Black Excellence Networking Event – 4th May 2017

One Love Radio, a Lancaster University student lead enterprise built to provide a platform for minority students, will be hosting the second installation of the Black Excellence Networking Event at the Lancaster University Management School Hub on Thursday 4th May 2017, 10.30am – 7pm.

Join the organisers for a day of:

Morning :- Networking with global businesses with diversity and inclusion remits, opportunities to meet with industry players and Entrepreneurs

Afternoon :- Employability enhancement workshops, talks with high profile guest speakers

Evening :- Panel discussions with key note speakers

There will also be free food from around the African diaspora and lunchtime entertainment!

Everyone is welcome; the event is all about celebrating cultural diversity, regardless of your background.

The organisers are also looking for students who have experienced marginalisation which may include those from black and minority ethnic backgrounds, international students or those from the LGBTQ community, to submit their work for a magazine entitled “Ex-pression: where whispers are heard”. This can be in the form of artwork, poetry or prose… there are no limitations on themes concerning submission, all the organisers ask is for respect and honesty.

If you would like to create content for the magazine or get directly involved in the B.E.N.E, please contact or

Free tickets may be downloaded from Eventbrite and you can register your interest on their Facebook page.

Startup Weekend Lancaster 2016

No Talk. All Action. Launch a startup in 54 hours.

Organised by the Lancaster University Entrepreneurs Society, Startup Weekend Lancaster is returning for it’s 3rd year!

Kicking off on Friday the 2nd of December, the competition aims to bring together designers, developers, marketers, business people and startup enthusiasts to launch a startup in 54 hours.

60-second pitches result in the formation of small teams around the best concepts. Then 54 hours are spent focusing on customer and product development, validating ideas and building prototypes with the help of experienced mentors. Finally, each team has the chance to present their results and receive feedback from a panel of industry experts. There are also some great prizes up for grabs!

To find out more see the Facebook event here.

Tickets can be purchased on the Eventbrite page (Hint: get £5 off with the code SWLANUK)


Lancaster takes third place at Flux 2016

Leading student business competition held at Lancaster

Flux team2

Lancaster scooped third prize at the annual Flux competition; with Manchester Metropolitan University beating them to the post for first place.

The intensive two day event, which took place over the 6th & 7th of January, saw 12 teams from Universities across the country use their innovative and strategic thinking to solve a fictional business problem, utilising the Xing business planning tool. With corporate sponsors including IBM, BAE Systems and Milkround, the competition attracts the attention of top graduate recruiters and gives competing students the chance to interact and network with potential future employers and show their entrepreneurial talents.

The Lancaster team included: Dmitirii Ishutin, Anais Anais, Wenyang Min, Viktoriia Andrunknenko, Adley Chan and Prithiv Ghosal.

Read more here.

Congratulations to everyone involved in the planning and running of Flux 2016!

Calling female business owners!

Female business owners wanted for Hear Me Roar! Feminist Festival


Hear Me Roar! Feminist Festival will take place from 6th-8th March 2015

Lancaster Arts City are looking for female business owners in the Lancaster area to be part of the pilot Hear Me Roar! festival by turning their shop windows into artwork. Sue Flowers and her team invite you to help create a series of small-scale bespoke shop window visuals which will prove to be a great opportunity to get your shop and your products noticed.

To be part of the pilot scheme, all you need to do is email Sue Flowers (Chair of the Lancaster Arts Partnership), at,  with the following:

  • a ‘significant sentence’ about what it means to be a woman today- this can be anything from a phrase, poem or even an inspirational quote.
  • a digital photo of yourself at work
  • your name and business name

Emails should have ‘women’s festival’ in the subject header and applications need to be sent no later than Tuesday 24th February 2015.

For further information contact Sue on 015242 21233 or 07940775290.

Campus in the City 2015 – Enterprise Week

Market research and other great enterprise opportunities


Campus in the City runs again in 2015 from 14th February to 25th April.

Within that, week commencing 30th March has been allocated as Enterprise Week, which presents an opportunities for enterprising students and staff to get involved.  For example, it’s a chance to conduct Market Research with potential customers for an idea you are developing or for a product or service you already offer.

There are lots of other ways you could use the space so if you are interested in finding out more this opportunity, please get in touch as soon as possible via

[image above from last year’s event]

3-1-5 Health Club Business To Business Breakfast Meeting

Speed Networking at 3-1-5 on Friday morning – get an early morning workout first!


This Friday! 30th January 3-1-5 is hosting Business 2 Business breakfast meeting in partnership with Audi Blackburn from 7.45am until 10am. What do you need to do to run the business you really want to run? And, what would it feel like? Would you like to discuss this further with like-minded business colleagues? Then come along to our Speed Networking morning at 3-1-5 Health Club and if you are really keen, why not have a workout beforehand with our world class trainers from 6.45am? Just RSVP to before 28th Jan 2015.

Click here for more information.

Calling hungry entrepreneurs – 2014 Cupcake Challenge!

You are invited to the next Lancaster ‘Young’ Professionals Network (LYPN) on Thursday 13th February 2014 at the Storey in Lancaster.

Join in the LYPN’s the first event for 2014 and get creative with our Cupcake Challenge, back by popular demand! It will be a great way to meet new people and ultimately gain new business in relaxed environment. You will also be enjoying drinks and tasting the delightful NICE deli boards.

Venue & time – NICE Bar & Restaurant, The Storey, Meeting House Lane, Lancaster from 5.30pm to 7.30pm. Cost: Members £12 +VAT, Non Members & Guests £12 +VAT.

Don’t miss out, book now by emailing or visiting to meet like-minded young professionals working in the district and be provided with the opportunity to gain new social and professional business contacts.