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Review: UltraViolet 2018/19 Summer Startup Course

Last week saw the return of beepurple’s annual summer startup course, UltraViolet. The aim of the course, open to all students and graduates of the University of Brighton, is to equip participants with the skills, know-how and confidence to pursue their own entrepreneurial ideas. Participants arrived with a diverse range of ideas, from sole trader…

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Interview with green entrepreneurs Student Plus

Mei Chun Huang and Moosun Yoo are two University of Brighton international graduates (2017). They are currently taking part in the Tier 1 (Graduate Entrepreneur) Visa programme, endorsed by the university to develop their business and make a local impact. Here they share some of their tips and experiences learned while working on their recycling…

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Product Design innovation showcase: help students show their ideas at New Designers event

beepurple magazine designer and Product Design student Luke Brookes writes about the creative ideas that his peers have come up with to tackle some of society’s most pressing social concerns. These students are currently fundraising to be able to show their work at London’s prestigious New Designers 2019. You can help them by donating or…

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Interview with Darren Burn of

Brighton-based entrepreneur Darren Burn shares his business tips with beeepurple. Darren is co-founder of LGBT+ travel firm Describe your business in a few sentences provides tailor-made luxury travel with a focus on the LGBT+ community. Our sister company, Travel Gay, is an information resource for gay travellers all over the world. We are…

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‘Grow Your Business’: Free workshop featuring top startups

Join beepurple on Wednesday 20 March (5.30–7.30pm) at Grand Parade Building, City Campus, for an exciting speaker panel featuring four top business owners. The event is free for students, graduates and staff of the University of Brighton, but space is limited and you must book your place in advance. Hear the stories of four mature…

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‘Grow Your Network’ – free speaker panel this week

Join beepurple this week at Mithras House, Moulsecoomb campus, for the opportunity to Grow Your Network and learn new things. Book free now. Four entrepreneurs will be sharing their experiences of building business relationships. They’ll reveal the top tips and bright ideas that have helped them get more out of networking. Plus you’ll have a…

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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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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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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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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’: 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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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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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 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 – 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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