In-volved: Journey through the ‘Dark Side’ with Anica

In 2019, Anica and her co-author Markus published a book that takes a dive into the messy world of Social Entrepreneurship: Social Entrepreneurship and Business Ethics: Understanding the Contribution and Normative Ambivalence of Purpose-driven Venturing takes its reader on a journey through the ‘bright side’ and ‘dark side’ of social entrepreneurship. Social Entrepreneurship has created…

Enterprise Hub In-cubation Award 2020:the Winners

We are happy to announce that, with the help of Santander Universities, 7 Student Ventures have received seed funding for their ventures! We want to extend our congratulations to Cavertech, Smart Book, Poppy Inc, LangConnect, Socrates, Enactus, and Dominiuq. They have done amazing work and we are sure to follow and support them throughout their…

IN-Volved Series: Emilio Costales

Universities and Type III Errors: Isomorphism and Systems Change My PhD research looks at how Social Entrepreneurs influence the emergence of Smart Cities. Smart Cities are pretty much the future – more and more people are moving into cities, which means they have to deal with problems like gentrification, climate change, and inequality. All of…

In-the-field-trip: London Venture Crawl 2020

On Wednesday the 11th of March, The Royal Holloway Enterprise Hub, along with London Metropolitan University Accelerator, joined more than 450 students from over 16 London universities to take part in this year’s London Venture Crawl. Students were able to visit some of London’s top innovation hubs, accelerators, and workspaces. Venture Crawl is an annual…

Meet our Alumni Entrepreneurs: Gastón and Toucan Insights

This week’s feature on our Alumni Entrepreneur Series is Mr Gastón Kaüfer Barbé. Gastón completed his MBA at Royal Holloway’s School of Business and Management, and is now the CEO of Toucan Insights, an international Marketing Research agency specialising in Latin America. Gastón has given multiple presentations to aspiring entrepreneurs and has recently been invited…

Meet the Workshop Leaders

On Tuesday the 3rd of March, the Enterprise Hub will be hosting Ms Susie Braam O’Reilly and Mr Steve West, who will be leading an Uncertainty and Risk Management workshop. The workshop is called “What’s your Biggest Marshmallow” and will teach students with a venture or venture idea how to approach innovation risk and reduce…

Upcoming Campus Events

Tuesday 11th February 1-2pm,Windsor Auditorium, Windsor Building Mr Kam Sethi, Tax Analyst ‘Business Strategy in the Disruptive Environment’ Tuesday 3rd March, 3-5pm Gowar and Wedderburn Common Room Ms. Susie Braam O’Reilly, Head of Innovation & Entrepreneurship at the Foreign and Commonwealth Office Mr Steve West, Former CTO at the Foreign and Common Wealth Office. What’s…

Introducing the Innovation Festival

For three days (Wednesday 19th of February- Friday 21st of February) we will be hosting our first ever Royal Holloway Innovation Festival, where you embark on an entrepreneurial journey. No matter if you want to start a business, a social enterprise, a community group or a non-profit. This event is for you. and It’s FREE….

Enterprise Hub becomes member of European StartUp Association Network

We’re happy to announce that the Royal Holloway Enterprise Hub has become a member of the European StartUp Association. We are now part of a network alongside multiple stakeholders of the European start-up ecosystem including; companies, start-ups, investors, public agencies, cities, universities, co-working spaces, and more. They host multiple events (with the Enterprise Hub team…

Beyond the Frame: Using Art to Teach Critical Thinking

“Finished, [the picture] changes further, according to the condition of him who looks at it. A picture lives its life like a living creature, undergoing the changes that daily life imposes upon us. That is natural, since a picture lives only through him who looks at it” – Pablo Picasso On the 11th of November,…

Meet our Alumni Entrepreneurs: Elio and Cafe Barbera

This week’s feature on our Alumni Entrepreneur Series is Mr Elio Barbera. Elio is the CFO of the Cafe Barbera franchise and we’ve reached out to him to hear about his journey into entrepreneurship.  Elio completed his degree at Royal Holloway in Management and International Business, but his engagement with Entrepreneurship began well before university….