Student Enterprise Conference

The Student Enterprise Conference

20-21 Feb 2016


This year’s Student Enterprise Conference will be hosted at UCL, in their grand Cruciform Building. You can find out more about the location, as well as transport links here, with Euston Station just a short walk away.


Kicking off on Saturday 20th February at 10am, we will be welcoming attendees and speakers from right across Europe to join the conference for the weekend. The conference will close at 4pm on Sunday 21st. Click below to save the date in your calendar.


Everyone can benefit from attending this event, whether you are an educator, a student, a graduate, a hopeful or fully fledged entrepreneur – you will walk away inspired. Mix with like-minded people, hear from speakers who have walked this path before you, find new collaborations and make lasting contacts.

Connect, Collaborate and Inspire at the biggest student enterprise conference in Europe this February.

NACUE’s Student Enterprise Conference is back for a seventh year, bursting with inspiring talks, practical workshops and networking opportunities.

Returning to London after six years away, we can’t wait to fill University College London with the ideas, creativity and passion the SEC is known for.

We are also excited to be working with MyWay, a project from the European Commission helping to inspire, connect and support the collaboration of web entrepreneurs from across Europe.

We’ll be announcing speakers and sessions over the coming weeks.

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Featuring Sessions with:

The Schedule so far…

  • Featuring speakers who have a variety of experience ranging from Crowd-funding projects, to more traditional styles of investment. Find out about what is available to you and your business and ask those questions which you’ve been waiting to get answers to!

  • Learn from teams working in Accelerators as well as those who run them about the best way to get your start up accelerated!

  • What does social enterprise mean to you? Join us to discuss this and more with entrepreneurs who have businesses which have a social impact. Your chance to ask about their experiences, and share where you think the industry will be going next.

  • In this session, the author of “How to be a student Entrepreneur” will be sharing advice from his own experience as a student building companies whilst in University. He will also be revealing the many components that work together to create a super successful entrepreneur. Get your pens and notepads ready. This dynamic seminar will certainly reignite your entrepreneurial spirit.

  • Run by some of the most dynamic connectors, you will gain confidence, experience and clarity when networking and spreading the word about your start up. Learn how to communicate yourself as an entrepreneur as well as your mission.

  • Got an amazing idea, but don’t have a clue of how to craft it into a business? This workshop can help you plan out your ideas and next steps, showing you what you want to achieve, and what you will be doing tomorrow, next week and next year to reach your ultimate goals.

  • Google will be running two Digital Garage Workshops at the event, to showcase the great ways Google can support your business both on and offline. Unsure as to who has been visiting your company website? That top search-ranking still seeming out of grasp? These guys can help you up your ‘Google’ game!

  • Hear from some of our most inspiring young entrepreneurs about their businesses, and how they started up. Find out what inspired them to ‘go it on their own’, or which mentor or co-founder sparked their entrepreneurial journey.

  • The hugely popular panel from the conference in 2015 will be returning, looking to discuss the most important topics surrounding women in the Tech industries, as well as hearing from women entrepreneurs about how, and what inspired them to start their own companies.

  • Andrew Atter from Pivomo will be running a workshop to help you define the kind of entrepreneur you are, and help you design a programme to kick start your business. Find out more about Pivomo and Dynamiq here:

Speakers Confirmed


  • Peter Briffett

    Peter is YPlan’s COO, with a focus on global expansion, replicating the brands success in London. An experienced entrepreneur, Peter Briffett was previously CEO of UK and Ireland at LivingSocial, where he founded the European operation and was integral in growing the organisation from a single employee into a multi-million pound consumer technology business with over 300 employees in just three years.

  • Isaac Howie Brewerton

    Isaac graduated the University of Abertay in 2014 with a BA(Hons) in Game Design. During his 2nd year of studies he and a few of his fellow classmates started working on projects during their spare time. It was this core team that would later become the founding members of Pixel Blimp.

  • Tim Barnes

    Tim has managed large and small organisations in the private and public sectors ranging from universities to venture capital firms. He has led start up companies, charities, political campaigns and public bodies. At present, he is the Director of UCL Enterprise Operations and also the Director of UCL Advances, the centre for entrepreneurship at University College London.

