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Student Entrepreneurship: Full Day of Workshops and Activities Hosted by SIE



It’s another event for students and graduates who are interested in self employment, student enterprise and entrepreneurship (see post below for the workshop being run by the Peer Support and Employability Team)!

The Scottish Institute for Enterprise is running a pilot programme of Regional Enterprise Days, taking place in five locations across Scotland during November in Aberdeen, Dundee, Ayr, Edinburgh and Glasgow. Intended to inspire students to think about enterprise and entrepreneurship, they are open to all students and feature workshops on how to get started, innovation, and opportunities to put questions to business experts.

SIE’s Glasgow Regional Enterprise Day on Wednesday 9th November provides a full day of workshops and enterprise activities to help raise awareness of student entrepreneurship and local opportunities. Sessions take place in the Gilbert Scott Building at the University of Glasgow.

The programme of events:

“Sparking your idea” – 2.00pm – 3.00pm: Eileen Scott, Enterprise Support Executive, The University of Glasgow

A dynamic session on how ideas are generated and future trends spotted. Ideal if you are looking to generate ideas for a new venture. It will get you thinking about how you can use “what you know” and “who you know” to spark this process. It may even validate some of the ideas you are considering already.

“Taking a Technology Product to Market” – 2.00pm -3.00pm: Brian Williamson, Director, Jumpstart UK

A very practical session based around real life case studies highlighting what is involved in developing and taking a technology product to market. From safeguarding IP or licensing a product, to testing prototypes and finding traction in your chosen market, this SIE masterclass will cover the steps involved, the opportunities to be seized and the pitfalls to be avoided.

“Developing an on-line presence” – 3.00pm -4.00pm: Mark Evans, Group Managing Director, Kommando

This SIE Masterclass offers a practical look at how you build a consistent online presence with a good website that develops your brand and allows you to compete with other companies using this marketing space.

“What makes a good idea a good business idea?” – 3.15pm -4.15pm: Liz Walsh, SIE Regional Business Advisor (Glasgow and West).

You have your good idea but now you are looking to turn that idea into a new venture that makes you money. This session will show you what you need to do next as you begin to think about commercialising your idea.

“Speeding to market” – 4.30pm -5.30pm: Karine Burns – Business Development Manager, Innovation Centres, Scotland

This SIE Masterclass will cover all the practical steps you need to take to get your product or service to market; from carrying out effective market research and identifying your target customers, to finding your first customers and identifying and developing your marketing plan.

“The Practicalities of Setting up a New Venture – 4.30 pm -5.30pm: Paula Skinner and Rachel Thomson, Harper Macleod LLP

This session will guide you through the steps involved in setting up a new venture, the options available to you and the legal responsibilities you need to comply with.


If you have any questions, or you would like to attend please contact the SIE office on or telephone 0141 330 8793.

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