Global Entrepreneurship Week 2019!


Here at the University of South Wales, we want to showcase our week of activity, encouraging our networking to get involved, and highlight our commitment to enterprise and entrepreneurship.

Global Entrepreneurship Week is a celebration of innovators who dream big and launch startups that bring ideas to life. Each November, GEW reaches millions of people of all ages and backgrounds through local, national and global events and activities.


Our Assistant Pro Vice Chancellor for Enterprise, Professor Dylan Jones-Evans OBE welcomes the week with our message:


“One of the key strategic priorities for the University of South Wales is to continue to work in partnership to inspire and support student entrepreneurship.


We believe that graduate start-ups have the potential to boost prosperity for decades to come and USW will play an important role in developing the innovative and valuable contribution these businesses make to Wales. This is not only through embedding the key graduate attributes of enterprise and innovation into the USW portfolio of courses but by providing specific support its students and graduates on their start-up journey. This will be driven by the development of a clear and focused entrepreneurship strategy for USW where the creation and support of graduate enterprises is prioritised, predominantly through the new business incubator, the Start-Up Stiwdio.


These efforts will be supported by events such as the Global Entrepreneurship Week where we will be highlighting the relevance of enterprise to our students through events such as the Start-Up day.”


Enterprise Support at USW has a proven track record – with over 130 graduates in 2018-19 registering to be self-employed, or are ready to register (Graduate Outcomes Survey). We consistently engage with over 3000 student and graduates every year and we offer support and opportunities students and graduates of up to 3 years. Some of our support and activity includes:

  • 1-2-1 support & advice for students & graduates (digital or in person)
  • Workshops & events, in and out of curriculum
  • Funding – Bright Ideas Den, Alumni Awards & Freelancers Academy
  • Pop-up Shops / Trading Space
  • Links to external support and programmes (Natwest, accelerators etc)
  • Student groups & societies (Enterprise Society, Enactus, Freelancers)
  • Access to Co Working Spaces and Business Incubation, including the Startup Stiwdio Sefydlu at Cardiff Campus
  • Networking opportunities – including events in collaboration with other major Institutions
  • Regional and National Competitions
  • Profiling of Entrepreneurs
  • Referrals to formal support programmes
  • Mentorship from Graduate Entrepreneurs
  • Access and guest lectures from Wales and wider entrepreneurs and business leaders 

Get involved with USW Global Entrepreneurship Week – we’re calling all our entrepreneurs across Wales to tweet advice and tips for our students & graduates looking to ‘Startup’! Use the hashtag #USWGEW19 and share your startup advice and stories.


For more information & event booking contact us at [email protected]

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