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The Young Entrepreneur Summer Experience

Ages 15-18 London OR Live Online

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Overview

The Young Entrepreneur Summer Experience gives students aged 15-18 a 360-degree, fully immersive experience of life as an entrepreneur in London.

Over the course of 15 days, students aged 15-18 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 London Skyscraper. 

Also available on the Experience are immersive visits to the University of Oxford, an opportunity to collaborate with software engineers to develop your own FinTech in East London Tech City and a private networking event inside One Canada Square.

Join us for a life-changing experience that will serve as an outstanding differentiator on your university application form and set you up for a future as a successful entrepreneur.

Highlights


Immersive Entrepreneurial Experiences:

  • Pitch your ideas to venture capital investors from leading private equity and asset management firms at a London skyscraper
  • Design a business strategy to create a multi-billion dollar company, with coaching and feedback from top entrepreneurs at every step
  • Visit some of Europe’s fastest 500 growing firms and gain advice from their founders and executives on how to succeed
  • Collaborate with software engineers and develop your own pioneering FinTech in East London Tech City
  • Attend a private networking event inside One Canada Square

Successful Entrepreneurs from a Variety of Industries:

  • 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

Personalised Career Coaching:

  • Bespoke career coaching: receive training on how to reach the top of entrepreneurship and a dynamic, personalised development plan to reach the height of your career ambitions
  • Securing a place at a top-tier university: work alongside admissions officers from the UK’s leading educational institutions to map out your university and degree choices, extra-curricular activities, and work experience; and receive expert coaching on the art of personal statement writing 
  • Excelling at university: take part in a private tour of the University of Oxford; attend a thought-provoking lecture; discuss your insights with likeminded individuals; and network with leading academics
  • Master the recruitment process: crack the code to the perfect CV with industry recruitment experts and hear from senior hiring managers on what they are looking for in candidate applications, interviews and assessment centres

    Competitive Advantage In Your University Applications:

    • Attending the Experience demonstrates that you’ve gained key skills such as teamwork, public speaking and problem solving, which are highly-valued by top universities
    • Complete the online assessment after the programme and receive a personalised certificate to include in your UCAS/College applications.

    World-Class Universities And World-Class People:

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

    Design Your Own Internship:

    • Choose to attend the 15-Day, 10-Day or 5-Day Summer Experience. You can also opt to attend this Summer Experience "Live Online" choosing between the 10-Day or 5-Day Summer Experience.
    • Accommodation, meals, guardianship and airport pick-up are available if required and can be added at checkout. London accommodation is provided at University of London’s halls of residence. Evening social activities will also be provided for students booking with accommodation. 

    Fees, Eligibility and Options

    This programme is for students aged 15-18. No prior knowledge or experience is required; our professionals will give you all the training you need. 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 so encourage you to register as soon as possible.

    The experience will begin on 22nd July 2022. You can choose either the 15-Day Experience, 10-Day Experience or 5-Day Experience.

    The Live Online Summer Experience will begin on 12th August 2022. You can choose either 10-Day or 5-Day Summer Experience.

    Listed on the table below is a breakdown of the pricing options and what is included. Places are highly limited. The only way to guarantee your place is to click 'Register Now' and enter your details.

    In select circumstances, we can offer payment by instalments, which requires a 50% deposit. To speak to a Student Experience Manager about your personal circumstances please click here OR email us at info@investin.org OR call us on +44 (0) 203 488 5089.

    *Locations only apply to the In-Person Summer Experience. For the Live Online Summer Experience, all sessions where locations are specified will take place virtually.

    Internship Name In-Person 5-Day Summer Experience In-Person 10-Day Summer Experience In-Person 15-Day Summer Experience 'Live Online' 5-Day Summer Experience 'Live Online' 10-Day Summer Experience
    Length Days 1-5 Days 1-10 Days 1-15 Days 1-5 Days 1-10
    Pitch your ideas to venture capital investors from leading private equity and asset management firms at a London skyscraper
    Design a business plan to create a multi-billion dollar company, with coaching and feedback from top entrepreneurs at every step
    Meet with founders and executives at some of Europe’s 500 fastest growing companies and act as a consultant to help them scale
    Collaborate with software engineers and develop your own pioneering FinTech in East London Tech City
    Undertake masterclasses in several marketing specialties to help scale your start-up
    Private networking session with top management consultants at One Canada Square
    Coaching on mastering every aspect of the legal and logistical processes required to start your own business
    Personalised career coaching: receive a dynamic, bespoke development plan to help you reach the height of your career ambitions
    Training on securing a place to study at a top-tier university
    Summer Experience (without accommodation or meals)
    £1350

