Business Start-up Week 2017

04 April 2017

Aberystwyth University’s annual Business Start-up Week takes place from Monday 10th to Thursday 13th April.

The programme of free business skills workshops designed around the key issues which face a start-up business or social enterprise. 

Focusing on essential business skills training, the Business Start-up Week programme includes sessions on market research, marketing, selling techniques, digital marketing, financial forecasting and control, and legal issues. 

The schedule also includes two presentations by role models who have started successful businesses.

The University’s Enterprise Manager, Tony Orme, who has run Business Start-up Week at the University for the past ten years, explains:  “If you’ve ever dreamt of starting your own business or want to turn your good idea into a great business, then Business Start-up Week will be ideal for you.

“The free workshops offer inspiration and first-hand experience from successful entrepreneurs and tips and practical guidance from business advisors and enterprise staff from the University. 

“The format offers flexibility for participants to attend the full programme of sessions, or to identify topics which are of particular interest to them.

“An added benefit of attending this event is the opportunity to meet like-minded entrepreneurs and build a support network to draw on when taking your business idea forward. 

Open to all, including Aberystwyth University staff, students and graduates, and free of charge to participants, the workshops will be held on Aberystwyth University’s Penglais campus. 

Business Start-Up Week is a partnership between Aberystwyth University’s Careers Service and the Welsh Government’s Big Ideas Wales.

For further information and to book a place on one or more workshops, please contact Louise Somerfield on