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Mei and Moosun

Graduates aim to cut student waste

Two University of Brighton graduates are aiming to make student living more sustainable with their innovative recycling enterprise. Mei-Chun Huang, who studied MA Sustainable Design, and Moosun Yoo, who studied MA Fine Art, and are now developing their business under the Tier 1 (Graduate Entrepreneur) Visa Scheme, have founded re-upbrighton to stop unwanted furniture and homewares ending…

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Starting up

Special event to celebrate Global Entrepreneurship Week

We’re excited to invite all University of Brighton students and alumni to celebrate Global Entrepreneurship Week at beepurple’s annual highlight event, ‘Starting Up’. This free celebration takes place on Wednesday 14 November at Cockcroft Hall, Moulsecoomb (5.30pm–8.00pm). Book now. It features four University of Brighton graduates returning to tell the stories of their first years…

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co-working competition

Win one year’s free membership to The Projects – Brighton’s newest co-working space

Calling all graduate entrepreneurs! Enter for your chance to win one year’s free membership to The Projects – Brighton’s newest co-working space! The University of Brighton is very excited to be partnering with The Projects – a new co-working space which will house a unique community of formidable creatives, ambitious tech entrepreneurs and enterprising startups….

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imaginarium eastbourne

beepurple will deliver support in new Eastbourne startup unit

The University of Brighton’s entrepreneurship support service, beepurple, is supporting a new student startup and entrepreneurial unit created at Eastbourne campus. The ‘Imaginarium’ is an internal business incubator conceived by Dr Ioannis S. Pantelidis, Principal Lecturer in the School of Sport and Service Management. beepurple will use the unit to deliver one-to-one support. “We want more…

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Faik Aktulga Wild Fangs

Interview with Faik Aktulga: create a business based on your passion

Faik Aktulga studied Business Management BSc(Hons) at the University of Brighton and, after graduation, he returned to his parents’ house in London to look for corporate work in the city. After a round of applications and interviews, he started to doubt his passion for the career path that he had found himself pursuing. Entrepreneurial, and…

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Interview with illustrator Dan Woodger – how to build a freelance creative career

Illustrator and animator Dan Woodger recently spoke to beepurple, the entrepreneurship support service of the University of Brighton, about building a freelance career in the creative industry. London-based Dan is a graduate of the university (BA(Hons) Illustration, 2011) whose clients have included Apple, McDonald’s, Netflix, Samsung, New York Times and GQ. Dan was pursuing a…

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Founder Chats with beepurple

‘Founder Chats with beepurple’: new podcast launched by entrepreneurship support service

The entrepreneurship support service of the University of Brighton, beepurple, has launched a new podcast featuring interviews with business founders. ‘Founder Chats with beepurple‘ is a series of eight interviews recorded over coffee in locations in Brighton and London. The majority of the guests are University of Brighton graduates in the founding years of their…

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Startup tips from ClickMechanic co-founder Andrew Jervis

In this interview, Andrew Jervis (pictured right) – co-founder of mobile car mechanic service ClickMechanic – shares his advice for student and graduate entrepreneurs. What key advice would you give to a university student looking to start their own business? Solve problems for big markets; Make your MVP [Minimum Viable Product] – quickly learn and…

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Harry Frugly

Winners announced! Santander University of Brighton Ideas Competition 2018 Final

Photos: Phil Bedford The Santander University of Brighton Ideas Competition Final 2018 took place 10 May 2018 at Moulsecoomb campus. Five finalists pitched their business ideas to a panel of judges from the local business community. As well as the cash prizes provided by Santander Universities, a generous package of business startup support was also…

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ip workshop

Free workshop: ‘Protect Your Ideas’

Wednesday 18 April, 5.30 pm to 7.30 pm  REGISTER FREE (STUDENT/GRADUATE/STAFF) Room G5, Mithras House, Moulsecoomb Photo: Edna Winti (CC by 2.0) Join us for the final beepurple workshop of 2017/18, where we will discover how to protect your ideas and creations using patents, trademarks, registered designs and copyright. Book free now (students, staff and…