    £2600

    £3750

    £595

    £995
    Additional price for University of London accommodation (private single en-suite rooms) with all meals and guardianship included
    £600

    £1350

    £2100

    n/a

    n/a
    Additional Price for London airport pick-up and drop-off (each way)
    £100

    £100

    £100

    n/a

    n/a

    DAY 1 – ENTER THE EXPERIENCE

    DAY 2 - THE WORLD OF AN ENTREPRENEUR

    DAY 3 - BUILD YOUR START-UP (PART I)

    DAY 4 - BUILD YOUR START-UP (PART II)

    DAY 5 - PITCH TO INVESTORS

    DAY 6 - DATA DRIVEN DECISIONS

    DAY 7 - VISIT SUCCESSFUL START-UPS IN LONDON

    DAY 8 - MASTER OF THE ART OF MARKETING

    DAY 9 - ENTREPRENEURSHIP IN LONDON

    DAY 10 - THE FINTECH FORUM

    DAY 11 - CAREERMAX WEEK

    DAY 12 - ENTER THE UNIVERSITY OF OXFORD

    DAY 13 - AFTER UNIVERSITY: FOUNDING YOUR FIRST START-UP

    DAY 14 - SCALING YOUR BUSINESS

    DAY 15 - PERSONAL DEVELOPMENT PLAN: YOUR NEXT STEPS

    DAY 1 – ENTER THE EXPERIENCE

    2:00pmStart

    Start your journey to becoming a high-flying entrepreneur. Over the next 5 days you will be fully immersed in practical workshops and discover the fundamental steps to becoming a successful entrepreneur:
    i) you will work in teams to develop your very own start-up
    ii) cover all major aspects of building a successful business including strategy, marketing and finance & technology
    iii) enhance your public speaking skills and deliver a knockout pitch to private equity professionals. Throughout the Experience you will work with alongside inspiring professionals from a number of fields including entrepreneurship, marketing, finance and private equity.

    AfternoonThe Experience Begins


    - Keynote speech by the Programme Director: discover what the experience has in store and how to make the most of this unique experience
    - Immersive group activities: develop crucial entrepreneur skills for the Experience ahead, including teamwork, public speaking and attention to detail
    - Interactive networking session: meet your fellow interns – talented and ambitious students from around the world who can act as powerful contacts for your future career

    6.00pmClose

    *exact programme subject to change without notice

    DAY 2 - THE WORLD OF AN ENTREPRENEUR

    10:00amStart

    MorningAdopting an Entrepreneurial Mindset

    Today you will meet with some of London’s brightest entrepreneurs as you commence on the journey to build your own start-up

    - Identify the stand-out qualities of the world’s leading entrepreneurial figures and learn how to adopt a leader’s mentality
    - Develop the key skills required to excel as an entrepreneur in today’s increasingly competitive and saturated business landscape
    - Bright ideas: discover the industry secrets behind idea generation and development
    - Receive the hotly anticipated business brief, meet your fellow budding entrepreneurs and put your interpersonal skills to the test by establishing individuals’ strengths and areas of expertise

    AfternoonStrategies for Success


    - Find your market: Find the gap in the market and choose your industry
    - Transform your brands bold vision into a reality as you work together to strategise and spot value in your unique business model
    - Prepare your plans for rapid growth alongside industry specialists and transform into a market-disrupting scale-up
    - Outwit the competition: analyse the competitor landscape, identify your innovative USP and assert your dominance in the market
    - Work alongside global brand leaders to understand the secrets behind their success

    5:00pmClose

    DAY 3 - BUILD YOUR START-UP (PART I)

    MorningMaximise Financial and Human Capital

    This morning will be dedicated to understanding the importance of robust finances and strong people management within your start-up

    - Making commercial decisions: work with industry experts to understand the risk and reward of key strategic choices
    - Learn the fundamental knowledge surrounding cost, revenue and profit and meticulously plan your businesses financial strategy for short-, medium- and long-term growth opportunities
    - Onboard your first full-time employees and understand how to maximise human capital so that it best serves the interests of your business
    - Develop a business culture, goals and ambitions internally and externally to enhance your image and workplace philosophy

