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Announcing Entrepreneur Bootcamp

Want to learn how to turn your start-up idea into a successful business? 

Apply now to attend our next Entrepreneur Bootcamp, which will take place at Southampton Science Park’s conference centre on Wednesday 25th and Thursday 26th January. Simply apply online

During this two-day event, participants will be helped to hone their ideas and evaluate them in a supportive and collaborative environment, before delivering a finely-tuned three minute pitch to a panel of judges. 

Co-organiser of the bootcamp, Gary Smith, himself an entrepreneur, says: “Our bootcamps condense a great deal of a traditional accelerator programme into just two days. More workshop than lecture, they are really hard work for all involved but everyone gets a lot out of it. I was really pleased to see how engaged everyone in the room was at our inaugural event last summer and the quality of the ideas coming through was really encouraging. Some attendees were subsequently offered a place on the Science Park’s prestigious Catalyst programme.”

And here’s what some of the budding entrepreneurs that attended that bootcamp thought: 

“An extremely valuable two days. Great mentors and feedback that I can go and put into practice to push my business forward.”

“Amazing. Really useful to reframe the way to go to market.”

“Great workshops. The practical stuff was very powerful.”

“Felt so supported throughout with a healthy amount of constructive criticism to help you learn exactly what your start up business needs.”

Lucinda Lamont, Business Development Manager at the Science Park commented: “I’m really looking forward to this event, not least because I know that many of the businesses that participated last year were encouraged to progress to Catalyst by the course leaders, such was their calibre. This bootcamp will help tomorrow’s leaders take the first step towards building a business and I’m really excited to see what innovative ideas await us in 2023.” 

Southampton Science Park offers a wide range of business support to start-ups and early-stage businesses throughout the year. Find out more at Catalyst business accelerator and SETsquared membership.

Book a meeting space

We have 11 meeting rooms all of which can be configured in a number of different ways to cater for your meeting or event. Please use the two links below to book a meeting room either as a tenant or a visitor to the University of Southampton Science Park

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