Loughborough Doctoral College

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25 May 2018

Challenge X – fleX your business muscles!

This July, the Loughborough Enterprise Network (LEN) are hosting Challenge X – an 18-hour hands-on immersion in the world of SMEs.

The event gives you the opportunity to work alongside small local companies to develop solutions to their very real business challenges.

In the process, you will learn how your valuable skills and know-how can be applied in the business world beyond campus – creating commercial growth and success.

The event is free to attend for all students and staff, and refreshments and lunch are included.

Charlie Wheeldon who heads up LEN says of the event: “Challenge X is an exciting opportunity for anyone who would like to develop an understanding of the issues faced by small businesses and how to turn them into opportunities for success.

“We’re delighted to be able to welcome a variety of local SMEs to campus for the event and hope that they find it a valuable way to develop and achieve their business goals.

 “For staff and student participants, Challenge X will offer a great way to hone their business knowledge and skills and to experience how they can have a positive impact on the sustainability and growth of SMEs.”  


Challenge X will be held at the Holywell Building on Holywell Park, Loughborough University.


10 July


Meet the companies over coffee

Hear the companies’ pitches

Choose and join a team

Wednesday 11 July


Teams work to identify challenges and opportunities for the companies, developing a business plan and way forward


12 July


Teams work to finalise their business plans

Presentation of business plans

Register for Challenge X here https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/challenge-x-2018-tickets-46285213319