The Unloc Enterprise Academy team visited Alton College on Tuesday 4th October 2017 to deliver a high-impact enterprise day to level 2 students!
The day started bright and early with students being introduced for the day ahead. Students were quickly given a task of speaking to people they haven’t spoken to before and finding out interesting facts about them, before moving on to the workshops set up to assist with the day.
The overall day was focused around a challenge of starting a business with limited funding, whilst attempting to use their own passions and interests to help them get started. It all began with students breaking out into workshops covering three essentials areas within business, such as branding, pitching and networking.
The Enterprise Academy Challenge
Once students completed their workshops, it was time to get down to business. Students had a quick break and then got into groups and worked on their ideas and even came up with their own brand. Starting a business isn’t easy and students soon found it difficult to plan out all the essential parts that were needed. The students were assisted with this problem by our Enterprise Academy team and ambassadors, who helped them break it down in the essential parts of business (operations, finance, marketing, sales and staff).
The Enterprise Academy Pitch
After a couple of hours, students were ready to pitch their ideas in a ‘Dragon’s Den’ style environment in front of our panel, which consisted of Carl Hewitt, MD of DigitalDinos and Reece Matthews, Unloc Marketing Manager. The ideas were creative, innovative and very impressive. The students demonstrated use of the skills they had learned during their workshop sessions and all teams that participated did an amazing job.