Business fair encourages graduates to “start out in start-ups”
A new business fair for students and graduates is seeking to showcase the opportunities of working for a start-up.
The Startup Career Launchpad, hosted by the National Association of College and University Entrepreneurs (NACUE), will take place at Google’s new Silicon Roundabout start-up incubator on May 4.
Designed to target the contemporary youth unemployment crisis, the seven-hour event will comprise a range of workshops, talks and panel discussions by start-up founders and their newest recruits.
There will also be ‘start-up simulators’ – workshops mimicking the demands of working for a disruptive new business – where graduates can put their own talents to the test.
Explaining the inspiration for the event, Hushpreet Dhaliwal, CEO at NACUE, said:
“We cannot ignore the fact that start-ups and small businesses now employ more than 90% of all people in the UK.
“We want to show students and grads that there are some great alternative career paths out there, and that working for a small business can afford a wealth of opportunity that is often overlooked or considered too risky.
“This one-day event will expose and debunk many of the myths and ideas young people have about the start-up world, and it could not come at a better time. Let’s get more young people starting out in start-ups!”