Thinking like an Entrepreneur


Thinking like an Entrepreneur


The programme will focus on developing students’ enterprise skills and supporting them to create their own ventures in the creative industries. The programme will be delivered as an intensive ‘business bootcamp’ at Ilia State University. The programme will guide students through the business start-up journey and equip them with skills in business planning, ideation and pitching.

Date and Time:

09:30 to 20:00 on July 16th


University students with an idea for a business or an interest in pursuing an entrepreneurial career path within the creative industries.


Developing students’ knowledge of business start-up in a creative industry context;

Providing students with the skills to launch a business in the creative industries;

Raising awareness of Creative Spark and of the value of enterprising skills more broadly.

Bootcamp will be delivered by Professor Gurpreet Jagpal, Aldridge Institute for Enterprise and Entrepreneurship, UWE Bristol

In order to attend the Bootcamp, please register beforehand (follow the link - )

Deadline: July 14th, 23:59

Facilitator Profile

Professor Gurpreet Jagpal

Professor and Director of the Aldridge Institute for Enterprise and Entrepreneurship

DBA: Higher Education Management, MBA: Master of Business Administration, MSc: Real Estate Management, BA (Hons), MBTI Certified Practitioner, ILM Certificate

Gurpreet is the Professor and Director of the Aldridge Institute for Enterprise and Entrepreneurship, which is a pioneer in enterprise education, established to transform the futures of young people and support the next generation of entrepreneurs thereby creating a more successful economy.

Prior to this, Gups was Director of Research, Enterprise and Innovation at London South Bank University (LSBU, and CEO of South Bank University Enterprises Ltd (SBUEL) where his main responsibilities include the strategic and day-to-day operations for London South Bank University’s (LSBU) research and enterprise activities.

An inspirational, transformational and visionary Director, with over a decade of experience, spanning a number of higher education institutions, Gurpreet has successfully established, executed and fostered the growth of a number of enterprise and business outreach centers  strengthening their links with local industry.

His expertise span the areas of: research support; knowledge transfer; enterprise skills; entrepreneurship; innovation; life coaching; management consulting; mentoring; project management; commercial property and business development. Gurpreet also runs his own residential property business specializing in buy-to-lets and project-managing renovations.


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