    AfternoonBecome the Visionary: Build Your Brand


    - Learn valuable marketing techniques and put them into practice as you differentiate your brands product, look and vision
    - Work alongside experienced marketeers to discover the tricks of the trade as you design your brands innovative marketing strategy
    - Digital revolution: harness the power of social media and build your brand through online influence
    - Attend a private networking event and Panel Q&A with industry disrupting entrepreneurs and have your burning questions answered

    5:00pmClose

    DAY 4 - BUILD YOUR START-UP (PART II)

    10:00amStart

    MorningCrisis Management

    The world of start-ups is fast paced, today will be dedicated to learning how to react and adapt when adversity comes your way

    - Hear from an experienced industry professional on how to tackle urgent issues in business and come out on top
    - New kid on the block: There is a new competitor on the scene that is posing a significant threat to your business and has the potential to capitalise on your weaknesses, how will you respond to this challenge?
    - Race against time to prepare an emergency strategy with your team and limit the damage to your brand
    - Review your current business model and implement the relevant changes to ensure your brand weathers the storm and emerges stronger than ever

    AfternoonThe Finishing Touches


    - Arrange your final consulting meetings with marketing, finance and strategy experts to refine your unique business model and deliver an industry-disrupting brand
    - Prepare to come face-to-face with top-level Private Equity investors as you develop your negotiation skills with the best in the business
    - Receive expert feedback from seasoned entrepreneurs and make the relevant changes to your business model
    - Work with your team as you begin to prepare your knockout pitch and establish how you will drive home the success of your brand to secure investment

    5:00pmClose

    DAY 5 - PITCH TO INVESTORS

    10:00amStart

    MorningEnter the Den

    Throughout today, you will present your business plan to a panel of investors in one of London’s most iconic skyscrapers and get their feedback

    - Attend a bespoke public speaking workshop and learn valuable techniques on how to manage stress during high-pressured professional situations
    - Realise your dreams as you make the final preparations from one of London’s most famous skyscrapers
    - Crunch time: enter the board room and pitch your visionary brand to Private Equity giants and strive to secure investment
    - Receive personalised feedback on your unique business model from experts in marketing, growth, strategy and finance

    AfternoonCareer Coaching: How to Become a Successful Entrepreneur


    - Your path to success: understanding the key decisions ahead and how to maximise your chances of success
    - Subject choices at A-level/IB/university and more
    - Securing work experience, designing impactful CVs/resumes and powerful interview techniques
    - Coaching from experienced entrepreneurs on what you can do now to stand out in the future

    5:00pmClose

    Now you have discovered the fundamental aspects of entrepreneurship, and the steps you need to take to become a highly successful entrepreneur, it is time for you to take a deep dive into the world of business and
    i) experience a range of visits to rapidly scaling start-ups,
    ii) network with business giants and uncover the day-to-day life of an entrepreneur,
    iii) work with a range on stakeholders on a series of projects and deliver knockout presentations. Throughout the next five days, you will be working alongside and networking with professionals from a whole host of industries including marketing, finance and consulting.

    DAY 6 - DATA DRIVEN DECISIONS

    10:00amStart

    MorningExperimental Visits to Multi-Million Dollar Firms

    Today you will delve into the world of data as you explore how advanced analytics and data-centred solutions are revolutionising the start-up scene

    - A brave new world: enter an iconic company headquarters who are utilising data driven decisions to charge their overall performance
    - Discover how data has been used to revolutionise decision making in some of the world’s largest super-brands
    - Understand how to harness the power of data in an ethical manner to unveil consumer behaviours and meet the needs of customers
    - Network with top-level experts who interact with big data on a day-to-day basis and discover the secrets behind this innovative industry

    AfternoonAdvanced Analytics in Marketing


    - Utilise real life data to make key business decisions and unlock the full potential of your brand
    - Work in teams to use consumer data to identify the key trends that will define your marketing strategy
    - Enhance your skills beyond digital design and creativity to understand the analytics aspects of the industry
    - Make your visions a reality and pitch your business plan to industry experts

