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Entrepreneurial opportunities to enhance your skillset

What is entrepreneurship

King’s is entrepreneurial by nature. We have been striving to improve the world for nearly 200 years, from the discovery of DNA by Maurice Wilkins and Rosalind Franklin to the foundation of modern nursing by Florence Nightingale.

The world around us is rapidly changing and the global labour market is highly competitive. Developing entrepreneurial skills like disruptive thinking, compelling communication and working in a team, are key for securing future jobs and essential for starting your own business or working for yourself. 

The Entrepreneurship Institute believe that everyone can be entrepreneurial. The team host events, activities and competitions throughout the year to help you develop an entrepreneurial mindset so that you’re equipped with the skills you need to enhance your future, whatever that might hold.

Find out below about current opportunities you can get involved in.

Enterprise Award

Join the Enterprise Award to develop your entrepreneurial skills and mindset to enhance your future, whatever it might hold.

It's one of our King's Experience Awards, and you'll engage in different learning experiences over the year to discover the world of entrepreneurship and gain an award for your HEAR.

Applications close Tuesday 31 October 2023.

Idea Factory

Our flagship ideas competition, Idea Factory, is back this term for one night only!

Bring your big idea and pitch for the chance to win £250 in funding towards your next step, whether that’s building a prototype, conducting market research or buying equipment to test your idea.

Come with just an idea, or a venture you've been developing on the side. All ideas that pitch will receive one-to-one mentoring to help you develop your idea further, and winners will receive additional support.

Women Entrepreneurs Network

Did you know only one in three founders are women? At King’s we’re trying to change this!

Our Women Entrepreneurs Network increases your exposure to entrepreneurial skills, knowledge sharing and a like-minded community.

Explore entrepreneurship through events and workshops , surrounded by a supportive and creative community of female founders.

Connect with the Entrepreneurship Institute

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