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Mini Entrepreneurship Fair 2022 | Bournemouth University

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Develop your entrepreneurship skills and networks this Global Entrepreneurship Week with CareersBU’s Mini Entrepreneurship Fair taking place in Poole House on Tuesday 15 November between 9:30am and 3:30pm.  

CareersBU will be joined by representatives from Dorset Growth Hub, Dorset Entrepreneurs Club, Ingenuity Programme and the BU Global Team who will help you to: 

  • Get advice on business start-ups 
  • Learn about self-employment and freelance employment 
  • Discover and join entrepreneur community groups 
  • Develop your entrepreneurial mindset 
  • Get involved in the Ingenuity Challenge. 

Global Entrepreneurship Week 2022 takes place between Monday 14 and Sunday 20 November and is a great chance to learn about opportunities that bring ideas to life, drive economic growth and help people. As well as the Mini Entrepreneurship Fair, there is a host of support available to you throughout your time at BU, which you can learn about on our website.

Find out about some of the organisations joining the fair and the initiatives they can discuss with you below. 


Dorset Growth Hub 

Dorset Growth Hub offers professional guidance to Dorset pre-starts, start-ups, micro-businesses and small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs). Representatives from the Dorset Growth Hub join us on campus throughout the year to offer advice to you about your business ideas, side hustles or simply to answer any questions you may have about entrepreneurship. Representatives can be found at the Student Centre on 15 and 29 November, as well as other times throughout the year. Find out more on the Dorset Growth Hub website: www.dorsetgrowthhub.co.uk 

Dorset Entrepreneurs Club 

The Dorset Entrepreneurs Club is a new community for aspiring and experienced entrepreneurs in Dorset that aims to bring together like-minded people to make Dorset a better place. By joining the Club you’ll be able to expand your networks and attend events based around developing business skills and learning from others. You can find out more about how to join the free supportive and progressive community on the Dorset Entrepreneurs Club website at: www.dorsetentrepreneursclub.co.uk 

Ingenuity Programme 

The Ingenuity Programme brings together students, graduates and members of the local community to develop new start-ups that can create meaningful and significant impact

The programme takes place between October 2022 and June 2023 and consists of three elements which involve: 

  • Training and skills development to help turn your idea into a business and prepare you to pitch for funding 
  • An Ingenuity Competition where you develop a pitch with experienced mentors and present the idea to a judging panel 
  • A National Ingenuity Showcase on Friday 16 June where the top ideas for each region are revealed. 

The programme is open to everyone, no matter your background or experience and you can find out more at www.ingenuityimpact.org. BU students, staff and alumni can register for the challenge now via the following online form.   

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