    5:00pmClose

    DAY 7 - VISIT SUCCESSFUL START-UPS IN LONDON

    10:00amStart

    MorningBuilding a Resilient Brand


    - Understand the power that start-ups hold in a post-pandemic business landscape and the impact they are having on the UK economy
    - Experience the inner workings of a tech start-up and see how they have worked to scale their business during the greatest financial uncertainty of the past century
    - Step into the shoes of a world-leading entrepreneur working in a fast-paced start-up environment and discover the tricks of the trade
    - Rub shoulders with inspirational business leaders and hear how they have overcome complex challenges and the actions they have taken to succeed in a highly competitive landscape

    AfternoonFrom Start-up to Scale-up


    - Experience success stories from some of the UK’s fastest growing companies and gain an inside track from leading executives
    - A changing world: explore the impact the pandemic has had on entrepreneurship and which companies have been able to scale despite the uncertainty
    - Emerging industries: hear from experts leading in some of tomorrow’s opportunity industries, including sustainability, decentralised finance and many more
    - Sizing up the competition: understand how firms have got an edge on their competitors within huge industries

    5:00pmClose

    DAY 8 - MASTER OF THE ART OF MARKETING

    10:00amStart

    MorningThe World of Marketing

    A great idea is not enough, today you will learn how entrepreneurs harness the power of marketing to super-scale their businesses

    - Marketing is one of the most powerful forces in business: uncover the key frameworks and techniques used to win the hearts and minds of consumers
    - The psychology of marketing: product, place, price, promotion, people, positioning and packaging
    - An ever-changing landscape: discover the rise of digital marketing and where creativity meets analytics
    - Hear from expert marketeers with experience in a variety of industries on what they have found to be the most successful pathway to scalability

    AfternoonSteps to Scalability


    - Work closely with external consultants to formulate the brand vision, and blueprint the ultimate marketing strategy that will transform your business into a stratospheric scale-up
    - Know your audience: break into the mind of the consumer and identify the industry trends that have dominated the market
    - Inclusivity: consider the impact of marketing decisions and how fostering diverse perspectives can lead to greater brand recognition
    - Prepare to implement the new and improved marketing strategy and work alongside the consultants to overcome any unforeseen challenges

    5:00pmClose

    DAY 9 - ENTREPRENEURSHIP IN LONDON

    10:00amStart

    MorningEast London Tech City: Exploring London's Answer to Silicon Valley

    Spend the day around London taking in the breath-taking views and the understand the role London has played as a global hub for business

    - Explore London’s exhilarating East End and City, a global hub in all fields of entrepreneurship
    - Take in the sites of the city and view premises occupied by global powerhouses
    - Understand how the edgy side of London’s bustling centre has boomed over the past three decades and become the second biggest start-up hub on the planet
    - Realise your dreams of working in a global city as you come face to face with iconic landmarks

    AfternoonMicro Businesses: Meet With London's Market Traders


    - East London is famed for its vibrant and eclectic markets, meet with traders who have turned their passions into profits
    - Visit London’s iconic and historic Spitalfields Market
    - Understand the legalities and challenges of trading in a competitive tourist hub
    - Learn how East London has become a global centre of artisan activity

    5:00pmClose

    DAY 10 - THE FINTECH FORUM

    10:00amStart

    MorningLife Inside a FinTech

    Today you will become a fintech expert as you tackle a complex assignment alongside experts from a range of professional backgrounds including finance, software engineering and marketing

    - Experience a series of talks from formidable fintech experts on their experiences within the field and receive the highly anticipated brief for your collaborative fintech assignment
    - Work in teams comprised of the fastest growing industries in the modern world and assign project roles that reflect individuals’ areas of expertise
    - Display your team’s project at an exclusive Fintech fair attended by industry leading professionals
    - Receive live feedback on your work from the experts and reflect on your team’s performance

    AfternoonPrivate Networking Event


    - Put your newfound knowledge to the test
    - Take part in a private networking session with successful entrepreneurs from a range of industries
    - Have your burning questions answered by those in the know
    - Receive valuable advice from experts in the field

    5:00pmClose
    Over the next five days, you will receive personalised coaching on how to succeed in each of the major milestones on the road to landing your dream job:
    i) securing a place at a top-tier university
    ii) excelling in your studies
    iii) mastering every aspect of the recruitment process and starting your entrepreneur career post-university.
    In addition, you will receive inspirational coaching on key employability skills from high-profile figures including politicians and Olympic athletes.

