Business Boot Camp 2014

This is a video we produced on July 2014 to capture the essence of an amazing opportunity offered by the Graduate Entrepreneurship Project to recent graduates who wish to start their own business in Yorkshire and Humber: an intensive 4 day Business Boot Camp. The Boot Camp takes place every year in Yorkshire and Humber universities, and this year York St John University has been picked as the official host of the boot camp.

Ambitious and talented graduates who are planning to start, or are already running their own businesses, have received intensive support for experts in the fields on marketing, business planning, finance and accounting, legal issues, public speaking, customer service. The learning has been supported by free one to one sessions and evening games which allowed to put in practice the principles learnt during the day. The participants have also had the chance to take part in an exclusive networking event attended by funding bodies, mentors, and institutions representative.

Among the experts advising and mentoring the new entrepreneurs: Blacks Solicitors (also funders of the programme),  advisers from the University of Huddersfield,  Leeds Metropolitan University, and University of Sheffield, Clout Marketing & Media, Nabarro, Inova Consultancy, Rollits, Keep your Fork, and AGUK. An incredible range of expertise which provided invaluable insight to the participants.


The video captures the stimulating atmosphere of the boot camp, the many friendships and collaborations blossomed during the four days, and the exciting work of mentors and experts. You also get the chance to hear about the innovative ideas of some of the Boot Camp participants and see how they benefited from taking part in the programme.  We’ve been particularly honoured to be both in charge of producing the official Boot Camp video, and participants of the initiative, with Simona receiving mentoring and support from the experts.


If you are a graduate or soon to be graduate interested in taking part in the next Business Boot Camp, keep an eye on the Graduate Entrepreneurship Project for news on dates and places.