WMFC Schedule


Welcome Session

By Davies Okeowo, Co-Founder, AEC

Timings: 9:00 AM – 9:30 AM BST

WMFC is very special and will be kicked-off with the inaugural speech by our profound co-founder, Davies.


Business Management Strategies for Student Entrepreneurs

Carloyn Keenan, Project Manager at BSEEN

Timings: 9:30 AM – 10:00 AM

I have a part-time job, I have so many works with my academics. I am not able to manage my time. Often you hear these from students. In this exclusive informative session by The Speaker will be providing insights about how to manage and work on your business idea while being a student.


Business Development Pitch

Timings: 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM BST

While you are studying in the UK on a Tier 4 student visa you can’t officially register your company, but this doesn’t mean you can’t start developing your business. Come pitch to us about how far you’ve progressed with your business idea while being an international student. Pitch about how you’ve grabbed the opportunity to validate, identify and build your brand credibility while being a student.


Cost Effective Marketing Strategies for Startups

Laura Vanessa, Head of Marketing, MSDUK

Timings: 11:00 AM – 11:30 AM BST

Looking for big wins on a small budget? Discover cost-saving strategies – what to avoid, what to outsource, and how to grow profitably.


Networking

11:30 AM – 12:00 AM


Lunch

12:00 PM – 1:00 PM


Disruptive Tech Pitch

Timings: 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM BST

The adoption of digital technology has accelerated rapidly in the last year, across industries, consumer segments, and global cities. If you’re a student and currently working with one on the next disruptive game-changing tech solutions and products, The Tech Leap Pitch will give you a chance not just to prove yourself in front of a prestigious crowd, but also to mingle and gain access to the West Midlands Tech network and resources. This includes startups with innovative applications of the following technologies: Data & Artificial Intelligence, Blockchain, 5G, Cybersecurity and Consumer Technologies.


Pricing Masterclass

Jenny Millar, Founder – Untapped Pricing

Timings: 2:00 PM – 2:30 PM BST

Setting prices for products or services is a huge challenge for many business owners at startup as well as during scale-up! Mistakes made in pricing decisions result in lost revenue, disrupt cash flow and reduce profits in your business. Join the session to know how to develop clear strategies for pricing in your business.


Sponsors

2:30 PM – 3:00 PM


West Midlands Biz Trivia

Timings: 3:00 PM – 3:30 PM BST

This trivia competition creates a buzz around businesses in the West Midlands and draws awareness to our partners by testing how much students know about them.


Industry Insights Session

Timings: 3:30 PM – 4:00 PM BST

For Beauty & Personal Care Industry

Oyinkansola Adebayo, CEO & Founder of Niyo Enterprise

For all Other Industries

Daniel Evans, Co-Founder Birmingham Enterprise Community

A Fire-side chat about Building a Business in the West Midlands.


2-DAY Startup Challenge

Timings: 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM BST

Grouped into teams of 3 with each member being from a different University, participants will be required to come up with a Business Canvas, a Promotional Material, and a Pitch-deck in 48 hours for a given idea.


Ending Notes

5:00 PM – 5:30 PM


Aston Entrepreneurs’ Club

Connecting the enterprise dots for Startups, for Aston University, for Birmingham.

Do you have questions about Aston Entrepreneurs’ Club (AEC) or about its events?

Write to us at astonentrepreneursclub@gmail.com

Birmingham, West Midlands GB