Starting Up in the Digital Age

Key information

Start date: To be confirmed

Attendance dates:

To be confirmed

Time commitment: 5 days

Venue:

Stag Hill campus, University of Surrey, Guildford, Surrey GU2 7XH

Contact details:

Overview

Join us at Surrey Business School for a stimulating one-week experience packed with learning activities, social events and study trips, including seminars and workshops led by industry experts.

You will have access to our state-of-the-art facilities as well as our en-suite accommodation and Surrey Sports Park.

You will experience the charming town of Guildford and visit the Queen’s favourite home Windsor Castle, the oldest and largest occupied castle in the world.

"It has really been an unforgettable experience and I have gained a lot from the course. I loved the lecturers and life at Surrey Business School and I’ve enhanced my professional knowledge."

Dongbei University of Finance and Economics student

Learning outcomes

Develop an understanding of starting up in the digital age and learn what it takes to turn an idea into a viable business opportunity.

Course content

Creativity and innovation

Apply creative tools and techniques to generate disruptive and innovative entrepreneurial ideas and turn them into a viable business opportunity

Business modelling and value proposition

Apply entrepreneurial tools such as the business model canvas and value proposition canvas to define and communicate an entrepreneurial idea

Bootstrapping and financing

Explore innovative ways of raising capital for a business idea

Pitching

Deliver an elevator pitch and learn how to make the case for a product or service to potential investors

Course leader

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Zeineb Cox

Teaching Fellow in Entrepreneurship & Management; Lead for Ethics, Responsibility and Sustainability (ERS PRME); Co-Director SBS Summer School

Course contributors

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Tim Wray

Teaching Fellow

Timetable

Day Morning session Afternoon session Evening session
One Creativity and innovation Business modelling N/A
Two Value proposition Social capital BBQ by the lake
Three Bootstrapping and financing Cultural trip to Windsor N/A
Four Pitching Vocal coaching with Guildford School of Acting (GSA) N/A
Five Group clinics Group presentations and awards N/A

Entry requirements

This course is open to current undergraduate students and recent graduates from all disciplines.

There are no formal entry requirements for this course.

Fees and funding

Price per person:

£800

What these fees include

These include:

  • Tuition fees
  • On-campus accommodation
  • Lunch
  • Bus transport
  • Access to Surrey Sports Park
  • Social events.

How to apply

Please note, we aren't currently accepting applications for this course.

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Disclaimer

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