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Pioneer

Pioneer is a dedicated, extra-curricular course for Birkbeck students who are interested in enterprise and entrepreneurship and who want to develop the knowledge and skills to excel as an entrepreneur.

About Pioneer 

  • Pioneer is the springboard for entrepreneurially-minded students to develop their skills and propel their enterprise journey.
  • This programme is designed to help you develop and practice the skills you need to succeed in enterprise - whether you have a business idea, have just started your business, or have an established business you'd like to scale up.
  • We are delighted to welcome a range of entrepreneurs and business experts for each of these sessions to speak on their subjects of expertise, share advice, and answer your questions in person.
  • Learn new skills, network with like-minded Pioneer participants and industry experts, and take control of your enterprise journey.

When is Pioneer?

  • Starting in November 2019, you can take part in monthly Saturday sessions focused on topics including pitching, marketing, funding and more.
  • Each Saturday session runs from 9.30am to 1pm at the Birkbeck Bloomsbury Campus.
  • Dates for Pioneer sessions are:
    • Saturday 16 November 2019
    • Saturday 7 December 2019
    • Saturday 11 January 2020
    • Saturday 8 February 2020
    • Saturday 7 March 2020
    • Saturday 4 April 2020
    • Saturday 16 May 2020.
  • A final celebration evening will be held in June.

Apply for Pioneer - Birkbeck students and recent graduates

  • Applications for Pioneer 2019-20 are now closed for current Birkbeck students and graduates from within the last two years.
  • Applications are still open for paid places for non-Birkbeck students and graduates, or Birkbeck graduates from outside the last two years.
  • Please contact (Employability Consultant for Business & Enterprise, Pioneer Manager) for questions about Pioneer and details on other events and activities around enterprise and entrepreneurship.

Apply for Pioneer - non-Birkbeck students or recent graduates

  • Applications for Pioneer 2019-20 are open for non-Birkbeck students and graduates, or Birkbeck graduates from outside the last two years.
  • See a full list of our current events. 
  • Costs for the full Pioneer programme and individual sessions are listed on the booking forms.
  • Please contact  (Employability Consultant for Business and Enterprise, Pioneer Manager) with any questions about Pioneer.

Pioneer Competition

  • Pioneer runs competitions for participants to showcase their skills of pitching and business planning, win prizes, and further develop their enterprise skills.
  • The final awards evening will take place in June 2020, with further details to follow for Pioneer participants as the programme continues.