you might be able to work with them to promote entrepreneurship on your campus. This session will be a valuable resource for anyone involved in running their society or who may be from outside of the (or working with co-founders from outside of the UK!) and wants help to start their business here.

Closing Keynote: Rock your LinkedIn profile - How should professionals show up online?
Manuel Heichlinger
In this session you will learn more about how to create a great LinkedIn profile and make yourself stand out from the crowd. You will also have an opportunity to hear from an experience talent acquisition professional about tips and potential pitfalls when entering the professional world online and on social media and how to best navigate them successfully.
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Main Lecture Theater Learning Lab 1 Learning Lab 2 Learning Lab 3 Learning Lab 4 Learning Lab 5
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Lets talk MONEY - Funding for start-up Panel
Various
Find out all you need to know about the financial options that are available to kick-start your business. This panel discussion will include entrepreneurs who have been through investment and secured loans, alongside experts in crowd-funding, angel investment and loans.
Networking Your Way to Success
Hayden Taylor
Hear from the Unloc Team on how you can network your way to success.
Start-up Guide of a Nomad Entrepreneur
Startme up
Hear how one intrepid entrepreneur went to Bali to take part on a startup internship and how she ended up launching her own business there, The Odd Earring Company. Could this be your dream too? The growth in ‘destination’ coworking spaces has created more opportunities for students to build their entrepreneurial skill set whilst travelling to some of the world's most exotic destinations.
Blank Tech - What does it all mean!
Various
HealthTech, FinTech, EdTech - there's a lot of 'Tech' around in the 21st century. What is the difference and hear why 'Tech' is crucial to the eco system.
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Incubator vs Accelerator vs Mentoring: What’s the difference?
Various
We will be removing the jargon and delving into what the difference between incubators and accelerators. You'll be able to hear from experts leading programmes all over the UK - what will your next logical step be?
Mental Work-out in Start-up
Sanctus
Find out firsthand how starting his first tech company at Uni, raising $1M but dropping out in his 2nd year affected George Santus' mental health and what he wish he'd known back then.
How to discover the right features for your project as a Minimum Viable Product
ioasys
Does yours have what it takes? Time is money, so before a product has a final version, you should go through some steps to discover if your idea is what should be considered essential for a Minimum Viable Product.
What is GovTech and Why You Should Care?
Tim Barnes
GovTech is the name given to companies supplying technology solutions to government and the public sector. This is one of the most exciting new spaces for start ups as a newly emerging sector that you should consider targeting if you are in the early stages of your entrepreneurial journey. In the session, we will look at why this is such an exciting potential market, the latest trends and how you can get involved. Get in at the beginning and be part of the newest wave of tech start ups in an area predicted to be ten-times larger than FinTech over the next ten years.
Co-Creators Fishbowl
NACUE
NACUE bring together student societies, young entrepreneurs, leading thinkers and educators. We are looking for people who are interested in co-creating a learning culture based on productivity, collaboration and growth. We're kicking off by hearing from 6 invididuals, leading the movement of student-led iniaititves in their institutions.
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Lunch
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Why the new wave of entrepreneurs love public speaking, and how to never fear it again
Amjad
Public speaking simplified to its ultimate essence for entrepreneurs so you can walk away feeling confident knowing how to present to grow successfully.
5 Things Investors Look for in Tech Start-Ups
Howard Simms
Investors’ is a broad term. It could mean money, time, people, technology or something as simple as ‘industry knowledge’. We invest all of these things into tech start-ups to help them scale before exit. This session focuses on the 5 things you need to ensure your start-up gets right, before attracting investors to help your business grow.
Alumni Talks - Where are they now?
Various
PANEL
Creative Doers - what has Record label, Online TV, Hairdressing and Beauty box all got in common?
Various
Hear it from 4 creative entrepreneurs who are using their creativity to make a change whilst also making a source of income.
How pitching competitions can boost your startup, it’s not all about the cash!
Various
Cash is great BUT sometimes the support and networks can outweight the initial grant. Hear from finalists who have been through NACUE's annual Varsity Pitch Competition as to their experience. Could you be the Varsity Pitch winner of 2018?
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Business Surgery
Tim Barnes
Still looking for a co-founder? Looking to expand your skills? We'll be inviting the audience to share their business concepts though a 60 second pitch - inviting industry experts, the audience, entrepeneurs to give you some top tips as to your next steps.
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Closing Keynote - The Future of Business - are you ready?
Melody Hossaini
We are on the brink of an industrial revolution, with the world changing at an unprecedented pace. Want to be happy, successful and make impact? Melody Hossaini, leading social entrepreneur and personal-development expert will take you through what you need - let's go!
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