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enterprise nation

Enterprise Nation unveils new platform to deliver the ‘future of business support’

Enterprise Nation has launched a dynamic new platform today, as part of its mission to become the UK’s leading provider of business support. The £2m tech-enabled platform, built with support from the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England & Wales (ICAEW), will dramatically increase the enterprise support group’s reach and resources to deliver accessible advice,…

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grow your business

Free workshop: ‘Grow Your Business’

Grow Your Business | Wednesday, 14 March 2018 5.30 pm – 7.30 pm | Room G4, Main Building, Grand Parade BOOK FREE NOW Once you’ve got started with your business or social enterprise, how can you make sure it thrives and grows? How can you build a startup that goes on getting better and better results?…

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Productivity workshop

Productivity tips from beepurple speaker Graham Allcott

Author Graham Allcott will be visiting the university on Wednesday 7 March to deliver ‘Get Things Done‘, a masterclass in productivity. The workshop takes place 5.30 pm – 7.30 pm in Room G5, Mithras House, Moulsecoomb and is free to students, graduates and staff on the University of Brighton. Registration is essential. 5 Productivity Ninja…

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make money online

Make Money Online – Free beepurple workshop

Wednesday 28 February 2018, 5.30 pm – 7.30 pm, Room G5, Mithras House, Moulsecoomb BOOK NOW In a digital world full of entrepreneurial opportunity, how do you find the winning ideas and avoid expensive pitfalls? Join us on Wednesday for a dynamic panel session where we’ll meet four people – two current University of Brighton…

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sales workshop

Free workshop: ‘Get Your First Sales’

Wednesday 7 February, 5.30 – 7.30 pm, Mithras House, Moulsecoomb BOOK NOW There are just a few spaces left to book onto beepurple‘s upcoming workshop, Get Your First Sales. Included in this session Get over the common fears and become confident selling; Understand the sales process, including how to generate sales leads; Learn the factors…

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strategic branding for startups

Branding for startups – advice from strategic designer Luke Brookes

This is a guest article by Luke Brookes, CEO/Director at Distinct Blueprint. Distinct Blueprint is a strategic brand design agency which helps businesses express their true value, connect with their ideal customers and achieve their goals, giving them a competitive edge within their desired marketplace. Luke is developing his business during a placement year on…

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Danielle pictured centre with Phil Green and Ruth Maddison of MDHUB

Graduate’s business growing fast with top support

A University of Brighton graduate is galloping to success since appearing in the university’s annual startup contest. Horse-riding entrepreneur Danielle Reynolds, 24, launched an equestrian fashion business on the back of her win in The Santander University of Brighton Ideas Competition. Now she is working with a high-level business growth network, MDHUB, to expand the…

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Meet Lucy Jamieson – textile design entrepreneur at Artemisia Designs

Graduate Lucy Jamieson studied Visual Culture at the University of Brighton. She is now based in York and is in the early stages of establishing Artemisia Designs, a textile design startup. Here she shares with beepurple the story of her entrepreneurial journey so far… Tell us about your work leading up to the creation of Artemisia…

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Santander University of Brighton Ideas Competition 2018-snas1u

Enter the Santander University of Brighton Ideas Competition 2018

Win £2000 and turn your idea into reality! Do you have an idea for a new product, service or community project? Now’s your chance to make it happen! The Santander University of Brighton Ideas Competition is open to all students and graduates of the university. It aims to reward innovation, and turn great ideas into…

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Free event: TedX speaker Roger Cowdrey’s ‘Preparing for Your Journey Into the Unknown’

Preparing for Your Journey Into the Unknown A talk about entrepreneurship with TedX speaker Roger Cowdrey International business consultant, writer and motivational speaker, Roger Cowdrey, will visit the University of Brighton to speak to students and graduates about entrepreneurship. This unique lecture takes place on Monday 4 December (4 pm to 6 pm) in Room…

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