Birkbeck delivers a valuable suite of enterprise and entrepreneurship activities and continues to expand its’ support through the Enterprise Pathways programme, providing tailored support and expertise to match our diversity of students who are pursuing, or considering, an entrepreneurial career.
Birkbeck has a hugely diverse student cohort including those at the beginning of their career and setting out on their entrepreneurial path, to those who are making a career transition and using their expertise to establish something on their own.
Sitting within our wider Birkbeck Futures service, our range of initiatives support entrepreneurial students across the university; be it self-employment, starting up or growing an existing venture, or developing valuable entrepreneurial skills to enhance their career, Enterprise Pathways provides a platform for development.
Our activities include:
Pioneer 1.0: a dedicated extra-curricular short course for students with a business idea or early-stage venture, this programme takes 150 students on a journey to learn the foundations of starting a business, culminating in our in-house competition with finalists pitching to an esteemed panel of judges to win a valuable package of business support.
Pioneer 2.0: building on the success of our 1.0 programme, Pioneer 2.0 provides tailored coaching and support for up to 40 students with existing businesses to help them grow their ventures and reach the next level of their business journey, with funding opportunities to support their development.
Virtual Start-up Event Series: hosting a fortnightly online event series with exciting entrepreneurs and expert speakers to help our students develop their entrepreneurial skills and knowledge, whether they are looking to start or grow a business or boost their career opportunities.
Mentoring: matching entrepreneurial students to enterprise mentors through Birkbeck’s wider Mentoring Pathways programme
Digital resources: a range of online support providing students with the opportunity to learn valuable skills and gain insights into entrepreneurship, as well as access our digital library of bite size online workshops.
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