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Acquire an entrepreneurial mindset

For aspiring entrepreneurs, acquiring entrepreneurial experience provides you with the skills and the mind set needed to test and launch your idea.

What does it mean to acquire experience?

To find out more about the Acquire stage, take a look at our Acquire Experience page. 

How can I acquire entrepreneurial experience effectively?

We have strongly recommended below the services which focus primarily on helping you acquire experience. The other services listed as ‘take a look’ and ‘might be useful’ may help you explore your options but are geared more towards other stages of the career journey.

✔✔✔ - Strongly recommend 

✔ - Take a look

✔ - Might be useful

Services for acquiring enterpreneurial experience

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A bootcamp designed to teach you how to develop a business or social enterprise in just three days. ✔

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QIncubator is a good testing ground for an enterprise project at idea stage. ✔✔✔

A programme specifically for PhDs students to provide them with entrepreneurial skills. ✔

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Apply for up to £500 of funding for if you have an idea for a social or commercial enterprise. ✔✔✔

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Win up to £3,000 to launch your business or social enterprise idea. ✔✔✔

Find out more about the start-up visa application process and how to succeed. ✔✔✔

Use entrepreneurial action to reach the UN’s 17 Sustainable Development Goals through projects you develop yourselves. ✔


Dragon's Den style competition with coaching on how to present your ideas to investors. ✔

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A series of workshops to get you ready to submit a quality start-up visa application. ✔

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Receive enterprise support from a professional mentor. ✔✔

An initiative between 17 UK universities to explore the entrepreneurial highlights of London by Routemaster buses. ✔✔

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Global Entrepreneurship is a collection of events, activities and competitions each November. ✔✔

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Discuss your ideas or plans with an Enterprise advisor during a one-to-one appointment. ✔✔

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