Generation Sheffield - How I Got Started/Came Up With My Idea
Tuesday 21st March 2017
5.30pm - 8.00pm
Sheffield Hallam University, Careers and Employability Centre, Hallam Square, Sheffield, S1 2LX
Always thought you'd got a business in you? Not sure what kind of business? Searching for the right idea? How do you find the right idea? Where do the ideas even come from?
At our last event we had several first year students who were 'interested' in the concept of self employment butwere still searching for the Big Idea. That gave us an idea!
Let's find out how others do it... how did they get started? Where did their ideas come from? And did they stick with that first idea?
Our panel includes:
Claire Burn & Emily Sargeantson - Relish Learning - Claire and Emily are now moving fast in their e-learning business - their route into business came after working in the industry previously. It's a great route - an opportunity to learn the ropes, get to know the market, and understand how a business operates in a sector. A 'business apprenticeship' even! Find out from them how they made the transition from 'working in' a business to setting one up... and of course getting their idea!
Faye Savory- Faye from Bear Hugs Gifts had a more traumatic way of discovering her business idea. Whilst taken ill, her friend sent her a present that literally transformed her life... Faye vowed that when she got better she would enable others to benefit from similar presents and that's how Bear Hugs Gifts started. And Faye has proved that there really is a market for 'hugs in a box'.
Our final panel member, Steve Rimmer, has had many many ideas... and to date it has led to three businesses: CADS, Party For The People, and Tickets For Good. Steve is a serial social entrepreneur - although multiple businesses, they all have a similar theme... doing good! Wo how did Steve get started? Where was his inspiration that caused his lightbulb moment?
We can guarantee that our panel will get your creative juices flowing... and if that's not enough we will be including some idea generation activities during the evening.
We can assure you that you will leave Inspired, Motivated, and Raring to get going on your business idea!
This is what the event looks like....
5:30 pm Arrival, drinks networking, and nibbles
6:00 pm Welcome from the Sheffield Hallam University team
6:15pm Panel Introductions and insights into 'How I Got Started' from Clare, Emily and Faye
6.45 pm Over to you for your own ideas stimulated by our first two panelists
7.05 pm Insights into 'How I Kept My Idea Going And Made It Grow And Grow' from Steve
7.50pm How The Enterprise team Can Help With Your Idea
8:00 pm Close and networking
As ever we need to know quickly if you can join us.
If you have any questions about the event, please contact us on 0114 243 4666
If you haven't already heard of or haven't been to a Generation Sheffield Event, click here to watch our video and hear what some of the young entrepreneurs have to say about the events!
Please note that places are limited on a first come, first served basis.
Sheffield Hallam University through it’s Careers and Employability Centre offers specialist business knowledge, mentoring support, workspace and much more to graduates looking at entrepreneurship as a career option. This initiative is an integral part of that service.
Andy Hanselman Consulting help businesses and their people create competitive advantage by 'Thinking in 3D'! That means being Dramatically and Demonstrably Different. Jill is one of the business advisors at Sheffield Hallam University and has created these events having spotted a need among the young entrepreneurs attending 1:1 sessions.