The Young Entrepreneur Programme

The Young Entrepreneur Programme

London • Ages 15-18

2nd May/ 11th-12th July / 28th-29th November 2020
University College, London OR Live & Online

The Young Entrepreneur Programme gives students aged 15-18 an immersive experience of life as a successful entrepreneur. You will be coached through a series of interactive simulations, seminars, case studies and Q&A sessions by a group of passionate leaders from the world of business. 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.

Day 1: Building a Billion Dollar Business is also offered as a live & online programme (via our state-of-the-art, interactive online platform) with exactly the same content and top professionals as the in-person programme.

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HIGHLIGHTS

An Immersive Experience of Entrepreneurship:

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

  • Designing a business strategy to rapidly grow a 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

An Audience With 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 Format & Options:

    The programme involves a mixture of interactive simulations, exercises and Q&A sessions. You can choose to attend this programme EITHER in-person (at UCL) OR online (via our state-of-the-art, interactive online platform). Both options are identical in content and are delivered LIVE by experienced professionals.

    The in-person programme takes place in a UCL lecture hall. The online programme involves the exact same content as the in-person one and offers the same opportunities to meet top professionals & boost your CV & UCAS form.

    The in-person and online options take place on different dates; you can decide which one to register for. Full dates and locations are listed further down this page.

    Programme Fee:

    In-Person Programme

    £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.

    Online Programme

    £95/student for the full programme. 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.

      TIMETABLE
      In-Person Saturday Timetable: 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
      12.00pm 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 entrepreneurs to capture the win
      4.45pm Panel Discussion - Panel made up of successful entrepreneurs
      - Experienced business-people answer your questions
      - Receive valuable advice
      - Inspirational stories
      5.30pm Close

      *exact programme subject to change without notice.

      In- Person Sunday Timetable: 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.

      Live & Online Programme Timetable
      11.00am 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
      11.30am Strategy - Turning vision into reality
      - Exploiting strengths and eliminating weaknesses
      - How to spot value
      - Designing your business model
      12.30pm Marketing - Differentiating your product and vision
      - Inside the mind of a consumer
      - Embracing the digital revolution
      - Design your marketing strategy
      1.30pm 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 entrepreneurs to capture the win
      4.00pm 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'
      4.30pm Panel Q&A - Panel made up of successful entrepreneurs
      - Experienced business-people answer your questions
      - Receive valuable advice
      - Inspirational stories
      5.00pm Close

      *exact programme subject to change without notice.

      Venue & Dates

      Live & In-Person: 

      11th-12th July/ 28th-29th November

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

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      Live & Online:

      2nd May

      You can attend this programme via our state-of-the-art, interactive online platform from anywhere in the world. All the content will be delivered in a live, interactive manner and you’ll have the opportunity to ask questions of our experienced professionals. All you need is an internet connection; we will send you full details of how to access the programme well in advance.

      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.

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