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 Business Plan: Keys to success

“The only place where success comes before work is in the dictionary” – Vince Lombardi Over the coming fortnight, the Ingenuity17 judges will have over 180 business plans to go through, in order to choose the Top 20. Whether this is your first or fifth Business Plan, we hope these tips can give you a final …

Ingenuity17 Meet the Speakers: Sarah Iqbal

“The greatest good you can do for another is not just to share your riches but to reveal to him his own” – Benjamin Disraeli 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 …

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 …

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 …

New Year, New You, New Goals

“There’s so much stacked against you as an entrepreneur that you just have to will yourself to the next phase” – Neil Kraft Welcome to 2017! Now is the perfect time for reflecting on 2016’s achievements and considering your goals for the coming 12 months. It’s a chance to make a fresh start, and improve you and …

Dolly Peters: Acing entrepreneurship

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 we have as much fun along the day; creating a melting pot of ideas!  Each week, we will introduce one of our exemplary members and their business …

The benefits of an inspirational working environment

“You can’t use up creativity. The more you use, the more you have” – Maya Angelou The Ingenuity Lab’s mission is to create an environment where entrepreneurs can channel their creativity and start their own enterprises. This innovative culture our community adopts is a fantastic way to generate new ideas. Our big move to The Ingenuity Centre …

Meet the Interns!

“Tell me and I forget, teach me and I may remember, involve me and I learn” – Benjamin Franklin Following a successful pilot in 2015, The Ingenuity Lab Internship scheme has expanded for 2016/17, with an ambition of 20 students joining Ingenuity Lab based businesses as interns throughout the academic year. Over the past few …