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Show your entrepreneurial mindset

Show your entrepreneurial skills and experience effectively when pitching or launching an enterprise idea to gain the opportunities you want.

What does it mean to show you skills and experience?

To find out more about the Show stage, take a look at our Show Your Skills and Experience page. 

How can I show my entrepreneurial skills and experience effectively?

We have strongly recommended below the services and opportunities which focus primarily on helping you show your skills and 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 to help you show entrepreneurial skills and experience

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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. ✔✔✔

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Apply for up to £10,000 to develop a prototype and test out your idea. ✔✔✔

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If you already have a business or social enterprise you can apply for a grant of up to £3,000 to grow it. ✔✔✔

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


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

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

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A competition that has asked London’s students to come up with viable, sustainable business ideas. 

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

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An Enterprise initiative 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. ✔✔

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