    DAY 11 - CAREERMAX WEEK

    10:30amStart

    MorningEnter Career Max

    Your future starts now: discover the essential skills needed to thrive in Entrepreneurship and the journey of your own start-up

    - Personal development plan: work with a careers expert in small focus groups to plan the next steps in your journey
    - ‘Big results require big ambitions’: hear from a world-class Olympic athlete on the importance of being a self-starting, ambitious individual in today’s increasingly competitive climate
    - ‘The art of communication is the language of leadership’: hear from a high-ranking politician on how best to improve your communication skills and captivate a large audience

    AfternoonUniversity Applications

    You’re in your final year of school and it is time to start thinking about what comes next

    - Inside UCAS: an interactive session with a university admission expert, with guidance on how to ace your applications and bag your first-choice university
    - University and degree choices: making the right decisions to maximise your career potential
    - Eye-catching extracurriculars: using extracurricular activities to boost your application
    - Personal statement workshop: expert coaching on the art of personal statement writing
    - Interview training: a masterclass with senior admissions tutors from top UK universities
    - You become the admissions officer: step into the shoes of a university admissions tutor; review a collection of personal statements and interview prospective students for a place at a world-renowned educational institution

    5:00pmClose

    DAY 12 - ENTER THE UNIVERSITY OF OXFORD

    10:30amStart

    MorningWelcome to University!

    Congratulations! You have been accepted into your first-choice university – it’s time to start preparing

    - University tour: private tour of the Oxford University campus led by students, who will guide you through the abundant opportunities available to you there
    - Academic lecture: meet with academics from multiple departments such as business, economics and finance, hear about the research they are undertaking in their specialist field and experience a university-style lecture
    - Meet the university team: attend an exclusive networking lunch with students and academics

    AfternoonStep into the Shoes of a Student


    - The academic seminar: discuss the contents of the morning lecture in a seminar group led by an academic, reflect on the topics raised with likeminded individuals and begin to generate your initial hypotheses
    - The research project: work effectively as part of a team to research and plan for a knock-out group presentation
    - The group presentation: present your team’s finding to your peers and academics
    - The feedback: receive feedback on your presentation and reflect on your team’s performance

    5:00pmClose

    DAY 13 - AFTER UNIVERSITY: FOUNDING YOUR FIRST START-UP

    10:30amStart

    MorningSetting the Stage for Success

    You’re in your final year of study and it is time to start thinking about life after university

    - Standout work experience: learn the importance of securing relevant work experience and the impetus it can add to your experience and knowledge
    - Mobilising your network: using connections made at university to supercharge your future
    - Excelling with extracurricular: using societies and opportunities outside of your course to build your knowledge and opportunities for success

    AfternoonFounding your first Business

    For entrepreneurs, your dreams don’t have to wait until you graduate, take steps today to launch your career

    - The legalities: understand the steps you need to take to build a business in the UK
    - Detangle myths that surround business founding and begin to take steps towards your dream path
    - Standing out: network with university entrepreneurs and understand how they’ve balanced study and business and see how you can do the same

    5:00pmClose

    DAY 14 - SCALING YOUR BUSINESS

    10:30amStart

    MorningEnter the World of Start-ups

    Congratulations! You have founded your first business, now let’s get you through the first year and secure all important funding

    - A year in the life: understand the life cycle of a fledgling business over the first year and develop a plan for your own business
    - Recruitment and management: look at the skills entrepreneurs need to grow, scale and nurture a successful team
    - In tray exercise: put yourselves in the shoes of a founder and understand the daily tasks that need to be completed to ensure success

    AfternoonFunding and Scaling


    - Uncover the mysterious world of funding, equity and debt as you undertake a masterclass in how to fund your startup
    - Create a bespoke fundraising pitch for one of your ideas to help set yourself apart from the competition
    - Key skills: manage your time effectively and wow prospective investors with your outstanding approach to problem solving
    - Receive feedback from real entrepreneurs who have gone through the same process

    5:00pmClose

    DAY 15 - PERSONAL DEVELOPMENT PLAN: YOUR NEXT STEPS

    10:30amStart

    MorningPersonal Development Plan

    Reflect on your experiences and summarise all you have achieved across the Experience whilst planning your next steps

