Student Enterprise Forum

Start-up Forum

When: Wednesday 13 February 2013 – 6:30-8:00pm

Where: Fusion Loughborough Students Union

Want to learn more about starting your own business? Get the inside information from the people who know.

Our showcase of student and recent graduate start-ups will give you plenty of ideas and top tips on how to get started and the pitfalls to avoid on your way to success.

Register on Eventbrite by going to the Student and Graduate Enterprise Website

Loughborough University Think Big! Business Ideas Competition 2013

Rate My Placement has helped thousands of UK students boost their employability, Onesixeight: fitness is making people healthier and happier. What will you do?  Since its launch in 2002, our Business Plan Competition has received over 550 applications and has presented more than 60 cash prizes to student and graduate businesses. It’s a great way to kick-start your business, receive additional business advice and support, gain experience of pitching to potential investors and gain publicity and recognition.

Now it’s your turn. Applications for entry to Think Big! 2013 are now open.

Go to click on the  Competitions Tab to find the entry form and the terms and conditions of the competition

Student Enterprise Conference 2013

Interested in starting or growing a business? Join over 300 students and grads for the 4th annual Student Enterprise Conference at Nottingham Trent University on Feb 9-10. Earlybird tickets are £25 for the weekend – available at

Great speakers, fantastic networking opportunities, and some real insights into the world of starting up and building a business.

Get involved!

Keen to encourage enterprise at Loughborough University but struggling for fresh ideas?

Supported by Red Bull, Rise To: The Enterprise Challenge gives young people the chance to gain valuable skills and experience for the workplace whilst engaging in positive activities within their community.

The winning teams receive cash prizes. All successful participants are also invited into the exclusive Rise To Club which aims to develop their employability and match them with exciting entrepreneurial employers.

The Challenge runs for 6 weeks from the end of January. During that time, teams run a campaign to promote someone or something that they believe deserves thanks. They aim to get as many thanks messages as possible left on their campaign page.

Deadline for applications: 31st December 2012

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