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Vision To Venture: £5000 for researchers to start their own business!

Vision To Venture: £5000 for researchers to start their own business!

We are pleased to announce the latest addition to the C-DICE programme – Vision To Venture: Creating Your Consultancy Future – offering £5000 worth of funding in a competitive “Dragons’ Den” format for postdoctoral researchers to develop and launch their own business.

With personalised mentorship from industry experts and a supportive online community, researchers will learn how to create a compelling pitch and then put their skills into action – with a £5,000 prize for the top pitch to bring the consultancy business to life. Vision To Venture is an intense four-week accelerator – designed to build consultancy skills and competencies within the infrastructure, cities, energy, and net-zero realms. Beyond developing actionable consultancy initiatives directly from their research, researchers will nail their business proposition, develop a solid business case, build proficiency in the art of personal branding, and craft a persuasive pitch – the key ingredients for the blueprint of a consultancy business.

The sessions will begin in person at Loughborough University on 25 June 2024, followed by online mentorship, guidance, and reviews – all leading up to a final pitch on 23 July 2024.

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