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Startup Seminars

The Startup Seminar series is a free eight-week evening lecture programme, providing business and startup skills to all those wanting to find out more about the process of taking a business from idea to a successful venture.

Delivered online by expert practitioners every Tuesday from 6.30pm until 7.30pm, these engaging seminars provide hands-on tips and advice you can actually apply to your own business ideas or businesses.

Who is it for?

The course has been designed for students, recent graduates and alumni as well as City, University of London staff members who want to find out more about starting a business. Attendees are also welcome from other universities as well as Tech City startups and founders looking to improve their business knowledge and skills.

Why should you attend?

- Learn new skills from experienced business experts;
- Network with other like-minded people and local entrepreneurs;
- Get support for your entry to CitySpark, our entry-level business competition;
- Receive a certificate of attendance (by attending six or more seminars)!

When should you attend?

Delivered online, the 2020 Startup Seminar series will take place as follows:



Tuesday, 6th October 2020

How To Start Your Own Business with Pablo Ettinger, co-founder of Caffè Nero


Tuesday, 13th October 2020

Targeting Your Customers And Understanding What They Want with Gav Thompson, founder of giffgaff


Tuesday, 20th October 2020

Creating Your Business Purpose And Value Proposition


Tuesday, 27th October 2020

How To Develop Your First Prototype


Tuesday, 3rd November 2020

How To Create A Fanbase And Build Loyal Customers


Tuesday, 10th November 2020

How To Make Money And Raise Funds For Your Business


Tuesday, 17th November 2020

How Do You Build An Awesome Brand


Tuesday, 24th November 2020

How To Pitch Like A Pro


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