Green Entrepreneurs Offered Free Business Training
Entrepreneurs working in environmental sectors are being offered free business training at an Enviro-Entrepreneur School in Bio-City, Nottingham.
The training course will run over three days from 10-12 November 2010 and is aimed at ‘green entrepreneurs’ wanting to develop new ideas across sectors such as green-tech, low-carbon, renewable energy, energy-efficiency and pollution control.
The course will teach a number of business ‘basics’ in areas including accounting, law, marketing, intellectual property, raising finance and presenting business ideas. At the end of the three-day course, delegates will have the opportunity to pitch their ideas and get feedback from experienced investors, in a ‘Dragons’ Den’ style session.
“The new school is aimed at the next generation of entrepreneurs working in these sectors who want to know how to turn their ideas into successful business start-ups – and give themselves an advantage over competitors,”
said school organiser Dr Nick Gostick.
“With international and national legislation on climate change and the environment creating new kinds of business in Britain, these are areas that will be playing a critical role in the regional economy in the years ahead.”
Forty places are available at the Enviro-Entrepreneur School. Half of these will be free, and allocated on competitive entry, with the ideas considered most entrepreneurial by the school’s admissions team gaining precedence. The remaining 20 students will be required to pay a course fee of up to £650 plus VAT.
To apply, contact Dr Nick Gostick at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 0115 912 4210. The deadline for applications is 15th October 2010.