B-Enterprising Boot Camp

Invent your way to winning part of a £2,000 Prize Pot!

The B-Enterprising Boot Camp is an intensive and exciting competition exclusive to University of Birmingham students. Have fun developing your enterprising skills by working on real-life business solutions all whilst gaining great experience for your CV.

Boot Camp with Accenture: 5-12 March 2021

Accenture invite University of Birmingham students and graduates to create solutions as part of their Tech Vision 2020 drive.

Unlock your hidden talents

The Boot Camp is a fantastic opportunity for you to tackle a real world business challenge set by our guest partner, Accenture. Find out what it is like to work like an entrepreneur and develop a range of enterprise skills to boost your CV including; teamwork, project management, research, problem solving, ideas generation, leadership and pitching.

The Boot Camp will be streamed accessibly online, and will take place from Friday 5 March – Friday 12 March 2021.

Accenture will reveal the Boot Camp challenge on the first day and our skills sessions will guide you throughout as you set to work on finding a solution and creating a final pitch for a chance to win one of the team prizes.

Accenture

We are delighted to welcome back Accenture for the Spring 2021 Boot Camp. In light of the global pandemic, Accenture is looking for University of Birmingham students to come up with solutions to help industries which have been negatively impacted by the Coronavirus pandemic using one of their Tech Vision 2020 technologies. Find out more about Accenture in the FAQ Section below.

How to apply for Boot Camp

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FAQs

Who can apply?

The Boot Camp is open to all students (undergraduates, postgraduates and graduates from all schools and colleges), and gives you a rare opportunity to work in a multi-disciplinary team with an emphasis on diversity and inclusion. You do not need any prior experience or knowledge with technology.

Whatever entrepreneurial skills you have, whether that be a lot or none, or if you have a start-up idea you are thinking about exploring, the Boot Camp is fit for all skill bases.

Do I need a Team to Apply?

No, you can apply as an individual, and teams will be allocated on the first day of the Boot Camp.

More about Accenture

Accenture is a global professional services company with leading capabilities in digital, cloud and security. Combining unmatched experience and specialized skills across more than 40 industries, Accenture offer Strategy and Consulting, Interactive, Technology and Operations services—all powered by the world’s largest network of Advanced Technology and Intelligent Operations centers.

They embrace the power of change to create value and shared success for their clients, people, shareholders, partners and communities.

What impact has the Boot Camp had?

The Boot Camp has previously enabled successful students to: secure an internship with Virgin Money, become Lifestart Virgin ambassadors, the opportunity to visit headquarters and pitch their idea, improve their chance of gaining a graduate role by gaining skills employers are looking for, create a start-up business.

Previous collaborators include:

  • IBM
  • Virgin Start-Up
  • Virgin Money

Previous Boot Camp winners

  • March 2021 - This could be you!
  • February 2020 - Team Tenterprise
    Team Tenterprise came up with an innovative idea to help partially sighted individuals using future digital technologies. 118 students took part in our biggest Boot Camp to date.
  • November 2018 - Team Giving Joy
  • November 2017 - Team $mart Save
  • February 2017 - Team Ulysses
  • February 2016 - Team Four
Kieran Fitzgerald

Kieran Fitzgerald

BSc Economics

“We had 1...2...3... ideas and it was midday on Sunday and we had to present the idea Monday evening. We went from having three completely conflicting ideas to really streamlining a winning idea by the end of Monday.”

Contact

Contact the B-Enterprising Team with any questions at benterprising@contacts.bham.ac.uk.

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