Before the Programme
Learn as much as possible of the Warwick startup ecosystem and meet us while applications open to understand and ask about the Warwick Incubator.
Welcome to Enterprise at Warwick
3rd October, 6:00pm-7:30pm, OC0.03
We host a joint event with all the entrepreneurial societies of the ecosystem. Each society explains their goals for the upcoming year and the niche they focus on.
Warwick Business School Fair
4th October, 3:00pm-7:00pm, 1st & 2nd floors WBS atriums
Come and meet us in the society fair for WBS students!
5th October, 11:00am-4:00pm
Come and meet us in the Piazza!
6th October, 6:00-8:00pm, OC0.02
We introduce you in-depth to the Warwick Incubator curriculum and a 20 minute panel with successful student entrepreneurs.
14th October, time and location TBC
A one-day event in collaboration with Warwick Tech on the current entrepreneurial & tech trends consisting of talks and workshops. This is a MUST for all cohort applicants to attend.
Resources We Provide
Seasoned entrepreneurs and incubator/accelerator members provide a talk, workshop, tips and other resources on specific topics for the 16 weeks.
Each startup is assigned a mentor from their industry. Mentee and mentor meet every few weeks either through Skype call or a catch up in London over coffee.
Tech and business development student mentors with vast startup experience provide mentorship anytime during the academic year.
Day visits to entrepreneurial ecosystems such as London (Google Campus, Huckletree, etc) and Cambridge (Judge Business School and Serious Impact).
Warwick Demo Day
The 10 best startups pitch to other societies, students and staff. A seasoned panel chooses the top 5 startups and audience elects an ‘Audience Winner’.
Shard Demo Day
The best startups pitch to investors, accelerators, angels and alumni at the Warwick Business School London Campus.
Overview of the Curriculum
In our 16-week programme, we aim to guide aspiring startups from the university from customer discovery to go to market strategies. At the end our startups get to pitch at the Shard in London in front of Investors, Angels, Mentors and leading Accelerators.
Business Model Development
During the first stage of the programme, we will work with you to transform your idea into a full fledge business model. This will help you identify its strengths and weaknesses, along with identifying the potential market size and capitalisation of the industry. This step is crucial as it will be the foundation of your idea, as well as showing you the next steps of your entrepreneurial journey.
The next step entails testing your business model by studying and surveying your potential customers, who will provide you feedback. You will then use the feedback to create a solid business plan with the end goal of developing an MVP (minimum viable product). Finally, it’s time to start converting the people and businesses you have spoken to into early adopters and customers!
The final step of the programme equips you with the knowledge and network you need to grow and scale your business such as marketing, legal and fund raising sessions. You’ll gain the skills to pitch your business idea to investors and other audiences, with the incubator culminating the programme to pitch your business to a panel of students at our Campus Demo Day and investors at our Shard Demo Day!
After the Programme
Even after the programme is over, Warwick Incubator still has a positive impact on students!
Warwick Incubator Alumni Group
A Facebook group in which all cohort members from all years discuss on their progress, ask questions and inspire each other.
Warwick Incubator Mentorship Scheme
All the mentors, founders and investors you meet will remain in your network to help you along the journey even after the programme is over.
Warwick Incubator Network Group (Coming Soon!)
A Linkedin group in which all our partners, entrepreneurial Warwick alumni, UK startup ecosystem, all cohorts and Incubator core team stay active on the current developments of innovation and enterprises.