    - Personalised feedback: receive a bespoke summary of your performance during the fundraising exercise, including your strengths and areas for development
    - Group reflection: return to your focus groups and reflect on what you have achieved throughout InvestIN’s CareerMax week
    - Personal development plan: work with a recruitment expert to establish your next steps and create your very own personal development plan
    - Farewell speech: a review of what you have gained from the experience, with closing remarks from the experience director

    1:00pmClose

    DAY 1 – THE WORLD OF AN ENTREPRENEUR

    DAY 2 – BUILD YOUR START-UP

    DAY 3 – SCALE YOUR START-UP

    DAY 4 – PIVOT YOUR START-UP

    DAY 5 – PITCH TO INVESTORS

    DAY 6 –CAREERMAX

    DAY 7 – ENTER UNIVERSITY

    DAY 8 – AFTER UNIVERSITY: FOUNDING YOUR FIRST START-UP

    DAY 9 – START-UPS: SURVIVING THE FIRST YEAR

    DAY 10 – PERSONAL DEVELOPMENT PLAN: YOUR NEXT STEPS

    DAY 1 – THE WORLD OF AN ENTREPRENEUR

    11:00amStart

    MorningAdopting an Entrepreneurial Mindset

    Today you will meet with some of London’s brightest entrepreneurs as you commence on the journey to build your own start-up

    - Identify the stand-out qualities of the world’s leading entrepreneurial figures and learn how to adopt a leader’s mentality
    - Develop the key skills required to excel as an entrepreneur in today’s increasingly competitive and saturated business landscape
    - Bright ideas: discover the industry secrets behind idea generation and development
    - Receive the hotly anticipated business brief, meet your fellow budding entrepreneurs and put your interpersonal skills to the test by establishing individuals’ strengths and areas of expertise

    AfternoonStrategies for Success

    - Find your market: Find the gap in the market and choose your industry
    - Transform your brands bold vision into a reality as you work together to strategise and spot value in your unique business model
    - Prepare your plans for rapid growth alongside industry specialists and transform into a market-disrupting scale-up
    - Outwit the competition: analyse the competitor landscape, identify your innovative USP and assert your dominance in the market - Work alongside global brand leaders to understand the secrets behind their success

    4:30pmClose

    *exact programme subject to change without notice

    DAY 2 – BUILD YOUR START-UP

    11:00amStart

    MorningMaximise Financial and Human Capital

    This morning will be dedicated to understanding the importance of robust finances and strong people management within your start-up

    - Making commercial decisions: work with industry experts to understand the risk and reward of key strategic choices
    - Learn the fundamental knowledge surrounding cost, revenue and profit and meticulously plan your businesses financial strategy for short-, medium- and long-term growth opportunities
    - Onboard your first full-time employees and understand how to maximise human capital so that it best serves the interests of your business
    - Develop a business culture, goals and ambitions internally and externally to enhance your image and workplace philosophy

    AfternoonBecome the Visionary: Build Your Brand

    - Learn valuable marketing techniques and put them into practice as you differentiate your brands product, look and vision
    - Work alongside experienced marketeers to discover the tricks of the trade as you design your brands innovative marketing strategy
    - Digital revolution: harness the power of social media and build your brand through online influence
    - Attend a private networking event and Panel Q&A with industry disrupting entrepreneurs and have your burning questions answered

    4:30pmClose

    DAY 3 – SCALE YOUR START-UP

    11:00amStart

    MorningFrom Start-up to Scale-up

    - Experience success stories from some of the UK’s fastest growing companies and gain an inside track from leading executives
    - Strategise in your project groups to grow your venture from a start-up to an industry leader
    - Emerging industries: hear from experts leading in some of tomorrow’s opportunity industries, including sustainability, decentralised finance and many more
    - Sizing up the competition: understand how firms have got an edge on their competitors within huge industries

    AfternoonSteps to Scalability

    - Work closely with external consultants to formulate the brand vision, and blueprint the ultimate marketing strategy that will transform your business into a stratospheric scale-up
    - Know your audience: break into the mind of the consumer and identify the industry trends that have dominated the market
    - Inclusivity: consider the impact of marketing decisions and how fostering diverse perspectives can lead to greater brand recognition
    - Prepare to implement the new and improved marketing strategy and work alongside the consultants to overcome any unforeseen challenges

