As part of Global Entrepreneurship Week, the University of Warwick showcased the Warwick Innovation District and it’s new space in Junction.
Warwick Innovation Day took place on Thursday 11th November 2021
A day of inspiration, networking, innovation and catching up. Our space is newly refurbished and ready for innovating! We also have a new Esports space and kit, Incubator and Accelerator programmes and spaces.
To help you learn more, we hosted a series of informal sessions on raising finance and investment, business support and being part of our network. So, whether you’re a student with ambition, alumni, staff member, academic, local business, or entrepreneur – click below to watch a session.
Incubators and Accelerators – What’s it all about? Watch here An exploration of incubators and accelerators – to help start or grow business. Join a conversation with those who offer support and programmes with the University of Warwick, and find out what the benefits are from those who have worked with it.
Ingenuity 2021/22 Watch here Tackling the UK’s major social and environmental challenges through the creation of innovative start-ups. We are looking to find the best and brightest ideas that will make the greatest impact across the UK. Focusing on building community, improving health and tackling climate change.
Design Thinking with Bo Kelestyn Watch here In this interactive and thought provoking session we will explore the fundamentals of design thinking. We will focus on a few tools to build up your creative confidence, explore key terms and vocabulary, and help you reflect on your designerly mindset. This session is for anyone looking to be more creative in their daily life, academic studies or entrepreneurial activities.
James Da Costa – From Warwick student entrepreneur into McKinsey and through to founder Watch here Hear about James’ journey from a student entrepreneur at Warwick and corporate business builder at McKinsey, to building a Y Combinator and VC-backed fintech in Africa. A discussion forum with questions from David Plumb, Chief Innovation Officer.
Joining the Dots Watch here An entrepreneurs journey from student to graduate entrepreneurship. Warwick Innovation District’s entry points for aspiring and active entrepreneurs, with Alex McLeod – Providing guidance and support to University of Warwick graduates who want to start their own enterprise.
Find Funding for your Business Watch here This session will provide you with an understanding of the SME business support eco-system, much of which is fully funded. Whether you are industry focussed or sell on the high street, B2B or B2C, you will learn something to your advantage.
Investment in Start-ups – Angel Investor and founder perspective Watch here Minerva Business Angels, part of the University of Warwick Science Park Ltd is one of the most prolific investors in Midlands’ start-ups – In this session you’ll hear from both sides of the equation involved in the investment model, equally applicable to those interested in learning about early investing and companies seeking investment.
Network with our entrepreneurs, experts and advisors Contact us for more Inside our new Incubator space we showcased the business support we offer and our business collaborators, including the new NatWest Accelerator. Some of our successful entrepreneurs were exhibiting too, showing the diversity of the products and services we support.
Esports Sessions – Desso Hall More here The Esports Centre hosted a day of activity, to help you learn more about the new Centre and how you could get involved as a player, partner, or even as a sponsor.