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Don’t forget that the deadline for entries to the  University of Brighton’s annual ideas competition, generously sponsored by Santander Universities, is coming fast.  Don’t, miss your chance to tell the beepurple startup team about your creative ideas for new products,  freelance services, digital solutions, or community projects. Competition winners not only receive cash prizes –…

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beepurple workshop on purpose-led business

Doing Good: How to make the world a better place with your startup  Wednesday, 23 November 2022, 5.30pm-7.30pm,  Grand Parade, City campus Grab your ticket here. Whatever your business ambition, you can do good in the world! It is encouraging to see a movement of ‘businesses for good’ growing in the UK – all of…

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Make your ideas happen 2022/23

The University of Brighton’s annual ideas competition, generously sponsored by Santander Universities, is your chance to tell us about your creative ideas for new products,  freelance services, digital solutions, or community projects. Every year, the University of Brighton’s beepurple startup team hosts this exciting competition to find out about all the amazing ideas our students…

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beepurple shows you how to create a one page business plan

Making a plan for your startup:  get your ideas out of your head and into action Free workshop, Wednesday, 16 November 2022, 5.30pm-7.30pm, in person, Elm House, Moulescoomb Grab your ticket here When you have a new idea for a startup, it is sometimes difficult to know how to work out whether your idea is…

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Final call for Wed 2 Nov webinar: TikTok and Instagram for business

Epic TikTok and Instagram for startups Wednesday 2 November 2022, 5.30-7.30, via Zoom Book your spot. @uobbeepurple, the startup team and Katherine George, a multi-award winning social media expert and entrepreneur at @ohsosocialmarketing will be sharing essential digital marketing tips for building your community, brand, and sales on TikTok and Instagram in this new Zoom workshop. What will…

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How to make money while you study: startups, freelancing and side-hustles

How to make money while your study. Learn directly from other students who are their own boss.

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How do you create and run a startup or freelance business in a sustainable and socially responsible way?..

  …Find out by  joining our free beepurple webinar on 23 March featuring a panel of local, ethical founders who will share their tips with you…. What is the name of this event? The ethically minded startup When and where does it take place? Wednesday 23 March, from 5:30pm – 7:30pm held virtually via Zoom Describe…

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Startup Booster grant offers up to £2,000 to University of Brighton startups

The beepurple team is excited to announce the launch of the Santander X University of Brighton Startup Booster Grants, with £25,000 worth of funding available!

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Learn where you can access business startup funding from local experts in a free beepurple workshop

Join us virtually on Wednesday 9 February from 5:30pm – 7:30pm to find out more. Book your place now

FREE Zoom beepurple workshop on hype-free marketing tactics for students and alumni going freelance or setting up their own business

No research, no marketing, no sales: get your marketing working  using empathy, authority and story to build your customer base Wednesday 17 November, from 5.30–7.30pm BOOK your FREE place here https://brighton.onlinesurveys.ac.uk/no-research-no-marketing-no-sales   Having recently launched their own new business, marketing expert Simon Batchelar @pallantdigital is perfectly placed to remind you of the importance of researching your…

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Ask the founder: join beepurple in a live chat with four amazing University of Brighton creative entrepreneurs and freelancers

Wednesday 10 November, from 5:30pm – 7:30pm, on Zoom Sign up here, it’s free: https://brighton.onlinesurveys.ac.uk/ask-the-founder   To celebrate Global Entrepreneurship Week 2021 (starting 8 November), beepurple are bringing together a panel of creative practitioners (all former UoB students) to discuss what it takes to start from scratch and build up your own company. In this…

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Create a Compelling Story For Your Business or Startup

Whether talking to your customer, investor or partner, you need to be able to clearly describe your business, ethics and purpose. Customers increasingly want to support businesses that share their values and beliefs. You must share your story so that they can understand what drives you as a business owner.  That way, you can help…

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Start a Business as a Student with beepurple, the University’s entrepreneurship service

Did you know that the Careers & Employability team can help you start your own business or side hustle whilst you are studying? Each year, we support 100s of students and graduate to start up!

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Make your idea happen and win a cash prize

Do you have an idea for a new product, service or community project? The Santander University of Brighton Ideas Competition is your chance to make it happen.

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Make Your Idea Happen in 2021

The annual Santander entrepreneurial ideas competition organised by the University of Brighton’s beepurple team has been running for over 15 years!

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Be More Skilled Week – Creative Problem Solving

Creative thinking and problem solving are essential skills for the workplace.

Careers and Higher Education Podcasts As Lockdown Eases

In a world where we have spent months unable to connect with people face to face, I have become increasingly interested in connecting to the world via podcasts. I would normally listen to movie podcasts whilst making dinner, but I saw that Labour Market Information (LMI) god Charlie Ball was speaking on a podcast I…

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Uplifting Graduate Story

Hi, I’m Danny Hatcher, a postgraduate student studying strength and conditioning at the University of Brighton, having graduated my sport coaching degree in June 2018. I am both nervous and excited, writing this piece about my journey and sharing it with you all. My second year as an undergraduate really started testing me with my…

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Free Entrepreneurship Start-Up Course

Gain the skills and confidence you need to start your own business this summer Every June, the Beepurple team hosts a business start-up course aimed at final year students and recent graduates from the University of Brighton. This course, called ‘UltraViolet’, is a fantastic opportunity for students to develop the skills and confidence they need…

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Santander Universities Growth Grant

Students and graduate entrepreneurs from the University of Brighton have received a cash boost, thanks to a funding initiative from Santander Universities.  Businesses were invited to apply for the Santander University of Brighton Growth Grant, a new initiative intended to support those that have begun trading. Santander Universities already supports early-stage entrepreneurs through a bi-annual…

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