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The dos and don'ts of starting your own business with Loughborough University

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event Tuesday 09th November | 10:00am
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Event Overview

This event is ideal for young, ambitious professionals interested in starting a business themselves or who have ever considered being their own boss.

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Our host

Pete Hitchings

Icubator Manager at Loughborough University

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Pete Hitchings

Icubator Manager at Loughborough University

Pete leads Loughborough University’s business Incubator, LU Inc.
He has over 10 years’ experience within or supporting early-stage businesses. He has deigned programmes for space enabled technologies as part of the UK Space Agency’s Space Incubator Network, coordinated knowledge exchange projects connecting Universities and small businesses, and helps local government, universities, workspaces and community groups across Leicestershire to join forces to support early-stage entrepreneurs.

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Key takeaways

This talk will be ran by Loughborough University Incubator manager Pete Hitchings & Cocoa Amore managing director Peter Gardener, alongside Generation Next partner Loughborough College.

Key takeaways from this session will include:

An opportunity to learn about the college’s recently launched Business Startup Accelerator Programme, which could provide you with:

  • Coaching – guidance on how to rapidly test new ideas and set up and grow new business ventures
  • Training – expert-led workshops and virtual resources designed to help you develop all elements of your business, from business modelling to finance to marketing
  • Connections – signposting and support to access networks across the region to progress your business idea
  • Workspace – access to flexible shared office space in Loughborough town centre
  • Funding – the potential to access funding toward follow on workspace (post-programme)

Learn more here.

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Book your place

For any queries, please contact gennext@emc-dnl.co.uk. If you are not a Generation Next member but would like to attend this event, please get in touch to claim your free trial.