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Startup Summer School

Have you made any summer plans yet? How about you join us for two weeks of exciting talks, meeting some very cool people and a great opportunity for you to build your startup? Join the CitySpark finalists and City's best budding entrepreneurs for the Startup Summer School! Over the summer, learn more about marketing, sales, networking, finance and many, many other useful topics and build the connections you need to further develop your business!

What is it?

The Startup Summer School is a two week programme designed to help entrepreneurs aquire the knowledge and build the network needed to launch and grow their startup! During the two weeks, you can expect two sessions a day delivered by experts and experienced entrepreneurs ready to answer your questions and guide you to find the best solutions for your business.

The schedule for each day will involve a lot of pitching in the morning followed by two sessions of talks and exercises and we will be ending with mentoring sessions where you can work on the specific needs of your startup. You can expect sessions on Monday, Wednesday and Friday while Tuesday and Thursday will be kept free to allow you to work on the areas covered.

As part of the programme, you will be offered temporary residence in the City Launch Lab. Here, you will be able to work with other companies at different stages of development and ask them for feedback and advice.

Who is it for?

The Startup Summer School is ideal for founders who have had an idea and have started working on it but need help to launch or grow immediately post launch. Think of it as a pre accelerator programme! We have already offered places on the programme to the CitySpark finalists and to other Launch Lab residents so you will be joining a very exciting group of entrepreneurs at the early stages of their journey.

When and where?

Details to be confirmed.

How to join?

We want to make sure that the Summer School is the best programme for you so we would like to have a short chat with you before offering you a space. There is a a fee for taking part but considering the value you will be getting out of this, this is very low:

  • £150 for City students and recent alumni (up to two years since graduation)
  • £200 for students of other universities
  • £250 for everybody else