Working with universities

I  work a lot with universities across Europe helping the students to start their own businesses. I do that by running workshops, competitions and 1:1 mentoring sessions - in person or via Skype. No matter at what stage the students are in their start-up journey, I am helping them with my knowledge, my network and coaching skills. I am a trained Coach and NLP Practitioner. To read a bit more about myself click here.

I have also published a book called 'The Start-Up Formula® - 6 easy steps to start your own business'. In addition to that I am the founder of 'The Creative Start-Up Academy' - online courses for start-ups.

If you are a university that would like to create or expand start-up support for students, please feel free to contact me. I am flexible in location and the way I work. I can either run workshops and 1:1 sessions in person or online - one off or continous support. Below I outline what I have done for other universities. Looking forward to hearing from you.

Your Marketing and Creative Start-Up Coach Christine

University of Essex

Here is a summary of what I am doing for the University of Essex:

  • Workshops during autumn and sprint term
  • Networking events
  • Competitions
  • 1:1 mentoring
  • Helping students to write business plans
  • Online webinars
  • Bootcamps
  • Creation of resources
  • £100 challenge (24 hour challenge)

You can have a look on their website to see the resources I created, photos and videos of events and success stories. Click here to view the website. Below a few videos of past events.

2-day Bootcamp

Big Pitch

Networking event

Mini Bootcamps

Anglia Ruskin University

Here is a summary of what I am doing for the Anglia Ruskin University:

  • Seminar for 'Be Your Own Boss' series
  • Big Pitch judge
  • 1:1 mentoring
  • Helping students to write business plans

The Be Your Own Boss seminar series is running during autumn and spring term.

The Big Pitch is a follow up from the Little Pitch and is an event in which students can win investment into their businesses. It takes place once a year.

The mentoring sessions are once a month with the students and are conducted via Skype.

Helping them to write comprehensive business plans is also done remotely. Often they are done for Tier 1 applications.


What I have done for EMUNI so far:

Running a 3-day workshop in Slovenia for 26 students that are doing a Post Graduate Certificate, covering the following topics:

  • Teambuilding exercises
  • Business Model Canvas
  • Presentation skills
  • Elevator pitch structure
  • Mission Statement