Starting Up in the Digital Age

Key information

Start date:
To be confirmed
Attendance dates:
To be confirmed
Surrey Business School
Stag Hill campus, University of Surrey, Guildford, Surrey GU2 7XH
Contact details:


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


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


DayMorning sessionAfternoon sessionEvening session
OneCreativity and innovationBusiness modellingN/A
TwoValue propositionSocial capitalBBQ by the lake
ThreeBootstrapping and financingCultural trip to WindsorN/A
FourPitchingVocal coaching with Guildford School of Acting (GSA)N/A
FiveGroup clinicsGroup presentations and awardsN/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:


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, applications are currently closed. Please register your interest for this course by emailing and we will let you know when the next course is running.

Terms and conditions

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Further details of our terms and conditions will follow.


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Course location and contact details

Campus location

Stag Hill

Stag Hill is the University's main campus and where the majority of our courses are taught. 


University of Surrey
Surrey GU2 7XH