The Young Entrepreneur Programme

The Young Entrepreneur Programme

London • Ages 15-18

21st-22nd March 2020
University College, London

The Young Entrepreneur Programme is 360-degree immersion into life as a successful entrepreneur, designed for students aged 15-18. You will be coached through a series of interactive simulations, seminars, case studies and Q&A sessions by a group of successful entrepreneurs. You will gain both the hard business skills you need to succeed: how to build, market and finance a global brand, AND the soft skills that make the difference: negotiation, leadership and motivation. The programme takes place over two days – Saturday dedicated to building a billion-dollar business and Sunday to gaining the skills of a top CEO. You can choose to attend either one or both days.

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A 360-Degree Experience of Entrepreneurship:

  • Successful business leaders will coach you through live, interactive simulations, including:

  • Designing a business strategy to rapidly grow a tech company

  • Creating a marketing strategy to win the hearts of consumers

  • Financing a business from the ground up
  • Using a cutting edge simulation to win market share from competitors
  • Negotiating with others under pressure
  • Public speaking, management and leadership training with top management coaches

Career coaching for Future CEOs:

  • Coaching by experts on how to found, build and scale a high-growth business from scratch

  • Step-by-step guidance on what you can do to become a successful CEO, starting now

Meet Top Entrepreneurs:

  • Q&A time with a panel of successful entrepreneurs from key areas such as manufacturing, technology and retail

  • Unlimited lifetime access to our depth of expertise. Students can contact us for further advice at any time and the most-relevant InvestIN executive will respond to your questions

Boost Your UCAS Form and CV:

  • Attendance demonstrates you’ve gained key skills such as teamwork, problem-solving, negotiating and commercial awareness

  • Complete the online assessment after the programme and receive a personalised certificate to include in your applications


            Programme Fee

            £250/student for both days, £135/student for one day. Places are limited. If 2 or more places are booked students receive a 10% discount. Enter code GROUP10 at checkout to benefit from this.

            For a full list of terms and conditions, please click here.

              Saturday: Building a Billion-Dollar Business
              10.30am The World of an Entrepreneur - The qualities of today’s most famous entrepreneurs
              - The winning mentality
              - Pitch to become CEO for the day
              - Recruit your dream-team
              11.00am Strategy - Turning vision into reality
              - Exploiting strengths and eliminating weaknesses
              - How to spot value
              - Designing your business model
              12.00am Marketing - Differentiating your product and vision
              - Inside the mind of a consumer
              - Embracing the digital revolution
              - Design your marketing strategy
              1.00pm Lunch
              2.00pm Growth - Scale your company quickly
              - Debt vs equity
              - Design your financing strategy
              2.30pm The Entrepreneur Challenge - Immerse yourself in an intense, competitive, cutting-edge business simulation
              - Make decisions on inventory, staff, marketing, pricing and other key factors
              - Try and grow the business over 4 quarters
              - See the outcomes of your decision instantly, on customer and employee satisfaction as well as revenue and profit
              - Compete against other talented teams to capture the win
              4.45pm Panel Discussion - Panel made up of successful entrepreneurs
              - Experienced business-people answer your questions
              - Receive personal advice
              - Inspirational stories
              5.30pm Close

              *exact programme subject to change without notice.

              Sunday: CEO Skills
              10.30am The World of a CEO - Where Art meets Science: the qualities of the superstar entrepreneur
              - The multi-talented leader: management, persuasion, public speaking, networking and negotiating
              11.00am The Negotiator - Negotiating with different parties
              - ‘Hard’ and ‘soft’ negotiation styles
              - ‘Anchoring’ your vision in the minds of others
              - Interactive negotiation exercises
              12.30pm Lunch
              2.00pm The Leader - Interactive activities to give you experience of key leadership qualities:
              - Managing and recruiting people
              - Designing and implementing world-class processes
              - Creating a culture of success
              3.30pm The Public Speaker - Coaching from a public speaking expert who trains successful CEOs
              - Become a powerful public speaker
              - Persuading others to support your vision
              - Connecting with an audience
              - Overcoming anxiety
              4.30pm Career Coaching: How to Become an Iconic Entrepreneur - How to start a company step by step
              - Capturing market share
              - Recruiting top employees and partners
              - Routes into entrepreneurship
              - Planning for ‘start-up life'
              5.30pm Close

              *exact programme subject to change without notice.


              Programme Location

              University College, London (UCL)
              The Cruciform Building
              Gower Street
              WC1E 6BT
              United Kingdom

              Click here to see a map

              WHO CAN ATTEND?

              This programme is for students aged 15-18 who have the passion and ambition to both learn about this career, and start boosting their UCAS/college applications & CVs. If you are a student who is slightly older or younger than our guidelines, then please do get in touch with us to discuss your specific situation.

              There is no application process, and you can secure your place simply by clicking “Register Now”. We operate on a first-come first-served basis and programme places are limited; we are usually full a couple of months in advance of the programme date. No prior knowledge or experience is required to join this programme as we build your knowledge from the basics up to more advanced concepts.


              We exist to give students a life-changing experience. We are proud to report that we have an overall rating of 4.8 out of 5 on Google Reviews. Our Google reviews can be read in full here, and some highlights are below.


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