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University of Liverpool Emerge Programme

Leadership Development | Liverpool City Region

Emerge is a programme from the University of Liverpool’s Careers and Employability Service designed and delivered in partnership with LAB by Capacity, for student entrepreneurs. The programme takes place one afternoon a week over the course of three-months at our co-working space, LAB by Capacity. Each week, the students are visited by a new guest speaker who will cover a variety of topics from impact management, to marketing to securing investment. 

Challenge

Challenge

The three-month business development programme was borne out of discussions with the University around a lack of engagement with the business community for their entrepreneurial students. 

Solution

Solution

Utilising our extensive network of business mentors, city centre co-working space and business support functions, LAB by Capacity is uniquely equipped to bring these students and the business community closer.   

Over the course of the programme, students would develop their business ideas alongside LABs network of mentors, attend weekly sessions on business and personal development topics and improve their confidence and presenting skills. The programme culminated in a live pitch event, with the students presenting their businesses to a panel of real investors. 

Impact

Impact

  • Student entrepreneur secured investment 

  • 100% satisfaction rating 

  • 66% reported improved professional networks 

66% of them felt the programme strengthened their professional network while 60% felt the programme gave them a real experience of the local business community (up from 0% at the start of the programme). Overall, the cohort’s confidence increased 25% and 89% said they were more aware of Liverpool’s industrial strategy. 12 of the 14 students pitched their business at the final event, with one student winning investment, £1,000 cash prize and an iPad. The Emerge programme is running again in 2020 and we look forward to seeing the brilliant ideas the students of Liverpool have for improving their communities and the world at large. 

Services Used

Service Design

For brilliant organisations ready to reimagine their offer. 

Service Design

For brilliant organisations ready to reimagine their offer. 

Service Design

For brilliant organisations ready to reimagine their offer. 

Service Design

For brilliant organisations ready to reimagine their offer.