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Pioneer 1.0 - Start a Business

About Pioneer 1.0

  • Pioneer 1.0 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, are freelancing or are at the early stages of starting your business.
  • 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.
  • Learn new skills, network with like-minded Pioneer participants and industry experts, and take control of your enterprise journey.
  • Pioneer 1.0 is a virtual programme with all sessions taking place live online. 

When is Pioneer 1.0?

  • Starting in November 2020, you can take part in monthly Saturday sessions focused on topics including pitching, marketing, funding and more.
  • Each Saturday session runs virtually from 10am to 1pm.
  • Dates for the 2020/21 Pioneer 1.0 sessions are:
    • Saturday 14 November 2020
    • Saturday 12 December 2020
    • Saturday 16 January 2021
    • Saturday 20 February 2021
    • Saturday 20 March 2021
    • Saturday 17 April 2021
    • Saturday 22 May 2021.
  • A final celebration event will be held in June.

Apply for Pioneer 1.0 - Birkbeck students and recent graduates

  • Applications for Pioneer 1.0 2020-21 are open for current Birkbeck students and graduates from within the last two years to apply. 
  • Complete the application form to apply.
  • Applications close at 5pm on Friday 16 October 2020.
  • All applicants will be informed either way if they have been successful in securing a place by 23 October 2020.
  • If you have any queries, please , directing your query to Jenna Davies for questions about Pioneer 1.0.

Apply for Pioneer 1.0 - non-Birkbeck students or recent graduates

  • Non-Birkbeck students and graduates, or Birkbeck graduates from outside the last two years, can enrol for the Pioneer 1.0 2020/21 short course.
  • Further details including costs are listed on the short course page.
  • If you have any queries, please , and direct your query to Jenna Davies for questions about Pioneer 1.0