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Start-up Weekend – June

June 15 & June 16 @ 10:00 am - 4:30 pm

start-up weekend group of people and startup business course


June 15 , June 16 @ 10:00 am 4:30 pm
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Make It Studios
Unit 7 Block 2, Fromehall Mill
Stroud , GL5 3EH United Kingdom
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Julie Ellison

If you’re curious about starting your own business, join us at this FREE two-day start-up course for the chance to find out more and bring your ideas to life!


Who is this course for?

The Start Your Business course is for you if…

  • You have a business idea you’re itching to turn into reality
  • You have the germ of a business idea in your head and want to explore it more with other business owners
  • You’re in full-time work and have ambitions to start your own business


What will I do at the weekend?

  • Explore and test your idea with like-minded individuals, and build your network;
  • Receive inspiration, insights and top tips from social enterprise experts and speakers;
  • Gain new skills and learn the basics of how to set up a business;
  • Create a simple one-page plan for your new business
  • Meet other budding entrepreneurs and start your journey together!

By the end of the weekend, you will have clear next steps for taking your ideas forward and making it happen!


Interested in Social Enterprise?

This course will also include support that’s specific to the purpose-led business, whether that’s a social enterprise, charity, or social business, to help you learn the basics of how to set up a sustainable business that makes a difference locally or globally.


Who’s delivering this course?

Director of Make It Studios CIC, Jules is a social entrepreneur, business adviser and educator with over 10 years experience supporting enterprises to start well and grow. An experienced trainer and educator Jules enjoys sharing her knowledge and empowering entrepreneurs to achieve the change they want to see in the world. Jules also lectures at Bath Spa University. Big interests include creativity, social innovation and sustainable development.


Where is it held?

This course is taking place at Make It Studios co-working space in Stroud. Make It Studios is Stroud’s newest shared workspace offers hot desking with business support, training, room hire and public classes. Based at Fromehall Mill, just a short walk along the canal path from Stroud town Centre, parking available.

Getting there: Don’t follow your Sat Nav! Turn down Lodgemore Lane and follow this road down, over the bridge, then turn right and drive down the canal path. You’ll see Make It Studios right next to the small car park.

A buffet lunch and refreshments are provided on both days. Free parking is available on-site.

*Please let us know of any dietary requirements at least 5 days before the course starts.



Start-up Weekends are offered by Start and Grow Enterprise, a University of Gloucestershire project with funding from the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF). Start and Grow Enterprise supports the growth of Gloucestershire-based entrepreneurs and start-ups (trading up to 3 years) through free training, events, networks and resources.

To take part in the Start and Grow Enterprise project, you will need to complete a short joining form.