Start-up Weekend


18, 19 May 2019

Time: 10am - 4:30pm


start up weekend


Got an idea for a business? Thinking about working freelance around your studies? Want to start up your own venture? This course will show you how you can make it happen.

When is the course?

Saturday 16th & 17th February, 10:00am-4.30pm.

Who is this course for?

*The Start and Grow Enterprise Start-up Weekend is for you if..
- You have a business idea you’re itching to turn into reality
- You have the germ of a business idea in your head and want to explore it more with other business owners
-  You’re in full time work and have ambitions to start your own business
- You’re based in Gloucestershire.

What will I do during the weekend?

-       Explore and test your idea with successful business owners and experts
-       Find out how to take your first steps towards setting up a successful business
- Create a simple one-page plan for your new business
-      Gain new skills and knowledge you can use to turn your dream into a reality
-     Meet other budding entrepreneurs and start your journey together!

By the end of the weekend you will have clear next steps for taking your ideas forward and making it happen!

Activities are led by business owners and coaches who have been where you are now, as well as experts from the University of Gloucestershire.

Who's delivering this course?

Julie Ellison Director at Make It Studios

Director of Make It Studios CIC, Jules is a social entrepreneur, business adviser and educator with over 10 years experience supporting enterprises to start well and grow. An experienced trainer and educator Jules enjoys sharing her knowledge and empowering entrepreneurs to achieve the change they want to see in the world. Jules also lectures at Bath Spa University. Big interests include creativity, social innovation and sustainable development.

Where is it held?

This event is held at The Growth Hub in Gloucester; a centre of support and learning for growing businesses. Lunch and refreshments are provided on both days, and parking is available on-site.

Where do I sign up?

Visit to join the project (if you haven't already) and once you've logged into your account you'll be able to book your place.

*Some eligibility criteria apply – contact us to find out more

Start-up Weekends are offered by Start and Grow Enterprise, a University of Gloucestershire project part-funded by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF). Start and Grow Enterprise supports the growth of Gloucestershire-based entrepreneurs and start-ups (trading up to 3 years) through free training, events, networks and resources.


More details about Start-up Weekend (External Link)


Start and Grow Enterprise

Start and Grow Enterprise is a fantastic project supporting entrepreneurs and start-up businesses in Gloucestershire. The project can support anyone with a business idea, and existing start-ups trading up to 3 years.

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