On the 11th and 12th of March, we took students from Portsmouth and Harlow College to the national ‘Student Enterprise Conference’ at Lincoln University. The event was the biggest in Europe and connected students from colleges and universities across the UK. It included inspirational talks, practical workshops and networking opportunities to power the next generation of Entrepreneurs.
Throughout the two days, students heard from inspirational guest speakers such as Peter Watson, founder of Chatty Imp, a social media marketing business and Bruce Walker, founder of We Are The Future, a company that runs events across the UK throughout the year which offers startups to network, to be inspired and to find funding.
The students that attended were all current Unloc Enterprise Academy students that are running or in the process of starting up their own business whilst at college. The event proposed a great opportunity for students to network and meet new people, explore how they can expand their businesses and to gain an insight from individuals that have been in a similar situation to them.
Sarah, Unloc Enterprise Academy student from Harlow College, commented: “The Student Enterprise Conference was something I’d never have the opportunity to attend if it wasn’t for The Unloc Enterprise Academy“
Keiran, Unloc Enterprise Academy student from Portsmouth College, commented: “The Student Enterprise Conference enabled me to build my confidence and take part in workshops that directly supported my business. A big thank you to the Unloc Enterprise Academy team for taking us along!“
Manager Director of Unloc, Hayden Taylor, commented: “We really enjoyed taking Unloc Enterprise Academy students to such a vast, inspirational event. They thoroughly enjoyed it and gained a lot of knowledge to further their businesses in the near future.”