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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 by expert practitioners every Tuesday from 6.30pm until 7.30pm, with free drinks and snacks and networking afterwards, these lively and 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, researchers and 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?

BOOK NOW! The 2019 Startup Seminar series will take as follows:



Tuesday, October 8, 2019

What makes a brilliant business idea? with Kresse Wesling MBE from Elvis and Kress


Tuesday, October 15, 2019

Research your customer and market with Zehra Odunayo, from StreetBees


Tuesday, October 22, 2019

USP and Value Proposition, with David Ryan from Toast Ale


Tuesday, October 29, 2019

MVP / Prototype, with Rikke Rosenlund from BorrowMyDoggy


Tuesday, November 5, 2019

Creating a community and recruiting followers, with Alex Stephany from Beam


Tuesday, November 12, 2019

Raising funds for your business, panel to be confirmed


Tuesday, November 19, 2018

Branding and Marketing, with Lucy Werner, from The Wern


Tuesday, November 26, 2019

Pitching with Ismail Jeilani, from Scoodle


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