    4:30pmClose

    DAY 4 – PIVOT YOUR START-UP

    11:00amStart

    MorningCrisis Management

    The world of start-ups is fast paced, today will be dedicated to learning how to react and adapt when adversity comes your way

    - Hear from an experienced industry professional on how to tackle urgent issues in business and come out on top
    - New kid on the block: There is a new competitor on the scene that is posing a significant threat to your business and has the potential to capitalise on your weaknesses, how will you respond to this challenge?
    - Race against time to prepare an emergency strategy with your team and limit the damage to your brand
    - Review your current business model and implement the relevant changes to ensure your brand weathers the storm and emerges stronger than ever

    AfternoonThe Finishing Touches

    - Arrange your final consulting meetings with marketing, finance and strategy experts to refine your unique business model and deliver an industry-disrupting brand
    - Prepare to come face-to-face with top-level Private Equity investors as you develop your negotiation skills with the best in the business
    - Receive expert feedback from seasoned entrepreneurs and make the relevant changes to your business model
    - Work with your team as you begin to prepare your knockout pitch and establish how you will drive home the success of your brand to secure investment

    4:30pmClose

    DAY 5 – PITCH TO INVESTORS

    11:00amStart

    MorningEnter the Den

    Throughout today, you will present your business plan to a panel of investors before embarking on an exclusive private networking session

    - Attend a bespoke public speaking workshop and learn valuable techniques on how to manage stress during high-pressured professional situations
    - Realise your dreams as you make the final preparations from one of London’s most famous skyscrapers
    - Crunch time: enter the board room and pitch your visionary brand to Private Equity giants and strive to secure investment
    - Receive personalised feedback on your unique business model from experts in marketing, growth, strategy and finance

    AfternoonCareer Coaching and Private Networking Session

    - Your path to success: understanding the key decisions ahead and how to maximise your chances of success
    - Subject choices at A-level/IB/university and more
    - Securing work experience, designing impactful CVs/resumes and powerful interview techniques
    - Coaching from experienced entrepreneurs on what you can do now to stand out in the future
    - Private networking with leading entrepreneurs and consultants

    4:30pmClose

    DAY 6 –CAREERMAX

    11:00amStart

    MorningEnter CareerMax

    Your future starts now: discover the essential skills needed to thrive in Entrepreneurship and the journey of your own start-up

    - Personal development plan: work with a careers expert in small focus groups to plan the next steps in your journey
    - ‘Big results require big ambitions’: hear from a world-class Olympic athlete on the importance of being a self-starting, ambitious individual in today’s increasingly competitive climate
    - ‘The art of communication is the language of leadership’: hear from a high-ranking politician on how best to improve your communication skills and captivate a large audience

    AfternoonUniversity Applications

    You’re in your final year of school and it is time to start thinking about what comes next

    - Inside UCAS: an interactive session with a university admission expert, with guidance on how to ace your applications and bag your first-choice university
    - University and degree choices: making the right decisions to maximise your career potential
    - Eye-catching extracurriculars: using extracurricular activities to boost your application
    - Personal statement workshop: expert coaching on the art of personal statement writing
    - Interview training: a masterclass with senior admissions tutors from top UK universities
    - You become the admissions officer: step into the shoes of a university admissions tutor; review a collection of personal statements and interview prospective students for a place at a world-renowned educational institution

    4:30pmClose

    DAY 7 – ENTER UNIVERSITY

    11:00amStart

    MorningWelcome to University!

    Congratulations! You have been accepted into your first-choice university – it’s time to start preparing

    - University life: experience a day in the life of a university student and be guided through the array of opportunities available to you at university
    - University forum: attend an exclusive networking session with students from a range of top-tier universities and have all your burning questions answered
    - Academic lecture: meet academics from various departments and experience a university-style lecture

    AfternoonStep into the Shoes of a Student

    - The academic seminar: discuss the contents of the morning lecture in a seminar group led by an academic, reflect on the topics raised with likeminded individuals and begin to generate your initial hypotheses
    - The research project: work effectively as part of a team to research and plan for a knock-out group presentation
    - The group presentation: present your team’s finding to your peers and academics
    - The feedback: receive feedback on your presentation and reflect on your team’s performance

