June 2, 2023, by aczjb1

Get your business idea off the ground with The Link!

At the Ingenuity Lab, the home of entrepreneurship at the University of Nottingham, we can provide a home for your ideas and a base for your business.

Connecting our participants’ ambition with our expertise, we ran our free early-stage business incubator The Link for the first time last year – and next week, we’re doing it all over again!

The Link is open to all students and alumni of the University of Nottingham, and is designed for people at the very start of their business journey, and will give you the skills and know-how to turn your idea into a viable enterprise.

From registering your business and nailing your brand to getting to grips with finances and finding your audience, the Link’s three-day programme will cover the business basics to get your venture off the ground.

Tapelo Mkwena took part in the Link last year, with the aim of taking his idea for a business and learning the skills to establish his own company.

“The Link was a great opportunity for me and my business,” he said. “I got to network with likeminded individuals and learnt more practical skills which allowed me to register my business. One year on from the experience, my business is almost ready for launch! So I’m a huge advocate for The Link.”

The Link will run from 7-9 June 2023, with sessions run by our network of experienced mentors and Entrepreneurs in Residence.

The Link 2022 Cohort

Someone else who took part in the incubator programme last year was Ganesh Singh, who has been developing a ChatGPT tool called ReviewScout over the past year.

“Participating in ‘The Link’ was an invaluable experience in the early stages of building business,” he said. “It provided me with two essential ingredients for startup success – meaningful connections and expert mentorship.

“The opportunity to interact with likeminded entrepreneurs was incredibly enriching. These interactions cultivated a sense of community and collaboration, enabling the sharing of diverse perspectives, experiences, and strategies that were instrumental in shaping my entrepreneurial journey.

“In essence, ‘The Link’ was a catalyst for ReviewScout, providing a supportive environment, strategic guidance, and a network of fellow entrepreneurs. The experience continues to have a profound impact on ReviewScout’s journey, inspiring us to push boundaries in the E-commerce industry.”

So, if you’ve got an idea for a business, but aren’t sure on the fundamentals like market research, finance and branding, then sign up for the Link today, and take your first steps on the road to business success.

Sign up here

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