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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

    Day One: Build a Billion-Dollar Business

    Day Two: Become the CEO

    Day One: Build a Billion-Dollar Business

    11.00amInside an Entrepreneurs World

    - Challenge your preconceptions about entrepreneurs
    - Develop your mindset of an entrepreneur
    - Create and take on the ownership of your own start-up

    11.30amStratagies for Success

    - Discover how renowned start-ups discovered their strengths and solved their weaknesses
    - Value in the market: Where is it and how did you find it
    - Conduct a SWOT analysis on a revolutionary start-up

    12.15pmBecome a visionary Brand

    - Uncover the secrets behind brand recognition and its importance in growing a start-up
    - You decide: Choose the most effective media platform for your product
    - Develop your strategy and marketing alongside alongside industry experts and receive live feedback

    1.30pmLunch Break

    2.15pmGrowth for the Future

    - Break down and understand the complicated sphere of finances and hidden costs
    - Pricing strategies: How do they differ, and which one is right for you
    - Consider the key aspects which are going to lead a successful scale-up of your start-up

    3.00pmPublic peaking Masterclass

    - Receive a public speaking masterclass from an industry expert who trains successful CEO’s
    - Learn how to connect with your audience, persuade other and overcome anxiety
    - Develop your own elevator pitch

    3.30pmDragons Den: Pitch your business ideas

    - Compete in teams to bring together your business strategy, marketing and finance plans
    - Make key business decisions that will either lead to a billion-dollar business or another failed start-up
    - Pitch your business ideas to the dragons and receive live feedback from industry professionals

    4.45pmCareer Coaching

    - The first steps of an entrepreneur
    - University/college subject choices and apprenticeships
    - Impactful cover letters and CVs/resumés
    - Build a long-lasting network

    5:30pmClose

    *exact programme subject to change without notice.

    Day Two: Become the CEO

    11.00amAdopting a CEO’s mindset

    - Art meets Science: the qualities of the superstar entrepreneur
    - The multi-talented leader: management, persuasion, public speaking, networking and negotiating
    - Uncover the secrets of what a CEO’s day-day routine

    11.30amStarting your Start-up

    - Have an idea for your company? Learn the first steps an entrepreneur takes in their business
    - Develop a business strategy for your own business or a realistic case study
    - Discover and discuss the first steps our industry professionals took in building their start-up

    12.30pmCorner stone of a business: Culture and values

    - Discover the difference between culture and values
    - Learn how a company’s values can make or break a business
    - Become the boss: Create your ideal companies’ culture and values and discover the trade-offs involved.

    1.15pmLunch

    2.15pmEDI: Your role to play

    - Learn the important difference between equity and equality
    - How is EDI changing the game in the 21st Century
    - Develop your skills in how to make your business a more inclusive workspace

    3.15pmThe Negotiator

    - Challenge misconceptions about different negotiation tactics
    - Develop your skills using key negotiation concepts and mechanisms
    - Compete in a interactive negotiation game against your fellow entrepreneurs

    4.00pmThe Leader

    - Challenge yourself on what it means to be a leader and develop your own unique leadership approach
    - Work your way through real life leadership simulations
    - Create a culture of success within your business

    4.45pmPanel Q&A

    - Live panel Q&A with accountants from a variety of backgrounds, including the ‘Big Four’
    - Get your key questions answered
    - Receive valuable advice

    5.30pmClose

    *exact programme subject to change without notice.

    Day One: Build a Billion-Dollar Business

    Day Two: Become the CEO

    Day One: Build a Billion-Dollar Business

    11.00amInside an Entrepreneurs World

    - Challenge your preconceptions about entrepreneurs
    - Develop your mindset of an entrepreneur
    - Create and take on the ownership of your own start-up

    11:30amBecome a visionary Brand

    - Uncover the secrets behind brand recognition and its importance in growing a start-up
    - You decide: Choose the most effective media platform for your product
    - Develop your strategy and marketing alongside alongside industry experts and receive live feedback

    12.15pmGrowth for the Future

    - Break down and understand the complicated sphere of finances and hidden costs
    - Pricing strategies: How do they differ, and which one is right for you
    - Consider the key aspects which are going to lead a successful scale-up of your start-up

    1.30pmLunch Break

    2.15pmDragons Den: Pitch your business ideas

    - Receive a public speaking masterclass from an industry expert who trains successful CEO’sbr/>- Learn how to connect with your audience, persuade other and overcome anxiety
    - Develop your own elevator pitch

    2.45pmStratagies for Success

    - Discover how renowned start-ups discovered their strengths and solved their weaknesses
    - Value in the market: Where is it and how did you find it
    - Conduct a SWOT analysis on a revolutionary start-up

    3.30pmDragons Den: Pitch your business ideas

    - Compete in teams to bring together your business strategy, marketing, and finance plans
    - Make key business decisions that will either lead to a billion-dollar business or another failed start-up
    - Pitch your business ideas to the dragons and receive live feedback from industry professionals

    4.45pmCareer Coaching

    - The first steps of an entrepreneur
    - University/college subject choices and apprenticeships
    - Impactful cover letters and CVs/resumés
    - Build a long-lasting network

    5.30pmClose

    *exact programme subject to change without notice

    Day Two: Become the CEO

    11.00amAdopting a CEO’s mindset

    - Art meets Science: the qualities of the superstar entrepreneur
    - The multi-talented leader: management, persuasion, public speaking, networking and negotiating
    - Uncover the secrets of what a CEO’s day-day routine

    11.30amStarting your Start-up

    - Have an idea for your company? Learn the first steps an entrepreneur takes in their business
    - Develop a business strategy for your own business or a realistic case study
    - Discover and discuss the first steps our industry professionals took in building their start-up

    12.30pmCorner stone of a business: Culture and values

    - Discover the difference between culture and values
    - Learn how a company’s values can make or break a business
    - Become the boss: Create your ideal companies’ culture and values and discover the trade-offs involved

    1.15pmLunch

    2.15pmEDI: Your role to play

    - Learn the important difference between equity and equality
    - How is EDI changing the game in the 21st Century
    - Develop your skills in how to make your business a more inclusive workspace

    3.15pmThe Negotiator

    - Challenge misconceptions about different negotiation tactics
    - Develop your skills using key negotiation concepts and mechanisms
    - Compete in a interactive negotiation game against your fellow entrepreneurs

    4.00pmThe Leader

    - Challenge yourself on what it means to be a leader and develop your own unique leadership approach
    - Work your way through real life leadership simulations
    - Create a culture of success within your business

    4.45pmPanel Q&A

    - Live panel Q&A with accountants from a variety of backgrounds, including the ‘Big Four’
    - Get your key questions answered
    - Receive valuable advice

    5.30pmClose

    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.

    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

    Register Now

    Online

    11th - 12th December 2021

    11am - 5:30pm (UK time)

    Register Now

    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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