Whether you're looking to start the next Facebook or learn the basics of entrepreneurship, Startup Soc is for you!
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Are you interested in learning how to start a business? Are you a big fan of Silicon Valley? Don't even know what Silicon Valley is? Don't worry, we're here for everyone. Our purpose is to encourage the spirit of entrepreneurship and the creation of startups at the University of Birmingham. We aim to teach you the entrepreneurial skills which you will find useful later on in your career, whether as a founder of your own enterprise or an employee at a company. Startup Soc is a platform where students can meet other students interested in technology, design, and business, discuss new trends and pursue their ideas together.
Startup Soc was founded in October 2017. This year is going to be our second year in operation and we've learnt a lot from the past year's failures and successes. In the 2018/2019 academic year Startup Society will be bigger, more quality-focused and we will ensure to provide you with both knowledge and the entrepreneurial fun.
During the academic year, we organise a variety of events such as startup 101 lectures, company treks, workshops with tech giants, exploring new trends lectures, competitions, and socials. To ensure the highest quality of delivery and content, we invite entrepreneurs from all over the UK to speak on topics that are crucial for us, entrepreneurs. All of our events are free. We're also in partnership with 4 other Birmingham universities which means that by joining us you receive exclusive access to a huge network of other student entrepreneurs and more events - all this also for free.
If you're looking to meet open-minded, motivated and smart people from a variety of backgrounds join us and help us on our mission to encourage entrepreneurship among students. It's going to be amazing, we promise!
Ex-Googler, passionate about startups and technology. Apart from Google, Mateusz also gained business development and marketing experience working at a startup in Hong Kong and at 2 British startups. Advertising enthusiast with traditional print ads and Mad Men being his two biggest obsessions.
Total nerd, best AI&CS student, hackathons addict. Kacper fortified his tech skills by interning at multiple companies including Amazon and JPMorgan. Usually, you can find him in CS labs working on some new cutting-edge AI application, if he's not there he's probably getting beaten on an MMA mat or networking with a local tech community.
Tomer is an aspiring innovator who has started his journey in the entrepreneurial world in search for true answers to world problems. Currently studying 3rd year Business Management with Marketing, Tomer has been focusing on his start-up, Prodicode.com, aiming to create value through digital innovation in artificial intelligence and cyber-security.
Laim is a first-year EPSRC PhD student in Physical Sciences for Health focused on understanding how proteins on our heart cell membranes communicate with each other. However, in her free time she is a public speaking and adrenaline addict, occasionally takes part in musical activities and dreams about her own BioTech one day.
Matthew is a final year Biomaterials Student who is passionate about entrepreneurship. He founded Hearty Foods for this reason. He has held numerous societal positions such as Trading Floor VP and wants to employ a host of innovative technologies to reach out to students. Matthew is also a student partner for entrepreneur first.
Mad scientist, Miruna believes in the advancement of science through entrepreneurship; graduated Biosciences with Business and among other things she worked in Stem Cell Research, in a tech start-up in Munich and at the SE European Research Centre. She now works on Tissue Engineering and 3D Bioprinting bringing healthcare technologies to market.