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The Young Entrepreneur Weekend

Ages 15-18 Live Online OR In Person

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Overview

The Young Entrepreneur Weekend 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 over 2 days. You can choose to attend the programme either in-person in London or ‘Live Online’.

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. 

Attendance will give you a competitive edge in the race for the best universities and jobs and a 'super-curricular' experience to add to your UCAS application.

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

    Fees, Eligibility and Options

    This programme is for students aged 15-18. No prior knowledge or experience is required. The programme involves a mixture of interactive simulations, exercises and Q&A sessions. You can choose to attend the programme either in-person or ‘Live Online’; the content is very similar for both.

    Programme Fee:

    ‘Live Online’: £165/student for both days.

    In-Person: £165/student for one day (you can choose either day 1 or 2) OR £295/student for both days

    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.

    Day One: Building a Billion-Dollar Business

    Day Two: CEO Skills

    Day One: Building a Billion-Dollar Business

    11.00amThe World of an Entrepreneur

    - The qualities of today’s most famous entrepreneurs
    - The winning mentality
    - Pitch to become CEO for the day

    11.30amStrategy

    - Turning vision into reality
    - Exploiting strengths and eliminating weaknesses
    - How to spot value
    - Designing your business model

    12.15pmMarketing

    - Differentiating your product and vision
    - Inside the mind of a consumer
    - Embracing the digital revolution
    - Design your marketing strategy

    1.00pmLunch Break

    1.45pmGrowth

    - Scale your company quickly
    - Debt vs equity
    - Design your financing strategy

    2.30pmThe 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

    4.45pmCareer Coaching and Panel Discussion

    - Panel made up of successful entrepreneurs
    - Experienced business-people answer your questions
    - Receive valuable advice
    - Inspirational stories

    5.30pmClose

    *exact programme subject to change without notice.

    Day Two: CEO Skills

    11.00amThe 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

    11.30amThe Negotiator

    - Negotiating with different parties
    - ‘Hard’ and ‘soft’ negotiation styles
    - ‘Anchoring’ your vision in the minds of others
    - Interactive negotiation exercises

    1.00pmLunch

    2.00pmThe 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

    3.15pmThe 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

    4.15pmCareer Coaching: How to Become a Successful CEO

    - How to stand out
    - The most valuable work experience
    - Building your network
    - Planning for success
    - The art of decision making

    4.45pmPanel Discussion

    - Panel made up of successful entrepreneurs, negotiators, and business leaders
    - Ask your burning questions
    - Receive valuable advice

    5.30pmClose

    *exact programme subject to change without notice.

    Venues, Dates & Locations

    London, UK

    In-Person

    11th - 12th December 2021

    University College London (UCL)

    Gower Street

    Bloomsbury

    WC1E 6BT

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    Live Online

    In-Person

    11th - 12th December 2021

    11am - 5:30pm (UK time)

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    In-Person

    11th - 12th December 2021

    University College London (UCL)

    Gower Street

    Bloomsbury

    WC1E 6BT

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    Online

    11th - 12th December 2021

    11am - 5:30pm (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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