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Women Entrepreneurship Week 2018: festival of women entrepreneurs

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Time: 9.30am - 5.30pm
Venue: Lawley Lecture Theatre, Business School, Kingston Hill campus, Kingston Hill, Kingston upon Thames, Surrey KT2 7LB
Price: free
Speaker(s): Various

Women Entrepreneurship Week 2018: festival of women entrepreneurs

Kingston Business School's Strategy, Marketing and Innovation department presents an event to celebrate Women Entrepreneurship Week (WEW). In conjunction with Montclair State University. WEW is a global movement to celebrate and inspire female business founders

View a compilation video from WEW 2017 >

 Badged as a Festival of Women Entrepreneurs, the event will comprise of many activities including:

  • panel discussions
  • key note speaker
  • networking opportunities with existing entrepreneurs
  • mentoring budding entrepreneurs
  • a hackathon 

View the students' programme >

The entrepreneurs taking part are from many business types, size and maturity. Some have been established for less than two years and will help students really understand the early stages of business development. Example start-ups taking part include firms such as Bizgive and Farmfit. Other participating companies are more established and will be able to pass on valuable insights in to business growth and sustainability. These include firms such as The Recruitment Site and Customer Essential.

The contributing business entrepreneurs comprise a mix of Kingston University alumni, a Kingston entrepreneurial network and companies interested in working with Kingston University students.

Running the festival of women entrepreneurs is a great way to focus on the practicalities of business learning and its application to entrepreneurship and enterprise (intrapreneurship). Kingston University works very hard to ensure that students are given the best opportunity to acquire key skills required to help frame the way they are going to live and work. The British Council agrees - it is important that we equip future generations with the skills and mindsets they need to navigate a world of work we can't yet envisage.

The Government's latest Higher Education Business and Community Interaction Survey (2016/17) reported that Kingston was the top university in the UK for the number of graduates starting up their own businesses - helping 283 entrepreneurial graduates get their companies off that year. For the past nine years it has been one of the top two institutions for graduate start-ups (Higher Education Business and Community Interaction Survey 2008/9 to 2016/17).

Kingston offers entrepreneurship education in undergraduate and postgraduate programmes.

The hashtags to be used for this event are #WEW2018 and #KUWEW2018 - get involved on social media!

Booking is essential to attend this event.

For further information about this event:

Contact: Dr Pauline Parker
Email: P.Parker@kingston.ac.uk

Directions

Directions to Lawley Lecture Theatre, Business School, Kingston Hill campus, Kingston Hill, Kingston upon Thames, Surrey KT2 7LB:

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