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Key Dates/What to expect

Please note the challenge will take place in a variety of locations around central London.


Meet & Greet: 28th February 2014

A chance to meet your team and the other participants over food and drink.
This event is optional.

Design Bootcamp: 1st - 2nd March 2014

Two day bootcamp to take you from ideas to concept. Pitch for feedback.
This event is compulsory. You must be available to attend the full bootcamp which will start at 10.30 am on Saturday morning and end at around 6pm on Sunday evening- food will be provided.

Make a prototype: 3rd - 7th March 2014

Experiment with your ideas- are your ideas practical?
This part of the challenge is fairly independent- you can decide in your teams how to manage your time here, it might be all of you for two full evenings, or everybody chipping in with two members taking the lead on this stage.

Pitching: 8th March 2014

This is a full day event and is compulsory to attend.

Selling: 22nd - 23rd March 2014

Two days to sell your products at selected locations across London and online.
Every team member should be selling for at least one of the two days over this weekend.

Presentation/Awards: 26th March 2014

An optional event for all participants- informal evening with food and drink, watch the video that will have documented the challenge, find out who won and hang out with a great crowd.


Design Make Sell is a unique programme that provides any student looking for a practical ‘real life’ experience to gain new skills and develop their competencies around entrepreneurship, innovation and creative practice.

Students should complete the programme with the following set of skills and experience:

  • Pitching
  • Negotiation
  • Business ideas generation
  • Marketing
  • Experience of producing quality items on a deadline
  • Team working and collaboration
  • Market research
  • Sourcing and negotiation with manufacturers
  • Business finance management
  • Customer relations

Please note this challenge is free. You will expected to pay for your own travel to events. UCL Advances will cover the costs of the manufacturing of products.


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