Our Speakers

  • Claire Burke

    Claire Burke is editor of the Guardian Small Business Network. She has worked at the Guardian for three years and joined the Small Business Network in 2014. She has previously worked for the London Paper and the Watford Observer, written for BBC News online and Retail Week, and worked on the Sunday Times online

  • Rich Pleeth

    Rich is the Founder of hyper-local app Sup, that helps make serendipitous moments between friends happen more. Rich has led Sup to successfully raised $1.1m from JamJar, Jim Mellon, The Founder of Wahanda, Force Over Mass Capital and others in September 2015.

  • Sophie Dundovic

    Sophie is the Programmes Coordinator at Oxygen Startups. She holds a degree from the University of Cambridge and has worked in behavioural health research at Oxford and Heidelberg Universities. Her first company, in mental health, was backed by Entrepreneur First and she is an early member of the ParaSym team based at Wayra. Sophie is active in promoting entrepreneurship and has worked with the British Council mentoring Sudanese Entrepreneurs in Khartoum.

  • Kallum Russell

    Kallum is Co-Founder and Director of Acorn Enterprise – a Business Accelerator dedicated to growing Scotland’s start-up business culture. He has been working with the Scottish Enterprise Community for a number of years,  including being on the board for Young Enterprise Scotland in the Fife area.

  • Katie Lewis

    Katie is Business Development Manager at The Accelerator Network where she oversees the delivery of a variety of programmes supporting early stage entrepreneurs – including our pre-Accelerator, FastFoward London, Accelerator Academy, startup competitions and hackathons. A significant part of her role is working with the Alumni companies to assist in future fundraising. Katie is also a co-founder of 9others, highly curated dinners for entrepreneurs.

  • Junior Ogunyemi

    Junior coaches and inspires people to become successful entrepreneurs. Whilst at university, he was making headlines for launching many successful ventures and became a multi-award winning business starlet. At age 21 he became the best-selling author of the highly influential book, “How to be a Student Entrepreneur”.

  • Charlotte Windebank

    Charlotte is the cofounder of FIRST Face to Face Ltd, a network that enables young people to make connections within their local business community. From hosting their own networking events and accelerator weekends, these projects give young people valuable experience so they can make connections with the people that can help them grow. The workshop will cover networking tips and how to make the most of the people you meet this weekend – bring a smile and get ready to start building your network!

  • Andrew Webber

    Andrew has been in marketing for far too many years that he’d rather not mention. Before joining Microsoft Andrew had various UK and European marketing leadership roles in both vendor and investment banks but, as a relative youngster, cut his marketing teeth on promoting the UK government youth training scheme.

  • Amanda Campbell

    Comp-A-Tent makes products that don’t cost the earth, offering consumers the option of products that use minimal resources, and leave minimal impact. Comp-A-Tent has developed a technique to create compostable, tensile structures and our first product is a compostable tent, which will be sold to the music market.

  • Nafisa Bakkar

    Nafisa is the founder of Amaliah – a fashion site for the modest fashion market. We are putting a spin on traditional E-commerce. We curate outfits from bloggers and split them into individual items for our users to buy. We are currently on the ignite accelerator and are also winners of the UCL Bright Ideas award.

  • Andrew Atter

    Andrew has been in marketing for far too many years that he’d rather not mention. Before joining Microsoft Andrew had various UK and European marketing leadership roles in both vendor and investment banks but, as a relative youngster, cut his marketing teeth on promoting the UK government youth training scheme.

  • Julieta Ose

    Julieta Ose is a serial entrepreneur, mentor and public speaker who launched her first business at the age of 14. Since then, her entrepreneurial journey has kicked off from becoming president at ST Enterprise Society, speaking at various events including the AOC, The World Skills Show 2014 and touring around the UK with NACUE to becoming an ambassador at Start Up Academy and winning the Shell LiveWIRE Grand ideas Award.

  • Harvey Morton

    Harvey is a year 13 Meadowhead Sixth Form student, who runs his own IT Support Business in his spare time. ‘Harvey Morton I.T Support’ was founded on 30th August 2013 through The BiG Challenge Enterprise Competition in Sheffield.  In 2014 he developed an App for his school, and has been going from strength to strength, recently becoming an Ambassador for Youth Employment UK to help more young people set up their own businesses.

See what some of the students got up to last year in this great video by Nuttersons:

Photos of Last Year


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