Venture Crawl 2023
On Wednesday 15 March 2023, the Loughborough Enterprise Network and FutureSpace team ran VentureCrawl- it was a massive success we had 52 students on a walking tour around London to visit the best workplaces and innovation hubs that London has to offer. We heard from inspiring entrepreneurs and discovered London’s entrepreneurial eco-system all in one day, starting with FutureSpace – Loughborough University London’s own space!
“As an international student, venture crawl,wasa great opportunity for me to communicate people in several jobs/fields of study. I enjoyed meeting enterpreneurs nearby and hearing their experiences/chalenges. Also pitching the students business ideas was an impressive experience. Above all, going along with the awesome Future Space/LEN team was really inspiring.” - Loughborough University StudentThe mode of transport used for VentureCrawl 2023 was walking, which allowed the students to experience the vibrant entrepreneurial ecosystem of London up close and personal. The event was oversubscribed, and we were delighted with the turnout and the success of the event.
“Being part of Loughborough’s Venture Crawl really is one of my best days at work. London has a world beating eco-system for entrepreneurs. Showing this off to our students over a whole day is always a joy. The fact our crawl all took place within no more than 500 metres of our campus really shows how much of London’s entrepreneurial network has moved Eastwards. We saw some amazing spaces and met some very cool people. I know we inspired many conversations and potential collaborations on the day and beyond. I am already looking forward to next year.”
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