How to set up and develop a successful Entrepreneurs in Residence Programme

10:00 - 12:30, 11 February 2021, virtual workshop via Zoom

The interactive, practical workshop will explore how business schools can set up and develop a successful Entrepreneurs in Residence programme and the benefits that this collaboration offers to EIRs, business schools and the wider university.
By the end of the session participants will have an improved understanding about:

  • The value of the EIR programme and benefits to those involved
  • The considerations by business schools when setting up the EIR programme
  • Importance of maintaining records and capturing key outcomes of each intervention
  • How business schools can engage with their wider university to promote the programme and recruit EIRs

This workshop is part of the Regional Liaison Network's series of events and is co-hosted by the Small Business Charter and the University of Portsmouth Business School.

Speakers include

Peter Hooley
Director of Business Development, University of Portsmouth Business School

Pat Smith
Small Business Manager, University of Portsmouth Business School

Jaimes Harrington
Small Business Officer, University of Portsmouth Business School

Lynda Povey
Enterprise Advisor, University of Portsmouth Business School

Phil Carr
CEO at My PT Hub (Fitii Ltd)

Sarah Goodall
Founder Tribal Impact

Anne Stevens
Chair, Faculty of Business and Law Advisory Board

Jinx Prowse
CEO, Music Fusion

10:00    Welcome

Peter Hooley, Director of Business Development, University of Portsmouth Business School

Pat Smith, Small Business Manager, University of Portsmouth Business School

10:10  Case study - Portsmouth's EIR Programme

Pat Smith, Small Business Manager, University of Portsmouth Business School

Jaimes Harrington, Small Business Officer, University of Portsmouth Business School

Lynda Povey, Enterprise Advisor, University of Portsmouth Business School

11:10   Break

11:20   Panel discussion - Entrepreneurs in Residence

Anne Stevens, Chair, Faculty of Business and Law Advisory Board

Sarah Goodall, Founder, Tribal Impact

Jinx Prowse, CEO, Music Fusion

12:20   Summation and Q&A

Pat Smith

12:30   Close

Peter Hooley
Director of Business Development, University of Portsmouth Business School

Pete has 18 years of experience working at the University of Portsmouth, where he has undertaken and succesdfully delivered several complex projects .He worked in a central role as an Operations and Project Support Manager, where he was responsible for raising the profile of the University’s Research and Business interactions. He advised the Directors of Research and Knowledge Services on appropriate media, technology and language for communication with external business and key partners. In his current role as Director of Business Development, based in the Faculty of Business and Law, he leads a team of 8 who deliver the Faculty’s business and support services.

Pat Smith
Small Business Manager, University of Portsmouth Business School

Working with colleagues across the University, I engage with businesses based in the Solent Region, looking for ways to support them and our students. Since starting this role in 2016, I have devised and introduced our Entrepreneurs in Residence Programme, as well as developed two annual events, one of which is in collaboration with Solent University and Hampshire Chamber of Commerce.  I am passionate about partnerships, making things happen and providing business people with a trusted point of contact.

James Harrington
Small Business Officer, University of Portsmouth Business School

Jaimes has worked for the University of Portsmouth for over 11 years establishing strong relationships with the local business community.  Jaimes joined the business services and research team back in 2016, for which he took upon the role of managing the entrepreneurs in residence programme.  Originally set up with only 1 entrepreneur in post, Jaimes has grown this flagship programme up to 14, and now with an additional 6 entrepreneurs to join the EiR family in early 2021.

Lynda Povey
Enterprise Adviser, University of Portsmouth Business School

Prior to joining the University, Lynda left the Pharmaceutical industry to set up two of her own ventures and these days is passionate about her role as an Enterprise Adviser within the Student StartUp team at the University of Portsmouth. As an experienced and award winning Enterprise Educator Lynda works closely with academic colleagues from a range of disciplines to develop, deliver and embed Enterprise & Entrepreneurship Education across the curriculum as well as delivering a range of extra-curricular support for the next generation of entrepreneurs. Having developed the Self-Employment Placement Scheme at the University Lynda also leads on the Start-up Visa Endorsement process. In 2015, Lynda became a Fellow of the International Enterprise Educators Programme (IEEP) and in 2018 completed her Masters in Enterprise and Entrepreneurship Education.

