Alumni benefits

Entrepreneurship opportunities for alumni


Are you a successful entrepreneur who is keen to help the next generation follow in your footsteps? If yes, then the King’s Lion’s Den Challenge needs your help!

With £11,000 prize money available, student teams need your business acumen to make their business ideas a reality.

From January to March 2015, you’d need to be able to commit 2 hours per month to mentor a team.

Contact with 'Lion’s Den' as the subject line to express your interest.

Entreprise Connect

Or, if you are looking for advice and inspiration yourself, then check out the events on offer from Enterprise Connect!

The Enterprise Connect project, run by King’s Commercialisation Institute, promotes and supports entrepreneurship at King’s by regularly hosting a variety of activities which include seminars, workshops and networking events. It aims to expand service provision and access to entrepreneurship activities for all King’s students, alumni and staff.

They run a programme of free events throughout the year where there is the opportunity to hear from high profile speakers and connect with established business leaders. Previous speakers include: Cath Kidston MBE, Founder and Creative Director of Cath Kidston, Nick Robertson OBE, CEO of, Luke Johnson, Chairman and part-owner of Patisserie Valerie, Chairman Risk Capital Partners and former Chairman of Pizza Express, and Sahar Hashemi, Co-Founder of Coffee Republic.

Find out more on the King’s website or on the Enterprise Connect Facebook page.

Recent graduates

If you graduated in either 2013 or 2014, then you can have the chance to turn your great business idea a reality by taking part in King’s Lion’s Den Challenge.

With £11,000 prize money and a programme of seminars, workshops and training, this is the perfect platform through which to launch your business idea.

To take part or find out more, you can also contact using Lion’s Den as the subject line to express your interest.

As part of the Lion's Den challenge, there are also a number of helpful workshops available throughout December and January: 

  • 3rd December 2014 - Bootstrapping Process on Entrepreneurship Development
  • 14th January 2015 - Business Models And Idea Generation
  • 28th January 2015 - Spiralling Innovation And Reaching Out To Your Customers
  • 4th February 2015 - Purpose Based Pitching And Connecting
  • 11th February 2015 - Finance And Business Planning For Your Case
  • 17th March 2015 - Final Event

All workshops will be held in Room G.79, Franklin Wilkins Building, Waterloo Campus from 16.00-19.00. Visit the Lion’s Den website to find out more.





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