Global Entrepreneurship Week

Global Entrepreneurship Week  (8-12 November 2021) is the world's largest entrepreneurship festival and is celebrated in 180 countries.

Global Entrepreneurship Week is a massive campaign to celebrate and empower entrepreneurs in every country and community across the world – especially those individuals who face barriers or may never have considered starting a business before. 

Global Entrepreneurship Week takes place in November.


Celebrating Global Entrepreneurship Week at UoB

The University of Birmingham will be running a series of events and opportunities to celebrate Global Entrepreneurship Week. We invite you to experiment with your own ideas, to try something new and to gain entrepreneur skills to help you work like a boss in your course, your start-up or future career. Scroll down to see the University of Birmingham events and opportunities or find a full list of global events via the Global Entrepreneurship Week website.


University of Birmingham Events

Monday 8 November

NatWest Business Builder Workshop: The Power of Mindset 13:30 - 15:00 (Online)
Join the NatWest Business Builder team to take a deep dive into The Power of Mindset. Find out how our mindset is formed and influenced to understand why different situations feel comfortable or not. You will come away with a deeper understanding of your own mindset.

Tuesday 9 November

The Keyloop Automotive Technology Competition Workshop 10:00 - 11:00  (Alan Walters Room 111)
Global automotive tech company Keyloop are looking for innovative ideas from University of Birmingham students. Enter for a chance to secure industry support, mentoring and up to £11,000 in prize money. This workshop aims to support you in creating or developing your idea for entry into the competition before the deadline of Monday 22 November.

There is a £1,000 prize for the winning University of Birmingham idea and a chance to win a further £10,000 in the national competition. Find out more about The Keyloop Automotive Technology Competition here.

Wednesday 10 November

NatWest Business Builder workshop: Writing a great 60 second pitch 10:00 - 11:30 (Online)
Join the Business Builder team as they break down the 60-second elevator pitch to help you pitch to an audience of 1 or 100 people.

How to Freelance with Windswept Workshops - 14:00 - 16:00 (Old Gym LG10 and Online)
Get help with your freelance idea. Turn your skill into profit and find out how to do it in this two hour session facilitated by Windswept Workshops

Thursday 11 November

Start-Up Visa workshop - 10:00 - 12:00 (Online)
This Start-up Visa workshop is designed for International students who are considering the option of starting a business in the UK after graduation.

Friday 12 November

NatWest Business Builder workshop: An introduction to Business Modelling - 14:00 - 15:30 (Online)
Join the Business Builder team to explore the Business Model Canvas, a one-page ‘road map’ of your business. You’ll come away with a sense of where small, medium and large changes could be made to your business model to improve the way you operate for maximum profitability and rapid growth. 

UoB Graduates can book direct by email:

All our events are open to students and graduates. If you would like to book one of the above events, please email the team at to book your place.


Ideas Fund

Get support to try your idea out with our £500 Ideas Fund. Apply before the deadline date of Sunday 21 November. 
Full funding details here

St. Lucia Boot Camp

Global Entrepreneurship Week aims to break down barriers and enable everyone access to entrepreneurship and innovation in a variety of ways not just starting a business. Therefore, you may be interested in learning enterprise related skills and we have a great opportunity exclusive to our Widening Participation and A2B students to join this unique Boot Camp with a caribbean feel. Find out more a out our St Lucia Boot Camp.

Student and Graduate Businesses at UoB

Get closer to University of Birmingham Start-Up businesses by visiting the UoB Business Directory webpage. Did you know the university has its very own student incubator in Birmingham City Centre? Find out more about the businesses based at our UoB Elevate at The Exchange incubator and see how you can get involved in the future.

Contact the B-Enterprising team

Contact the team with any questions. Email: or find a full range of services on the B-Enterprising homepage here.

Global Entrepreneurship Week is taking place 16-20 November 2020


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