2 February 2023  |  15:00 - 17:00 CET

In this YUFE Entrepreneurial Talkshow, we’ll be exploring two key factors you need when starting a business: (1) Understanding your personal skillset – both your strengths and your weaknesses, and (2) Applying these to launching your business. The important thing? They don’t need to be difficult.

In the first half of the workshop we’ll be looking at the 15 skills that make up an entrepreneurial framework and trying to identify areas of confidence and opportunities for development. In the second half of the workshop the speaker will be looking at common beliefs and misconceptions about starting a business, how we complicate them, and why they are actually a lot simpler than we realise.

 This will be an interactive session followed by an opportunity for a Q&A with the speaker.

  • Speaker: Andy Mew, head of Start-Up Support at the University of Essex  
  • Language: English

Learn more about the speaker

Andy Mew is Head of Start-Up Support at the University of Essex where he champions starting a business as an alternative route that students should explore post-graduation. He has previously run his own freelance copywriting and marketing company, managed a 2000 person nightclub, helped run a family-owned business, and established a co-working space with a community of 52 businesses. He’s passionate about start-ups, with a particular focus on MVP development and early-stage traction. When he’s not working you’ll normally find him out and about climbing, skiing, or surfing.

The YUFE Entrepreneurial Talks allow the participant to learn from the experience and advice of experts in a specific area of the European Entrepreneurship Competence Framework. The entrepreneurial talks are often composed of two parts: a first part is open to everyone and a second part is focused on YUFE students where they will be able to interact in a closer way with the speaker(s).