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Dream. Discover. Do - 2015/16 Boot Camp

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Register now for our next Boot Camp - 31st May - 1st June

Explore what it takes to take an enterprising idea to realisation at Do Boot Camp 2016. 

Over the two days you'll hear from inspiring speakers who have been there and done it. You will develop a greater understanding of enterprising skills through developing a business idea to pitch to our panel (for a share of £1k in prize money). You'll also put those skills into practise by taking part in our enterprise challenge. 

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Previous Boot Camps

Discover Boot Camp, SOAS, 23rd April

In April we hosted our very first 'consultancy boot camp'. The aim of the day was for attendees to develop enterprise skills through tackling a business challenge. Teams had one day to analyse the problem and propose their solution. Thereby also developing team work, consultancy and problem solving skills, and developing their understanding of the business world today.

Attendees said:

‘Great experience in …… and experience business environment. Many new skills learnt and developed. Very informative and a lot of fun!’

‘It helps think of real work and it gave us the context to use the business content. I loved listening to the different ideas flowing in this creative environment’

‘Was very interesting and challenging. Learnt a lot and teaches you to always try your best and leave your comfort zone.’

Dream Boot Camp, Google Campus, 2nd November

Our first Boot Camp 'Dream' focused was an intensive 1 day idea generation session focused on creating and pitching a solution to a problem faced by Londoners.  Teams comprising students from Birkbeck, Goldsmiths and SOAS worked through a series of workshops and tasks as well as hearing from inspirational speakers all at the fabulous Google Campus. Each participant voted for their favourite idea with cash, with each team sharing what the group gave to them. 

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Enterprise Boot Camp

Spark Summer Boot Camp 2015

From June 8th - 10th 2015 we ran our annual 3 day student enterprise boot camp in partnership with Goldsmiths University! Read all about it

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Spark Summer Boot Camp 2015

Spark Summer 2015

From Inspiration to Action 2014 

From June 9th-11th we hosted the student enterprise boot camp with Goldsmiths University, our UnLtd funding partners for the academic year 2013-2014. To know more about our Boot Camp, please read our report From Inspiration to Action 2014 Report (pdf; 364kb) .

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Student Enterprise Boot Camp


Boot Camp 2014
Boot Camp 2014

Boot Camp 2013

Winning Team - Pink Panthers

Winning Team - Pink Panthers

SOAS Student Enterprise Boot Camp 2013 Attendees

SOAS Student Enterprise Boot Camp 2013 Attendees

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SOAS Boot Camp 2013

Boot Camp 2012

SOAS Student Enterprise Boot Camp 2012 Attendees

SOAS Student Enterprise Boot Camp 2012 Attendees

Find out what some of the 2012 participants thought:

Bootcamp is an invigorating challenge for everybody who wishes to engage in personal and professional development”
Seyed Razavi, BSc Economics

"SOAS Bootcamp gave me lots of insight on plenty of potential business opportunities. It just opened my eyes"
Kohei Onsei, Politics and Chinese

"The sales challenge was hugely successful in pushing us out of our comfort zone and to learn to build up self-confidence in difficult situations" 
Theresa Tseung, Bachelor of Laws

"Well-worth doing, and not for the money!"
Narottama Bowden, BSc Development Economics Yr 1

Boot Camp 2011

SOAS Student Enterprise Boot Camp 2011 Attendees

SOAS Student Enterprise Boot Camp 2011 Attendees

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SOAS Boot Camp

Find out what some of the 2011 participants thought:

 “I always imagined an entrepreneur only wanted to make money.  Now I see so many more opportunities and benefits.”
Charlotte Morgan, an undergraduate studying law and social anthropology

“I was heartened to find a team of people who were motivated, dedicated, flexible, talented. I had given up on student societies somewhat due to other students constantly letting down groups—i.e., by not turning up, not doing what they said they would when they would.  The team I was in at Boot Camp made me think twice about writing off student groups per se. There are likeminded souls out there!”

“A good first run.  There is always room for improvement. However, even if one leaves out the fact that it was the first-ever SOAS Boot Camp, I have to say it is one of the best extracurricular activities one can take part in at SOAS."
Jennifer Falkenhorst, a master's student in international politics.  

“This course was a great insight especially into social enterprise and teamwork, and an insightful journey for us as individuals. I would highly recommend it to future participants."
Chris Gaskell, BSc Economics

“It gave me some more concrete ideas about what being an entrepreneur is all about, and I seem to like it” 
Robert Koenig, BA Middle East and Geography