Workshops

Are you considering entrepreneurship as a career option? Are you looking to access support, guidance and training to make it happen?

To find out the essentials of starting a business, check out our workshop series below. Delivered by a range of experts and tailored specifically for business propositions coming out of academia, the sessions will cover everything from IP and routes to market to start-up finance and understanding customers.

19 January 2022 – 13:00-14:00

Understanding intellectual property (19 Jan)

Intellectual property is an essential part of innovative new businesses and can be one of their main assets. But what do we mean by innovation and intellectual property, and how can a young business best exploit the intellectual property at its disposal? This 1-hour interactive workshop will cover: Why is innovation important? What is Intellectual […]

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25 January 2022 – 13:00 – 14:00

Information and application session (25 Jan)

Make your bright business idea a reality with the help of Converge! Find out how to apply and what our judges look for.  Navigating the ups and downs of starting a new business? Converge is here to help. Designed for staff, students and recent graduates of all Scottish universities, we offer intensive business training; a […]

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26 January 2022 – 13:00-14:00

Understanding your markets and customers (26 Jan)

You may have heard that 90% of new businesses fail, but what’s the story behind this scary statistic? Most of these failures are linked to a poor understanding of customer needs and target markets. This 1-hour interactive workshop will teach you the first steps of interacting with your potential customers and using their feedback to […]

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1 February 2022 – 13:00 – 14:00

Information and application session (1 Feb)

Make your bright business idea a reality with the help of Converge! Find out how to apply and what our judges look for.  Navigating the ups and downs of starting a new business? Converge is here to help. Designed for staff, students and recent graduates of all Scottish universities, we offer intensive business training; a […]

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2 February 2022 – 13:00-14:00

From idea to market: getting your business ready (2 Feb)

Starting a business is about more than money. You will require a variety of resources at different stages of development. This 1-hour interactive workshop will cover the skills, people, infrastructure and funding needs that you need to consider as your project moves from idea to market. Using a real-life case study, you will follow a […]

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8 February 2022 – 13:00 – 14:00

Information and application session (8 Feb)

Make your bright business idea a reality with the help of Converge! Find out how to apply and what our judges look for.  Navigating the ups and downs of starting a new business? Converge is here to help. Designed for staff, students and recent graduates of all Scottish universities, we offer intensive business training; a […]

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15 February 2022 – 13:00 – 14:00

Information and application session (15 Feb)

Make your bright business idea a reality with the help of Converge! Find out how to apply and what our judges look for.  Navigating the ups and downs of starting a new business? Converge is here to help. Designed for staff, students and recent graduates of all Scottish universities, we offer intensive business training; a […]

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16 February 2022 – 13:00-14:00

Business models and routes to market (16 Feb)

How will your business make money? How will your product or service reach your customers? In a post-COVID world, sustainable business models and routes to market are more important than ever. In this 1-hour interactive workshop, we will introduce you to various business models and help you decide the most appropriate route to market for […]

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22 February 2022 – 13:00 – 14:00

Information and application session (22 Feb)

Make your bright business idea a reality with the help of Converge! Find out how to apply and what our judges look for.  Navigating the ups and downs of starting a new business? Converge is here to help. Designed for staff, students and recent graduates of all Scottish universities, we offer intensive business training; a […]

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23 February 2022 – 13:00 – 14:00

Start-up finance (23 Feb)

This workshop will provide emerging entrepreneurs with an overview of the various funding options available to start-up/spin-out companies in Scotland. This session will analyse different funding routes and will advise on which ones should be considered depending on the business development stage. The session will also demystify some of the industry myths and jargon. Participants […]

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1 March 2022 – 13:00 – 14:00

Information and application session (1 Mar)

Make your bright business idea a reality with the help of Converge! Find out how to apply and what our judges look for.  Navigating the ups and downs of starting a new business? Converge is here to help. Designed for staff, students and recent graduates of all Scottish universities, we offer intensive business training; a […]

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2 March 2022 – 13:00 – 14:00

Understanding intellectual property (2 Mar)

Intellectual property is an essential part of innovative new businesses and can be one of their main assets. But what do we mean by innovation and intellectual property, and how can a young business best exploit the intellectual property at its disposal? This 1-hour interactive workshop will cover: Why is innovation important? What is Intellectual […]

Register now
8 March 2022 – 13:00 – 14:00

Information and application session (8 Mar)

Make your bright business idea a reality with the help of Converge! Find out how to apply and what our judges look for.  Navigating the ups and downs of starting a new business? Converge is here to help. Designed for staff, students and recent graduates of all Scottish universities, we offer intensive business training; a […]

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15 March 2022 – 13:00 – 14:00

Information and application session (15 Mar)

Make your bright business idea a reality with the help of Converge! Find out how to apply and what our judges look for.  Navigating the ups and downs of starting a new business? Converge is here to help. Designed for staff, students and recent graduates of all Scottish universities, we offer intensive business training; a […]

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16 March 2022 – 13:00 – 14:00

From idea to market: getting your business ready (16 Mar)

Starting a business is about more than money. You will require a variety of resources at different stages of development. This 1-hour interactive workshop will cover the skills, people, infrastructure and funding needs that you need to consider as your project moves from idea to market. Using a real-life case study, you will follow a […]

Register now
22 March 2022 – 13:00 – 14:00

Information and application session (22 Mar)

Make your bright business idea a reality with the help of Converge! Find out how to apply and what our judges look for.  Navigating the ups and downs of starting a new business? Converge is here to help. Designed for staff, students and recent graduates of all Scottish universities, we offer intensive business training; a […]

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29 March 2022 – 13:00 – 14:00

Information and application session (29 Mar)

Make your bright business idea a reality with the help of Converge! Find out how to apply and what our judges look for.  Navigating the ups and downs of starting a new business? Converge is here to help. Designed for staff, students and recent graduates of all Scottish universities, we offer intensive business training; a […]

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30 March 2022 – 13:00 – 14:00

Business models and routes to market (30 Mar)

How will your business make money? How will your product or service reach your customers? In a post-COVID world, sustainable business models and routes to market are more important than ever. In this 1-hour interactive workshop, we will introduce you to various business models and help you decide the most appropriate route to market for […]

Register now