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Use limited time code SUMMER15 at checkout for 15% off any Summer Experience

Use limited time code SUMMER15 at checkout for 15% off any Summer Experience

The Young Entrepreneur Summer Experience

InvestIN Education
InvestIN Education

The Young Entrepreneur Summer Experience

Overview

You can get 15% off if you book this month by using the code Summer15 at checkout.

The Young Entrepreneur Summer Experience gives students aged 15-18 a fully immersive experience of life as an entrepreneur in London.

Over the course of 15 days, students will have some of the most prestigious experiences of entrepreneurship that one can imagine: Designing a business strategy to create a multi-billion dollar company, visiting some of Europe’s fastest growing firms and pitching your ideas to senior venture capital investors in a Dragon's Den style venue. 

Join us for a life-changing experience that set you up for a future as a successful entrepreneur.

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Immersive Entrepreneurial Experiences:

  • Pitch your ideas to venture capital investors from leading private equity and asset management firms against a backdrop of London's skyline
  • Design a business strategy to create a multi-billion dollar company, with coaching and feedback from top entrepreneurs at every step
  • Visit some high-growth start-ups and get advice from their executives on how to succeed
  • Collaborate with software engineers and develop your own pioneering FinTech app
  • Attend a private networking event inside a London skyscraper

Meet Senior Entrepreneurs:

  • Be coached through the immersive experiences with entrepreneurs from exciting start-ups specialising in consumer goods, financial technology, human capital and more
  • Private networking sessions with these professionals, who can become vital connections for your future career

Career Coaching:

  • Receive training on how to land the most desirable jobs in entrepreneurship
  • Advice on subject choices, university selection, work experience, extra-curricular activities and more
  • World-class professional development training: dedicated coaching on all the soft skills you need to become a top entrepreneur: leadership, teamwork, communication, time management, public speaking, negotiation and more

Competitive Advantage In Your University Applications:

  • Attending the Experience demonstrates that you have gained skills which are highly-valued by top universities
  • Complete the online assessment after the programme and receive a personalised certificate to include in your university applications.

World-Class Universities And World-Class People:

  • Experience two of the best universities on the planet: University College London (UCL).
  • Meet talented and ambitious students from around the world who fly in for the Summer Experience, creating an invaluable lifetime network.

Design Your Own Summer Experience:

  • Select your preferred length of experience. You can choose to attend for:

      1. days 1-15 (the full experience); or

      2. days 1-10 only; or

      3. days 1-5 only

  • Accommodation, meals, guardianship and airport pick-up are available if required and can be added at checkout

Immersive Experiences Days 1-5

The Entrepreneurial Mindset

-Identify the stand-out qualities of the world’s leading entrepreneurial figures
-Develop the skills required to excel in today’s increasingly saturated business landscape
-Discover the industry secrets behind idea generation and development
-Learn how to adopt a leader’s mentality

Strategies for Success

-Choose your industry and find your market
-Work together to strategise and build your business model
-Analyse the competitor landscape and identify your USP
-Prepare for rapid growth: transform your idea into a market-disrupting scale-up
-Work with industry experts to understand the risk and reward of key strategic choices

Build Your Start-Up

-Plan your financial strategy: learn the fundamentals of cost, revenue and profit
-Onboard your first full-time employees and develop a business culture
-Learn valuable marketing techniques and put them into practice
-Harness the power of social media and build your brand’s online presence
-Respond to the threat of a new competitor and prepare an emergency strategy to limit damage to your brand
-Arrange your final consultations with marketing, finance and strategy experts to refine your unique business model

Enter the Den

-Attend a bespoke public speaking workshop
-Learn valuable techniques to manage stress during high-pressure professional situations
-Prepare your knockout pitch from one of London’s corporate office buildings
-Enter the board room and pitch your visionary brand
-Receive personalised feedback on your unique business model from experts in marketing, growth, strategy and finance

You can get 15% off if you book this month by using the code Summer15 at checkout.

The Summer Experience is for students aged 15-18 and you do not require any prior knowledge.

  • The starting date you can choose from:
  1. 28th July 2023
  • You can choose to start on any of these dates, and select to attend for either days 1-5, days 1-10 or days 1-15.
  • We provide accommodation at University of London halls of residence. You can add this at checkout if you wish to.
  • Listed on the table below is a breakdown of the pricing options and what is included.

Click "Register Now" to book your place. Alternatively, if you wish to pay by instalments please email us at info@investin.org with the following information and we shall send you an invoice for a 50% deposit: student's name; date and length of summer experience; whether you want accommodation or not.

London 5-Day London 10-Day London 15-Day
Length Days 1-5 Days 1-10 Days 1-15
Pitch your ideas to venture capital investors from leading private equity and asset management firms. Design a business plan to create a multi-billion dollar company
Collaborate with software engineers and develop your own pioneering FinTech. Undertake masterclasses in several marketing specialties
Private networking session with top entrepreneurs at One Canada Square
5 days dedicated to coaching on mastering every aspect of the legal and logistical processes required to start your own business and securing a place to study at a top-tier university
Summer Experience fee £1475 £2850 £3950
Optional fee for University of London accommodation (private single rooms) with all meals and guardianship included Available for an additional
£900
Available for an additional
£1650
Available for an additional
£2400
Optional fee for London airport pick-up and drop-off (each way) Available for an additional
£150
Available for an additional
£150
Available for an additional
£150

Choose a location below:

In Person

28th July 2023

The programme is based at UCL and the surrounding University of London campus. Certain days take place in other key industry locations in London.

Accommodation Location

Students who choose accommodation will reside in University of London halls of residence. We occupy 3 different halls close-by to each other (listed below). The vast majority of students will be placed in Garden Halls

Garden Halls, London, WC1H 9EN,

College Hall, London, WC1E 7HZ

International Hall, London, WC1N 1AS

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 As part of your booking, you will receive 12 months’ access to our state-of-the-art tech platform, AmbitionX. Here you will find all of your programme materials and complete post-programme assessments to gain coveted ‘experience points’ to demonstrate your levels of professional development. You will also be able to access any of InvestIN’s Live Online weekend and evening programmes through AmbitionX at no extra cost.

WHAT OUR STUDENTS SAY ABOUT US

Covid-19

In the unlikely event that the in-person programme is completely cancelled because of Covid-19 then students will receive a refund. We have never yet had to cancel a London summer experience, having successfully delivered programmes during the summers of 2020 and 2021, with strict social distancing and excellent feedback. We shall of course adhere to all Covid-related government guidelines in place at the time of the programme and keep student safety as the highest priority.

If you pay via credit because you postponed a previous booking then the credit note will be reissued to you in full.

 

Support

If you are trying to register and the registration box is not appearing it is likely because of firewall restrictions on your desktop device.

You may wish to try on your mobile device instead. Alternatively, please email info@investin.org with details of the programme you want to register for. We will reserve your place immediately and send you a link to pay by card online.