Plymouth Startup Week (16-20 November)
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To follow on from the popular Plymouth Startup Weekend event (13-15 November) the University’s enterprise initiative, The Bridge, have organised a week full of insightful talks and workshops for emerging entrepreneurs and startups as part of Global Entrepreneurship Week (GEW).

In partnership with key stakeholders and partners, all of whom have ‘been there and got the t-shirt’, these workshops will cover a range of topics; from what is takes to nail a crowdfunder video to getting participants mind and body ready for this ever-changing world. 

All sessions will be delivered online. Please scroll down to see what's happening during the week. 

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Today's events


Introduction to Crowdfunding, from the Crowdfunder HQ

Monday 16 November | 12:00-13:00

The team at Crowdfunder will be holding a one hour workshop for anyone who wants to find out more about this method of fundraising, the potential uses for all sorts of projects and the extra funding available across the UK.

  • What is crowdfunding?
  • Benefits of crowdfunding
  • What makes a good crowdfunding project?
  • Three steps to success
  • Accessing advice and support
  • Extra funding available across the UK

To register, please contact

Smashing Video Strategy with Bull & Wolf

Tuesday 17 November | 14:00-15:00

Bull & Wolf make videos, which is kind of self-explanatory. But they don’t just make any old videos, they make videos that POP – and we know this because we work with them. 

In this session, Bull and Wolf Film Co will give participants an introduction to video strategy for startups and tell everyone all about how to nail a crowdfunder video. 

To register, please contact

Social Enterprise Explained

Wednesday 18 November | 10:30-12:00

Led by the team at Plymouth Social Enterprise Network, this session provides an overview and examples of a social enterprise. You may be wondering what social enterprise really is, simply put – social enterprise is business with a social conscience... but there is more to find out!

Join us to learn about local case studies, funding a social enterprise business and more, from an expert in social enterprise.

Read more and register via the Eventbrite webpage

Our Plymouth: The Story

Wednesday 18 November | 13:30 - 14:30

Join the Our Plymouth team to hear about the journey of Our Plymouth, as they share their experiences of building an organisation focused on social good and the challenges of scaling and growth.

The team will talk about their lived experience, their challenges and successes, before opening up to a Q&A. 

To register, please contact

Fit for the Future: are you mind–body ready? – Ann McCluskey

Thursday 19 November | 15:00 - 16:00

In this session, coach and consultant Ann McCluskey will empower participants to develop their inner awareness, take inspired action and bring new purpose to their work/lives. Concluding the session with some de-stress practice, increasingly important in this ever-changing world. 

To register, please contact

Some of these events are being delivered as part of the iMayflower Project. 

iMayflower is supported by the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport through the Cultural Development Fund which is administered by Arts Council England.

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