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Want to work for yourself?

Then sign up for beepurple’s FREE four-day summer school, The StartUp Hive 2024,  to get you launch-day ready! Every June, we, your Student Enterprise team, deliver a practical and engaging startup summer school, The StartUp Hive, exclusively for University of Brighton students and graduates. This year, the FREE four-day course takes place from Monday, 10… Continue Reading Want to work for yourself?

If your startup needs a cash boost, look no further!

Santander Startup Fuel 2024 Grant Fund opens today:  deadline for applications  is Monday 13 May! Freelancers, entrepreneurs and creative practitioners Are you in need of cash fuel to launch or grow your business and power it to develop  to the next level? The student enterprise team, beepurple,  are  excited to let you know that the… Continue Reading If your startup needs a cash boost, look no further!

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Winners of the Startup Ideas Competition 2024 are announced!

On Wednesday, 13 March, the six finalists of the University of Brighton’s Startup Ideas Competition 2024 went head-to-head, pitching their ideas for ‘businesses for good’ to a panel of judges, in front of a live audience. The Startup Ideas Competition, generously sponsored by Santander Universities, Create, Creative Pod, Plus Accounting and Plus X Innovation, is… Continue Reading Winners of the Startup Ideas Competition 2024 are announced!

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Pushing the boundaries of artistic expression in India during the summer of 2023

Author: Kedar Namdas, artist, designer, entrepreneur and student at the University of Brighton In the vibrant narrative of the University of Brighton, my summer break of 2023 unfurled a story of artistic and intellectual exploration. As a master’s student in user experience design and a multidisciplinary artist, designer, and entrepreneur, I embarked on a summer… Continue Reading Pushing the boundaries of artistic expression in India during the summer of 2023

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Still just over a week left to submit your prize-winning entry to the Startup Ideas Competition 2024

Entry deadline fast approaching:  Friday 16th February at 5pm! The University of Brighton’s annual Startup Ideas Competition, generously sponsored by Santander Universities, is your chance to tell us about your innovative ideas for new products,  freelance services, digital solutions, or community projects. Every year, the University of Brighton’s Student Enterprise Team,  beepurple, hosts this exciting competition to… Continue Reading Still just over a week left to submit your prize-winning entry to the Startup Ideas Competition 2024

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Looking to make money while at Uni?

beepurple, your Student Enterprise team, lead you from your idea to reality in a  three-part workshop series for any student planning to launch a sidehustle or become a freelancer There are plenty of ways you can earn extra cash while you’re at university apart from working in retail or a pub. You can take a… Continue Reading Looking to make money while at Uni?

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Be the change and enter your sustainable idea in our 2024 Startup Ideas Competition

The University of Brighton’s annual Startup Ideas Competition, generously sponsored by Santander Universities, is your chance to tell us about your innovative ideas for new products,  freelance services, digital solutions, or community projects. There are three cash prizes to be won: £1000 for the first-place winner, £500 for the second-place winner, and £250 for the third-place winner. Continue Reading Be the change and enter your sustainable idea in our 2024 Startup Ideas Competition

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Participate in a free, 12-week programme to turn your bright ideas into reality!

The University of Brighton’s beepurple team has some exciting news to share with our students!

The Santander X Explorer programme is open for applications!

A unique learning experience for you

This is an amazing opportunity for you – our students – to develop your business ideas, and experience what life as an entrepreneur could look like through a “learning by doing” methodology.  Continue Reading Participate in a free, 12-week programme to turn your bright ideas into reality!

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Brighton Works Week 2023: careers and employability

A week of activities and events focused on boosting your employability, no matter what year of study you are in, or what you are studying. Search and book any and all events today on Careers Connect. Continue Reading Brighton Works Week 2023: careers and employability

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Graduate Entrepreneur Launches New Money Exchange Shop in Central Brighton

On Tuesday, 26 September, entrepreneur and University of Brighton graduate Mohammad Hussain (featured in the photo), opened a new branch of his money exchange business ‘Brighton FX’ in central Brighton. Mohammad Hossain, Founder of Brighton FX, was joined by Councillor Mohammed Asaduzzaman, the Deputy Mayor of Brighton and Hove, at the official ribbon-cutting ceremony on… Continue Reading Graduate Entrepreneur Launches New Money Exchange Shop in Central Brighton

Thinking of becoming self-employed or going freelance in the future?

