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Pioneer 1.0 Programme

Pioneer 1.0 is the springboard for entrepreneurially-minded students who have a business idea that they want to turn into a reality. 

About the programme

  • This programme is designed to help you develop the knowledge and skills you need to start a business – start your journey to turn your idea, or very early-stage venture, into reality. 
  • We're delighted to welcome a range of entrepreneurs and business experts to the programme to speak on their subjects of expertise, share advice and answer your questions.
  • Learn new skills, connect 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?

  • Applications for Pioneer 2022/23 have now closed. Details of the 2023/24 programme will be made available when confirmed.
  • If you have any questions, .

Further support

Get online and develop your skills on the go, with a range of digital resources that complement our Careers and Enterprise events and workshops.

LinkedIn Learning

  • LinkedIn Learning: you can access this continually expanding library of expert-led training videos and tutorials and learn about business, technology, and software skills. All you need is your Birkbeck username and password for free, unlimited access.

The Digital Garage

  • The Digital Garage: We're excited to partner with Google's Digital Garage, a digital skills training platform to assist you in growing your business, career and confidence, online.

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