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Business Explore Club

Corporate Sabotage Escape Room!

Monday 20 May 2024
11:30–18:30 (Bookable one hour sessions throughout the day)
Student Hub Room 3
Get ready to put your entrepreneurial instincts to the test in a high-stakes scenario.
You and your team of up to six others are top executives of a promising start-up, and suddenly, you discover a web of deception and sabotage by a competitor company.
How do you beat them to launch your product?
This experience, has been designed by Escapism Plymouth to ignite your creativity, critical thinking, and teamwork abilities.


  • Immerse yourself in a realistic corporate environment 
  • Face real-world business dilemmas
  • Collaborate with your peers on strategy
  • Sharpen your problem-solving skills under pressure

Why you should join

  • Enhance your decision-making abilities in a dynamic setting
  • Develop strong teamwork and communication skills
  • Think on your feet and adapt to changing scenarios
  • Immerse yourself in an exciting entrepreneurial narrative
Book as an individual to join in and work with others OR enter as a team of up to six with a minimum of two participants required to run the room. 
Please note: each person in your group needs to book onto the slot. 

Book your place

Business Explore Club

A week of activity designed for students and graduates who want to gain the skills and knowledge to explore a business idea to see if it is viable with growth potential.
Get in the business mindset with our fun and interactive one hour Pop-Up Corporate Sabotage Escape Room. You will then be ready for the two-day Boot Camp Programme where you will learn the basics of how to explore the viability of a new product or service idea ready to pitch for £1,000 in start-up funding at the end of the week.
This programme is open to those with a business idea and those who just want to get the know-how on how to start a business to further develop their creative skills and business acumen to maximise future career potential.
Be inspired by your peers as you develop your skills and learn everything you need to know to test if a business is viable. With two full days of workshops, you’ll learn how to model an idea in a simple way, learn market research, finding the target customers and pitching skills. Giving you a roadmap to take your idea from just a spark to a completed concept.
At the end of the programme participants who have a business idea will have the opportunity to pitch their business for a cash prize of £1,000* (from Santander Universities UK) towards start-up costs.
*Overseas students can join the Business Explore Club and pitch their business idea to gain knowledge, experience, receive feedback but cannot launch their business while studying on a Tier 4 Visa or access the £1,000 prize.
  1. Start with an Escape Room to get you working as a team & thinking critically.
  2. Interactive sessions on Business Modelling / Building an MVP/ Market Research / Finding Customers / Pitching 
  3. Support to develop your pitch
  4. Peer vote on final pitches for £1,000 

Workshop themes

Monday 20 May, 11:30–18:30
(Bookable 1 hour sessions 11:30, 13:30, 15:30, 17:30)
Student Hub Room 3
Pop-Up Corporate Sabotage Escape Room developed by Escapism Plymouth.
Tuesday 21 May and Wednesday 22 May, 09:30–16.30
Babbage Room 408
Ideas/Business Modelling/Market Research/Finding Your Customers/Finalising your business model/lean how to pitch effectively
Thursday 23 May
Babbage Room 408 (available)
Work on your pitches independently with an opportunity to meet with Claire Wallace to discuss your pitch
Friday 24 May, 10:00–12.00
Babbage Room 408
Pitching competition 


You must be a current student or graduate from the University of Plymouth. 
You must be able to attend all sessions.
To book your place please email your participation form to 
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