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Enterprise Hackathon Weekend

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Enterprise Hackathon Weekend

Friday 17 November 16.15-21.15 AND Saturday 18 November 9.30-16.30

2 Day Enterprise Hackathon Weekend for all students, all subjects and recent graduates (up to 1 year)

The Enterprise Hackathon Weekend is a great way to meet like-minded people and mentors who can boost your chance of success and encourage you to think about what enterprise means to you; whether this is being an enterprising student, a high performing employee or even to get your new venture off to a great start!

The Enterprise Hackathon Weekend is a free two day event where teams will identify social challenges and work together to create possible solutions (maybe even a future business idea!) Students from all disciplines are encouraged to attend for variety in knowledge and skill set. Teams will be formed during weekends so you do not need to attend as a team (you can encourage friends to register and attend the weekend with you!) You will take part in an action learning weekend based on entrepreneurial learning and a series of interactive workshops. 

In 12 hours you will develop key skills for your CV, challenge yourself and make new connections!

During the two days you will:

  • Learn key enterprise skills employers are looking for
  • Boost your employment chances by selling yourself better
  • Develop your entrepreneurial mind-set
  • Meet like-minded people and external mentors
  • Consider real life social issues and try to solve them in teams

What's in it for me?

You will take part in interactive workshops designed to help boost your employability and gain a unique insight into how to generate new ideas and what to do with them. You will meet students from different programmes and share your skills whilst learning from others too.

It's only 2 days and refreshments, dinner (Friday) and lunch (Saturday) will be provided free of charge.

What if I don't have an idea or don't want to start my own business?

Enterprise isn't just about starting a business. It's also about developing transferable skills that are valuable in any career you go into. Whilst this event will be helpful to those who are interested in starting their own business or becoming self-employed, it is also relevant to those who want to apply for a graduate role and will cover enterprise skills that employers are increasingly looking for including leadership qualities, pitching/communication skills, commercial awareness and team work experience. Even if you don't have an idea now it doesn't matter because there will be an ideas generation workshop on Friday or someone may have an idea you're passionate about at the workshop!

Are Hackathons not just for coders?

No! When hackathons first started many years ago, it may have just been about coders working on their laptops but it's changed a lot since then. Hackathons are generally about people working together to solve problems based on entrepreneurial thinking and learning through action. Whether you're a business student, designer, engineer, humanities student, from a science background or any other discipline, this event will be suitable for you.

What is expected of me?

All we expect is for you to attend both days of the workshop and to take part in the activities with an open mind. You can bring your tablet or notebook to work on should you wish, but if not, everything else will be provided for you. 

If after reading this you have any questions, please email nu.enterprise@northumbria.ac.uk (please note that we may not be able to answer your questions during the two days of the event)

For the latest news follow us on Twitter and Facebook #NUHackathon

Registration to attend the event is by a short application form below. You will be notified of the outcome within two working days. If you have not received an email confirmation, please email nu.enterprise@northumbria.ac.uk or contact 0191 243 7824 for help.

Registrations close Monday 13 November 2017 at 12 noon. Please email nu.enterprise@northumbria.ac.uk for all queries.

 

 

 

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