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January 23, 2020 Thursday 11:49:34 AM IST

Start Up 2020 offers insights for aspiring entrepreneurs

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King’s College London and Enterprise UK organised Start Up 2020 on 18 January 2020. The event had over 1800 attendees to hear from over 100 inspiring, innovating entrepreneurs and small businesses, alongside experts from King’s Entrepreneurship Institute, staff and alumni, and the team from Enterprise Nation. Anne Boden, the founder of digital mobile-only Starling Bank, and Rafe Offer, founder of Sofar Sounds were the key speakers.

A panel discussion on how to manage starting a business whilst studying was also held. One top tip was: “don’t be afraid to ask for help, the opportunities for support whilst at university are huge so make sure you make the most of them”. Another tip was: “make sure to test your assumptions early on, don’t build a full perfect product before you know people want and will pay for it”.

The event had ten different stages and interactive zones, covering the breadth of key skills for the modern entrepreneur, ranging from creating a viable business plan, to branding and PR.