Innovation and enterprise calendar

Our jam-packed calendar will keep you busy throughout the year. Learn to be your own boss at our workshops, take part in Global Enterprise Week events or pitch your ideas to be in the running for Venture Ready Award prizes.

Global Entrepreneurship Week (GEW)

GEW is the world’s largest campaign to promote entrepreneurship. We have a host of activities on offer to celebrate GEW, including test trading opportunities, workshops, networking and guest speakers.

Workshops and events

Workshops, events and activities to explore ideas and turn your passion into a livelihood.

Be your own boss workshops

Learn how to make money doing what you love and how to successfully manage a freelance or portfolio career. Come to them all or choose individual workshops based on your needs at Frenchay.

You can now sign up for these by searching ‘BYOB’ via events on InfoHub.

Your Future in Freelancing 

Your Future in Freelancing (YFIF) is a series of workshops at City Campus to help you develop commercial awareness and business skills on your path to becoming a freelancer or self-employed.

Venture Ready Award pitching event

We hold an annual Venture Ready Award pitching event in partnership with Santander Universities to support the growth of existing student businesses or social enterprise. Up to ten of the best ideas are chosen to be pitched in front of a panel of judges, with the chance of winning up to £5,000.

Start-up drinks networking

Build your network and hear local entrepreneurs’ start-up experiences, as well as one-minute promotional pitches from audience members. Please register for start-up events via InfoHub.


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