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Explore Enterprise

Starting up a business can be daunting to say the least. So why not start your business journey with like-minded people in the same position with our Explore Enterprise programme?

Why Explore Enterprise?

Our five week programme runs from weeks 6-10 during Autumn and Spring term and will teach you all the basics of starting your own business through interactive, weekly workshops; with a chance to show off all you’ve learned in a pitching competition at the end. This is a great way to build the foundations of your business knowledge, and meet other students at the start of their own business journeys.

Programme structure

Week 1: What makes a good business idea? Explore the recipe for a good start-up and get into the team you'll work with throughout the programme.

Week 2: Market research. How can you identify a gap in the market? How can your product fill it?

Week 3: Business models. How can you create a good business model? What factors do you need to consider? 

Week 4: Pitching. It's not just about what you say, it's how you say it. Learn how to give strong presentations from the experts.

Week 5: Competition time! Put all the knowledge and skills you've learned to the test in the pitching competition with your team. 

How to get involved? 

Applications for the next Explore Enterprise programme will open in the Autumn. Apply by completing an application on Handshake. If you have any queries in the meantime please email enterprise@york.ac.uk 


Have a business idea already? Then book an appointment with the Enterprise team so we can discuss your idea and what your next steps are.