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Start-up Weekend – February – Launch your idea!

February 16 & February 17 @ 10:00 am - 4:30 pm

start-up weekend group of people and startup business course


February 16 , February 17 @ 10:00 am 4:30 pm
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The Growth Hub, Oxstalls Campus
The Growth Hub, Oxstalls Campus, Oxstalls Lane, Longlevens
Gloucester , GL2 9HW United Kingdom
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01242 715400


Julie Ellison

Got an idea for a business? Thinking about working freelance around your studies? Want to start up your own venture? This course will show you how you can make it happen.

This is a two-day event providing inspiration, skills and a place to test new ideas, for anyone with a business or freelance idea. Covering all the basics, you will leave with a one-page business plan, key advice, and clear next steps for launching your enterprise.


Who is this course for?

The Start and Grow Enterprise Start-up Weekend is for you if…

  • You have a business or freelance idea you’re itching to turn into reality
  • You’re ready to explore your idea in a supportive group
  • You want to know the basics of getting started
  • You’re based in Gloucestershire


What will I do during the weekend?

  • Explore and test your idea with support from business owners and experts
  • Find out how to take your first steps towards setting up a successful business
  • Create a simple one-page plan for your new business
  • Gain new skills and knowledge you can use to turn your dream into a reality
  • 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!


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 event is held at The Growth Hub in Gloucester; a centre of support and learning for growing businesses. Lunch and refreshments* are provided on both days, and 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.