Our 1-day Business Studies programme introduces students to the world of start-ups, through opportunities to explore London’s financial hub and hear first-hand what it takes to set up a company.
*Prices based on groups of 20 students with 2 free teacher spots.
Meet outside the Bank of England for a walking tour of London’s business and financial hub. Surrounded by centuries’ old buildings, students will be able to consider the city’s development from then till now.
Time for a hands-on session taking place in a co-working breakout space. After an introductory session, students will divide into groups and brainstorm ideas for a start-up company. Aided by the guide, each group will come up with 1-2 ideas.
Take a break for lunch and chill out in the shared dining area of the co-working space.
Make your way to the office of a London based start-up ready for the next activity.
Here, students will get the chance to hear directly from a start-up. The speaker will talk through their experience on what it was like setting up a company, the challenges and benefits and what skills are needed to thrive in a start-up environment. After the talk, students will be able to engage in a Q&A with the speaker.
Example start-up firms include the ‘Lingvist’ language-learning app, Instagram influencer and digital marketing agency ‘Filli Studios’, and advertising-for-good platform ‘The Good Loop’ and similar.
Head to the Sky Garden, housed in London’s iconic ‘walkie-talkie’ building for panoramic views over London’s business hub. Here, students will divide into their groups to fine-tune their startup ideas based on the day’s experience and pitch their final idea to the rest of the group.
After a day of activities and learning, it’s time to head home.