Thinking of becoming self-employed or going freelance in the future? Sign up for a four-part certificated skills program created for students. It’s FREE and it’s called Work For Yourself Continue Reading Thinking of becoming self-employed or going freelance in the future?

Santander Startup Fuel grants programme launched: applications deadline is 14 July!

Freelancers, founders and social entrepreneurs Are you in need of cash fuel to launch or grow your business and power it to develop  to the next level? We (Clare and Helen, the beepurple team) are  excited to announce the launch of the Santander University of Brighton Startup Fuel Grants, with over £15,000 worth of funding… Continue Reading Santander Startup Fuel grants programme launched: applications deadline is 14 July!

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Are you planning to start your own business or go freelance?

Every June, the beepurple team delivers a practical and engaging startup course called ‘StartUp Hive’, exclusively for University of Brighton students and graduates.

This year, the free three-day course takes place from Monday, 12 June to Wednesday 14 June, in the Creativity Suite, Moulsecoomb Campus. Continue Reading Are you planning to start your own business or go freelance?

Meet our startups: Bronwyn Celeste Art

In this spot where we explore some of the businesses we’ve supported, University of Brighton International Event Management graduate, Bronwyn Celeste, shares her journey from student to artist. “My name is Bronwyn and I studied International Event Management at the University of Brighton. I started my business in my year off from university – after I… Continue Reading Meet our startups: Bronwyn Celeste Art

Meet our startups: Megan Faith Makes

In this spot where we explore some of the businesses we’ve supported, University of Brighton photography graduate, Megan Faith, shares her journey from student to founder of  a knitting and crochet business.   “Originally from Brighton, and having gone to Brighton Steiner School,  I developed a love for all things creative.  At A-level I studied… Continue Reading Meet our startups: Megan Faith Makes

Grow your online sales as a creative product business

Catherine Erdly is  a small business consultant, independent retail expert and membership host of the Resilient Retail Club.  You’ll find plenty of brilliant free resources on her website. She is also author of Tame your tiger:  how to stop your product business eating you alive   As creative product  founders, growing online sales will be… Continue Reading Grow your online sales as a creative product business

Talented entrepreneurs rewarded with prize money in University of Brighton Ideas Competition

On Wednesday evening 29 March, beepurple, the University’s startup support team, hosted the 2023 University of Brighton Ideas Competition. The Ideas Competition Final – made possible with the support of Santander UK Universities – is one of the highlights of our beepurple calendar. At the final last week, eight students pitched head-to-head to compete for cash… Continue Reading Talented entrepreneurs rewarded with prize money in University of Brighton Ideas Competition

beepurple webinar on financial planning basics

Simple pricing and money hacks for freelancers and founders With Krystle McGilvery, award winning financial expert @uobbeepurple webinar 5.30-7.30 22 March 2023 Krystle McGilvery,  finance and behaviour change expert, shows you how to price your work, manage your cashflow and breathe! It can be a very overwhelming time when starting up your own business as… Continue Reading beepurple webinar on financial planning basics

Be inspired to find your purpose and passion in this live beepurple event open to all

Neurodiverse Founders: dynamic startup stories Wednesday, 1 March, from 5:30pm until 7:30pm, in-person, City Campus. Do you have millions of ideas but get overwhelmed trying to do too much? Do you have a passion that could lead to a great freelance business, social enterprise or startup but feel frozen and hesitant to unlock your brilliance?… Continue Reading Be inspired to find your purpose and passion in this live beepurple event open to all

Are you ready to learn how to build your self-belief and promote you or your business more confidently to your network, market and customers?

Are you ready to learn how to build your self-belief and promote yourself or your business more confidently to your network, market, and customers?  Join Michelle Okwudiafor, career and confidence coach and founder of @career_invest  and @uobbeepurple, the startup team, online on Wed 22 Feb 5.30-7.30 to learn practical tips to help you and/or your business become visible and gain confidence you deserve. Continue Reading Are you ready to learn how to build your self-belief and promote you or your business more confidently to your network, market and customers?

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