Into The Cell Block

Into the Cell Block is a free, four day course that is being offered to help build on creative and digital ideas to help structure new businesses and promote freelance and mentoring opportunities.

The course is based on the NESTA toolkit, an interactive way of developing key skills required for viable business products.

Chloe Hood, a University of Portsmouth graduate attended the course in October last year and is now running her own business, Hoodlum Fang Apparel, a punk rock fashion brand.

Chloe said “I went into the course not knowing anything about book keeping, taxes or insurance. I knew nothing of any of the legal aspects of business and I was terrified of starting a business without any of this knowledge… The course made it all a lot less scary. I also gained a lot of support, from the mentoring and other students who were taking part on the course. I was made to feel like I could succeed and that I had a sound business idea.”

The course is running in April and June this year and will be held at the Portsmouth Innovation Space and the only pre requisite is that you are 18 and over and have an idea, no matter how quirky or out there it may seem.

The course is fully funded by Portsmouth University and places are set to be snapped up quickly due to the fantastic opportunity that the course presents.

To find out more visit the website or contact Portsmouth University direct.


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