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, funding and hot-desking facilities 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.

Award winning desk space

With access to hot-desking space in The Clarence Centre, you'll be rubbing shoulders with a range of entrepreneurs. From recent graduates to entrepreneurs who run multi-million pound businesses.

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 February. You need to be available for AS MANY of the dates as possible.

Induction - Monday 5th October 12pm to 1pm
Workshop 1 - Monday 5th October 1pm to 5pm
Workshop 2 - Wednesday 7th October 1pm to 2pm
Meet the Mentors - Wednesday 7th October 2pm to 4pm
Workshop 3 - Friday 9th October 1pm to 4pm
Workshop 4 - Monday 12th October 12pm to 2pm
Meet the Entrepreneur - Tuesday 13th October 5pm to 7pm
Meet the Entrepreneur - Wednesday 14th October 1pm to 3pm
Workshop 5 - Wednesday 14th October 3pm to 5pm
Workshop 6 - Friday 16th 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.

So what are you waiting for?

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