3 benefits of vegetarianism…If you’re an entrepreneur

“Take care of your body. It’s the only place you have to live” – Jim Rohn Last week, we celebrated #NationalVegetarianWeek alongside The Vegetarian Society. It’s an awareness week very close to our hearts, with The Ingenuity Lab being home to a range of innovative, healthy eating businesses, such as Nutri2Go, Swapmeat, Wholesome Juicery, and Bonzai …

Thorne Goalkeeping: Back of the Net!

“Success is no accident. It is hard work, perseverance, learning, studying, sacrifice and most of all, love of what you are doing or learning to do” – Pele At The Ingenuity Lab, no day is the same and every member has a different story and requirements.  As a group, we support each other, collaborate and ensure …

Darinka Burovska: From Introvert to Public Speaking Champion

“Effective communication is delivering the right message, to the right people and at the right time” – Darinka Burovska (MSc Entrepreneurship, Innovation and Management) Found it hard to blend in with people from different cultural backgrounds? Looking for tips to improve your communication skills?  This week, we invited our current student Darinka Burovska (MSc Entrepreneurship, Innovation and …

Ingenuity17 Meet the Speakers: Susan Hallam

‘Things are changing at a phenomenal rate, and this is your opportunity’ – Susan Hallam at the Ingenuity17 Conference During Ingenuity17, a range of experienced business men and women have mentored entrants, and helped them on their journey to #IgniteTheMind. The Ingenuity17 Conference was the first opportunity mentors, speakers and entrants had the opportunity to meet, network and collaborate. As the …

Ingenuity17 Meet the Mentors: Steve Watts

During Ingenuity17, a range of experienced business men and women have mentored entrants, and helped them on their journey to #IgniteTheMind. The Ingenuity17 Conference was the first opportunity mentors, speakers and entrants had the opportunity to meet, network and collaborate. As the competition develops, and entrants get closer to the £110,000+ prize fund, we will be showcasing some of …

Ingenuity17 Meet the Mentors: Joel Matsiko

“If you cannot see where you are going, ask someone who has been there before” – J. Loren Norris During Ingenuity17, a range of experienced business men and women have mentored entrants, and helped them on their journey to #IgniteTheMind. The Ingenuity17 Conference was the first opportunity mentors, speakers and entrants had the opportunity to meet, network …

Ingenuity17 Conference

“Collaboration equals innovation” – Michael Dell Last week, the University of Nottingham’s most iconic building had over 300 entrepreneurs walk through its doors. The Ingenuity17  Conference was a chance for teams to develop their business ideas in a supportive, collaborative and innovative environment. With over 60 mentors with entrepreneurial backgrounds ranging from app creation, brand development, IP …

Welcome to the new Ingenuity Lab

“The secret of change is to focus all of your energy, not on fighting the old, but on building the new” – Socrates The design of a workspace is so important in shaping the creativity, innovation and well-being of those who use it. Over the past 18 months, Steven Chapman and the rest of the creative …

Forbes 30 Under 30: Porterlight Bicycles

“Success is being in charge of your lifestyle and creating something you’re proud of, surrounded by people you love” – Troye Sivan Each year, the Forbes 30 Under 30 list presents the brightest young entrepreneurs, innovators and game changers. Alumni of the highly-coveted list range from iconic basketball player LeBron James, to the Chief Economist at …

5 top tips for a great Ingenuity17 application!

“The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams” – Eleanor Roosevelt Running your own business can be incredibly rewarding. It gives you the power to be flexible about when and with whom you work, and provides you with the chance to turn your passion into your career. With small businesses accounting for …