Yes, we have £10,000 to use to support our graduates get started with their business. This is provided to us by Santander Universities. You will have an opportunity to pitch for this fund on the final day of Countdown to Launch. This is normally limited to £1000 per participant, unless you blow our socks off.
We’re going to provide you with lunch, snacks and plenty of coffee, so while it may not be as nice as your mum’s cooking, you won’t starve!
No, you need to attend all five days, and you will also be required to do work in the evening. Clear your diary! If you want to run your own business you will need to make sacrifices to do so successfully. If you are not able to clear a week in your diary for this really useful program are you really ready to run a business?
We will do our best, but we’re not psychic! Please tell us dietary and educational requirements when you apply and we will try to meet them.
Yes you can, please apply for the Team Universe trajectory.
If you are all students/grads from Cardiff Met yes, please apply separately. If your business partner is not at Cardiff Met we will need to discuss this with you, please add this information to your application.
No, we don’t see entrepreneurs in the same way as they do on the apprentice. If you have a good work ethic and the ability to listen and apply what you are learning we are confident you can run a business without having to be an uber competitive alpha character.
You know what, we all hate ‘pitching’ but selling your idea is part of running a business, so if you want funding you will need to pitch, but we will give you plenty of support to make sure you can pitch confidently.