Plymouth Startup Week (26-30 April)
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The University’s enterprise initiative, The Bridge, have organised a week full of insightful talks and workshops for emerging entrepreneurs and startups.

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 negotiating skills and what it takes to nail a crowdfunder campaign, 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

THE PROGRAMME

Building a Brand with Astley Media

Tuesday 27 April | 10:00-11:00

Dan Pritchard from Astley Media and Tech South West will take participants through an engaging workshop all about how to build your brand and establish the foundations for a targeted marketing strategy that works.

To register, please contact plymcreative@plymouth.ac.uk

Why Launch a Podcast and Video Channel

Tuesday 27 April | 16:00-17:00

Presented by Jenna Hyde, part of The House of Hyde Group, this session will give participants an introduction to why they should be thinking about podcasting and video for their business. Including:

  • Formats, structures and timings
  • Platforms and apps
  • How podcasting and video can help your business or brand.

To register, please contact plymcreative@plymouth.ac.uk


Introduction to Crowdfunding, from the Crowdfunder HQ

Wednesday 28 April | 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 plymcreative@plymouth.ac.uk


Social Enterprise Explained

Wednesday 28 April | 13:30-15:00

Why does it matter how we do business? Did you know there was a way of running your business that actually helps people and planet at the same time? It's called social enterprise and it's easier than you think. 

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 for more information, case studies of local social enterprises, funding a social enterprise business etc. from an expert in Social Enterprise. 

Read more and register via the Eventbrite webpage

Thriving Beyond CoronaCoaster: Practical Tips for Self-Care – Ann McCluskey

Thursday 29 April | 11:30-12:30

This session will be practical and interactive, giving you time and space to learn simple techniques for settling your mind and releasing tension in your body, with ideas for finding a balance that works for you - moving you from 'just about surviving' to thriving in an ever-changing world.

Make 2021 your year to thrive!

To register, please contact plymcreative@plymouth.ac.uk


Negotiation Skills Taster (FULL)

Monday 26 April | 14:00-15:30 

This workshop is now fully booked and we have a waiting list. If you are interested, please email plymcreative@plymouth.ac.uk and we will add you to the list.

This is a fantastic opportunity organised by the University that will make a real impact on your ability to negotiate the best deals, help others and deliver real value. 

You'll practise negotiation but will also observe others negotiate, to explore why negotiators behave in the way they do and delve into your own behaviours as they appear to others. That's because in this session…

  • YOU do it!
  • YOU receive it!
  • YOU improve from it!

90 minutes will introduce the fundamentals of Negotiation Practice through simple scenarios generated using Negotiation Cards and allow for feedback and reflection. 

The workshop includes:

  • Introduction to Negotiation Cards
  • Practical practice negotiation scenarios
  • Practise Negotiation tactics
  • Observing negotiations
  • Attain personal feedback.

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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