IdeaHack: Build the future
Do you have an idea for a business or social impact project, but don't know where to start? IdeaHack is a transformative 2-week programme, designed to help you take your idea and rapidly test whether it can be a business.
We give you access to tools, start-up experts and funding to prove to yourselves that your idea can be a viable business.
Applications are open NOW, with the programme starting in October, 2020.
So what can you expect?
IdeaHack is a great way for any LSBU student or recent graduate (up to 5 years post graduation) to test their idea for a business. With access to a £50 grant, hot-desking facilities and business experts, IdeaHack is the best place to take your business idea to the next stage.
Thought provoking workshops
Delivered by start-up experts, you'll have access to leading training, helping you quickly develop prototypes to demonstrate and prove your ideas.
Accessible wherever you are
With all workshops and mentoring taking place online via Zoom, you can participate from the comfort of your own home. And with all sessions recorded, you can re-watch the sessions as often as you like.
Mentoring from business experts
Be inspired by entrepreneurs who run their own successful businesses and are ready to share their time, advice and experience with you; to help you and your business grow.
Build your network
Surround yourself with other enthusiastic student and graduate entrepreneurs, and learn from their journeys, so that you can take your business idea to the next level.
And when does this take place?
Workshops take place in October via Zoom. You need to be available for AS MANY of the dates as possible.
Induction - Monday 5th October 12pm to 1pm
Workshop 1 - Tuesday 6th October 10am to 12.30pm
Workshop 2 - Wednesday 7th October 1pm to 2pm
Meet the Mentors - Thursday 8th October 2pm to 4pm
Entrepreneur Stories - Thursday 8th October 5pm - 6.30pm
Workshop 3 - Friday 9th October TBC
Workshop 4 - Monday 12th October 2pm to 4pm
Meet the Entrepreneur - Tuesday 13th October 5pm to 7pm
Workshop 5 - Wednesday 14th October 2pm to 3.30pm
Workshop 6 - Thursday 15th October 1pm to 3pm
Pitch Party! - Friday 16th October 3pm to 5pm
But that's not all...
IdeaHack is just part of a larger programme called IdeaHub. Think of it as just the warm up. As part of IdeaHub, you'll have access to further capital to amplify your business, legal/ IP support to make sure your idea is protected and a weekly programme providing you with further sales, marketing and development support to really help you grow your business.