During this free virtual insight day on November 19th you’ll create your own business idea for how to turn £500 into £5,000. You’ll build a marketing strategy and then pitch your idea to investors. The best pitch idea will win £500 to turn the idea into reality. You can take part in the event live or catch up by watching the recordings once you finish school/college.
You’ll take part in virtual workshops covering: how to identify a gap in the market, how to build a successful marketing strategy and how to pitch to investors.
November 19th schedule:
1pm [Live Workshop] Introduction to Enterprise and Entrepreneurship You’ll learn what skills you’ll need to be a successful business founder, how to identify a gap in the market.
[Activity – in your own time] Sidehustle Challenge You can work in groups or by yourself to come up with a money-making idea on how to turn £500 into £5,000.
4pm [Live Workshop] Meet the Entrepreneur You’ll hear from a young entrepreneur about their journey into business and how it has changed their life. They’ll talk you through the importance of developing a marketing plan
[Activity – in your own time] Marketing is key Build on your initial idea develop a brand, a social media marketing plan and a flyer for your product/service.
[Lesson – in your own time] Pitching tips Learn how to develop a winning pitch so that your idea can receive business investment.
[Activity – in your own time] Pitching challenge You have 72 hours to prepare and film a 60 second elevator pitch. Your pitch will be reviewed by the Peter Jones Foundation and the winning pitch will receive £500 to turn the idea into reality. The top 10 entries will also receive recommendations.