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Activities and events

We run events, competitions and workshops in line with the four strands of the Institute; Engage, Learn, Support & Build. Take a look at our 2017 activities by clicking on the drop downs below. 

Competitions and awards


King's Enterprise Award, Enter from September 2016 - January 2017

An award given for activities undertaken in addition to your formal studies. It takes you on an entrepreneurial journey and aims to introduce you to start-ups and the concept of entrepreneurship, provide a platform for knowledge exchange, provide an understanding of finance and investment, and to instil key capabilities such as networking, communication, teamwork and leadership.

Full details can be found here

Idea Factory, open 25 November 2016 - 16 January 2017

Enter our new idea generation competition!

Find out more

Resources and support 


KEATS virtual learning environment

In partnership with Enterprise Nation, our Entrepreneurship library supports all types of entrepreneurial learning activities. We provide expert advice, insight and guidance to those who wish to start and scale their own ventures, as well as those who wish to develop as employees or employers in their chosen careers. 

The platform provides you with a global resource bank of articles, videos, blogs, presentations and much more. It is also an essential tool for individuals taking part in the King's Enterprise Award. 

Login to KEATS (King's E-learning and Teaching Service) and search for course 0ZLS1102

Entrepreneurship Support Fund

The Entrepreneurship Support Fund gives societies at King’s up-to £2,000 grant funding for initiatives that introduce entrepreneurship to King’s students. They can also apply for activities that inspire students to develop transferable skills and have entrepreneurial experiences which enhance future careers.

These activities teach you how to use entrepreneurial skills in any profession, much like Shakespeare, Dame Jessica Ennis Hill and Wolfgang Mozart!


Student Advisory Board

Our Student Advisory Board is a group of society Presidents, VPs and committee members who shape the programmes run by the Entrepreneurship Institute. As a student-led Institute we co-create our activities with our community; we focus on diversity, inclusivity & being a collective. Through this board we aim to identify effective ways of introducing entrepreneurship to people of all backgrounds, up-skilling our students and enhancing their experiences, contributing to their future success.

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Start-up support

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King's Venture Accelerator 2016-17

TheKing’s Venture Accelerator is a year-long programme which aims to support 20 ventures, at any stage of development, to reach their potential. The programme runs from 3rd October 2016 until 29th September 2017, and is open to King's students, staff and alumni (of up to 7 years).
Successful ventures will receive:

  • an estimated £30,000 worth of support (workshops; guidance from top-class mentors, corporate partners/experts; personal well-being coaching; and business resources),
  • expertise from organisations including Microsoft, Amazon Web Services and Founders Factory, 
  • access to a dedicated work space in the prestigious Bush House Building, and
  • in addition to all of this, Entrepreneurship@King’s aims to find funding to you start up and grow.

For more information and for T&C’s r to apply click here.

Follow us on @InnovateKings #Kings20

Tier 1 (Graduate Entrepreneur) Visa, apply for endorsement

 What is the Tier 1 (Graduate Entrepreneur) Visa? 

The Tier 1 (Graduate Entrepreneur) Visa is an immigration category to allow graduates with world-class innovative ideas or entrepreneurial skills, to extend their stay in the UK after graduation to establish and develop one or more businesses in the UK under the supervision of their academic institution. The Entrepreneurship Institute can sponsor up to 20 visas per year, including those renewing from the year before.

Who can apply? 
You must be a non-European taught final year student or graduate to be eligible to apply for the Tier 1 (Graduate Entrepreneur) Visa.

When are the applications open?
There are three windows per year. 

For more detailed information here.

Application for endorsement windows:

1..       15th Oct to 15th Nov 2016 (done)

2.       15th Feb to 15th March 2017 

3.       15th June to 15th July 2017 

 Events and workshops

Pitching and presentation skills workshop, Mon 9 Jan 2017

 Pitchiing and presentation Inspire the room! Mon 9 Jan 2017, Frankin Wilkins building

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Advancing Health Innovation, Tues 28 Feb 2017, 5.30pm, Guy's campus

At this evening talk you will learn about the important role innovation and entrepreneurship play in tackling challenges currently faced by the health industry. 

Keynote speaker: Sir Bruce Keogh KBE, Medical Director, NHS England

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Venture Crawl

Join us on a behind the scenes tour of some of London's most inspirational ventures and innovative spaces.

Demo day, TBC June 2017

Come and find out more about the ventures on the accelerator.


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