    4:30pmClose

    DAY 8 – AFTER UNIVERSITY: FOUNDING YOUR FIRST START-UP

    11:00amStart

    MorningSetting the Stage for Success

    You’re in your final year of study and it is time to start thinking about life after university

    - Standout work experience: learn the importance of securing relevant work experience and the impetus it can add to your experience and knowledge
    - Mobilising your network: using connections made at university to supercharge your future
    - Excelling with extracurricular: using societies and opportunities outside of your course to build your knowledge and opportunities for success

    AfternoonFounding your First Business

    For entrepreneurs, your dreams don’t have to wait until you graduate, take steps today to launch your career

    - The legalities: understand the steps you need to take to build a business in the UK
    - Detangle myths that surround business founding and begin to take steps towards your dream path
    - Standing out: network with university entrepreneurs and understand how they’ve balanced study and business and see how you can do the same

    4:30pmClose

    DAY 9 – START-UPS: SURVIVING THE FIRST YEAR

    11:00amStart

    MorningEnter the World of Start-ups

    - A year in the life: understand the life cycle of a fledgling business over the first year and develop a plan for your own business
    - Recruitment and management: look at the skills entrepreneurs need to grow, scale and nurture a successful team
    - In tray exercise: put yourselves in the shoes of a founder and understand the daily tasks that need to be completed to ensure success

    AfternoonFunding and Scaling

    - Uncover the mysterious world of funding, equity and debt as you undertake a masterclass in how to fund your startup
    - Create a bespoke fundraising pitch for one of your ideas to help set yourself apart from the competition
    - Key skills: manage your time effectively and wow prospective investors with your outstanding approach to problem solving
    - Receive feedback from real entrepreneurs who have gone through the same process

    4:30pmClose

    DAY 10 – PERSONAL DEVELOPMENT PLAN: YOUR NEXT STEPS

    11:00amStart

    MorningPersonal Development Plan

    Reflect on your experiences and summarise all you have achieved across the Experience whilst planning your next steps

    - Personalised feedback: receive a bespoke summary of your performance during the fundraising exercise, including your strengths and areas for development
    - Group reflection: return to your focus groups and reflect on what you have achieved throughout InvestIN’s CareerMax week
    - Personal development plan: work with a recruitment expert to establish your next steps and create your very own personal development plan

    AfternoonProject Launchpad

    - Take off into your future: choose between five bespoke challenges designed to develop core skills in entrepreneurship, building on your time with InvestIN and taking crucial steps on your path to becoming a top entrepreneur
    - The project launchpad competition: take on your peers in order to win an exclusive prize, attend an awards ceremony in central London and embellish your CV with a standout extra-curricular experience
    - Farewell speech: a review of what you have gained from the Summer Experience, with closing remarks from the programme director

    4:30pmClose

    Venues, Dates & Locations

    London, UK

    In-Person

    22nd July - 5th August 2022

    UCL, University of Oxford, and other locations

    Accommodation Location

    Garden Halls (University of London)
    London, WC1H 9EN

    OR 

    College Hall (University of London)
    London, WC1E 7HZ

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    In-Person

    12th August - 21st August 2022

    11am - 4:00pm (UK time)

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    In-Person

    22nd July - 5th August 2022

    UCL, University of Oxford, and other locations

    Accommodation Location

    Garden Halls (University of London)
    London, WC1H 9EN

    OR 

    College Hall (University of London)
    London, WC1E 7HZ

    Download Digital Brochure - Garden Halls >>

    Download Digital Brochure - College Hall >>

    Register Now

    Online

    12th August - 21st August 2022

    11am - 4:00pm (UK time)

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    AmbitionX

    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.

    COVID-19 Group

    We do not anticipate any Covid-related issues preventing us from delivering the in-person programme. Any government guidance on Covid-related safeguarding (such as the wearing of masks and social distancing) will of course be adhered to. We have managed to successfully deliver in-person programmes during the Covid-19 pandemic (including during the summers of 2020 and 2021), with excellent feedback. We are therefore highly experienced in giving students a fantastic experience even with social distancing rules in place.

    In the unlikely event that the in-person programme is cancelled because of Covid-19 then students will have two options: i) move to the next in-person date; ii) move to the ‘Live Online’ version of the programme you selected and be refunded the difference in price. (If you pay via credit because you postponed a previous booking then the credit note will be reissued to you in full). 

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