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Entrepreneurship Month

The School of Business, Economics and Informatics (BEI) brings you a range of events, workshops and opportunities to learn more about Entrepreneurship during November 2014.

We are pleased to be supporting Global Entrepreneurship Week, by offering a whole month of fantastic opportunities! There are great free events to register for, a chance to win a £100 voucher for a top restaurant near London Bridge and workshops to develop your potential business start-up ideas and skills.

Social Enterprise and Entrepreneurship in Action

An opportunity to hear from two entrepreneurs about their motivations, successes, barriers and achievements. Hosted at the fabulous Brigade restaurant near London Bridge on a Saturday morning, afterwards you can spend some time mooching around Borough Market, admiring the Shard up close or taking a closer look at the iconic London Bridge.

More information and online registration

Saturday 22 November
10:00 until 12:00
Venue: Brigade, The Fire Station, 139 Tooley Street, London, SE1 2HZ

Lean Start Up Workshops

Lean Start-Up enables entrepreneurs to reduce the cost of developing new products and services by ensuring that they do not waste time and money designing features that customers do not want.  Since 2008 the best and biggest US tech start-ups have used Lean Start-up to get their new businesses developed, launched and funded. Now most of London's leading universities, incubators and accelerators teach the method and most UK early stage venture capital investors now expect start-ups they fund to have used the Lean Start-Up process.

BEI in partnership with Capital Enterprise is providing a free of charge 2 full-day workshop for students who want to acquire a practical understanding of how they can apply lean start-up tools and principles in starting and developing a highly successful and sustainable business.

More information and online registration

28 and 29 November
10:00 until 17.00
Venue: G10, 43 Gordon Square


The Entrepreneurship Survey at Birkbeck

We are currently looking for your views on how best to support your entrepreneurial development whilst studying at Birkbeck BEI. We welcome all views from students currently enrolled in our four departments on all programmes:

  • Department of Computer Science and Information Systems
  • Department of Economics, Mathematics and Statistics
  • Department of Management
  • Department of Organizational Psychology

Link to online survey


Inspire Lecture

The Association of Business Schools (ABS) has organised 80 free places for students to attend an ‘Inspire Lecture’ delivered by Sir Peter Bonfield CBE FREng (former CEO of BT and ICL). The places are available on a first-come-first-served basis. The event is on 5th November at UCL.

The lecture is part of the ‘Inspire Series’ organised by Small Business Saturday. The series will see a number of brilliant entrepreneurs and figures in the world of small business give talks and workshops to existing and aspiring small businesses & entrepreneurs for free. The series will be structured to have a workshop and participatory feel with live streaming and Twitter Q&As. 

Register online


Be an ambassador for the Low Carbon Entrepreneur 2015

City Hall are looking for current students to promote within Birkbeck the Low Carbon Entrepreneur competition 2015.

For more details and how to apply, please visit their website

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