Each year, beepurple delivers an entrepreneurial training programme, with workshops on topics such as sales, marketing, intellectual property protection, funding and business planning.
Expert speakers visit to share their experiences and practical advice.
beepurple welcomes suggestions from professionals keen to inspire new entrepreneurs. If you’d like to become a beepurple guest speaker, please contact the team with your details.
Students take part in an activity during an UltraViolet summer course.
Annually, students and graduates can enter a competition to win funding and support for their idea.
The competition is widely promoted across campuses. It culminates in a prestigious pitch final where five shortlisted entrants present their ideas to a live audience.
We are grateful to the support of Santander Universities and a range of local business support firms that provide funding and prizes. To please contact us to discuss how you can get involved.
Finalist Danielle Reynolds in the 2017 Ideas competition.
Research and advice
When planning a new venture it’s vital to be able to get feedback, speak to customers and build a network.
Many of our service users engage with the business community to seek partnership and advice.
We are happy to hear from any organisation that welcomes and values the opportunity to support University of Brighton students and graduates.
We particularly enjoy connecting with alumni businesses and sharing your insights with our service users — whether through a one-to-one meeting, case study or Careers Service blog post.
beepurplers Harry Kimberley-Bowen, Tom Meades and Debbie Wright visited 10 Downing Street to discuss student startups.