Phil Carr
CEO, My PT Hub (Fitii Ltd)

Phil Carr graduated from the University of Portsmouth with a BA (Hons) in Business Enterprise and Entrepreneurship.
He is the CEO of My PT Hub (Fitii Ltd), an app that is currently used by over 75,000 personal trainers and 1.3 million clients worldwide.

Phil's company is doubling year on year, and the app receives a new sign up every 2 minutes. He began the app in 2015 in his grandmother's spare bedroom, after seeing an obvious gap in the market. In 4.5 years, My PT Hub has grown from a team of 3 to a team of 25. Phil has also expanded his business into the world of investments. He recently closed a seed round into a Brighton based property rental company, Brighton Getaways.

Sarah Goodall
Founder, Tribal Impact

Sarah has been nominated for an EiR role for 2021 onwards.
Sarah is the founder of Tribal Impact - a company specialising in B2B social business and employee advocacy.  She has spent 20+ years in B2B Marketing.
She started Tribal Impact in 2015 to partner with B2B organisations that care about employee development, that are data driven and want to drive long-term change. As a result, she sees our customers achieve higher lead conversion, shorter deal cycles and increased pipeline coverage.
A very busy lady, she is a mum of three little princesses, has built her own house and runs half marathons for fun.

Anne Stevens
Chair, Faculty of Business and Law Advisory Board

Anne Stevens is a global executive and a thought leader on gender balance and inclusion. In 2015 she received the prestigious 'Global Inspiring Woman Award' at the WIN Leadership Conference in Rome.

Throughout her international business career with Rio Tinto, IBM and CSC, Anne has constantly been recognised for her unique approach to the development and advancement of women both in and out of the workplace. She has been on the International Advisory Board of Women’s International Networking (WIN) since 2004. She is a Board Trustee for Over The Wall, part of Hollywood icon, Paul Newman's SeriousFun Network, a Board Trustee for Portsmouth Citizens Advice Bureau and the Council Director for The Conference Board's 'Global Women, Global Leaders'.
Anne studied at Portsmouth Southern Grammar School, The Open University, London Business School, China Europe International Business School (CEIBS), Georgetown University and she holds an MBA. She is passionate about her family and her friends and is a long standing season ticket holder at Portsmouth Football Club.
In 2016, Anne was awarded an honorary doctorate by Portsmouth University in recognition of her global business achievements, services to women in business and her charity work.

Jinx Prowse
CEO, Music Fusion

Jinx is an Alumnus of the University of Portsmouth and the CEO and Founder of Music Fusion.  Music Fusion is a charity based in Havant that provides music making activities to young people who might not otherwise have the opportunity, and bridges the gap between these young people and their community. The charity has delivered music projects to over 35,000 young people who have experienced challenging life circumstances, building their confidence, self-esteem and communication skills.

This workshop is part of the Regional Liaison Network's series of events and is co-hosted by the Small Business Charter and the University of Portsmouth Business School.

The workshop will be of particular value to representatives from business schools and universities looking to set up an EIR type of programme, or looking to ways to engage their supporters/sponsors. Specifically:

From business schools and universities, those responsible for 

  • Business engagement
  • Student enterprise

 From small business and the wider community:

  • Small businesses and other stakeholders who would like to understand the type of structure and process that exists to engage with a business school.
  • Those looking to volunteer in their community and want to engage with a business school and the wider university

In order to make Regional Liaison Network events practicable we charge a fee of £30 per person.

Attendance is restricted to SBC award holding business schools, members of the Chartered ABS and representatives of their 'parent' universities. If you are unsure about whether you are eligible to attend please contact Meenal Datar meenal.datar@charteredabs.org

SBC award holding schools directory

Chartered ABS member directory

For each event we can offer a small number of complementary passes and these will normally be allocated to representatives of small businesses. If you would like to apply for a complementary pass please contact Meenal Datar meenal.datar@charteredabs.org.

Paying by invoice? Make sure you provide a valid Purchase Order Number when you make your booking.

The Regional Liaison Network is comprised of representatives of Small Business Charter Award holding schools.

Launched in November 2020 the primary purpose of the Network is to develop and host a series of events across the UK that facilitate knowledge exchange between SBC schools, and provide opportunities for SBC schools to connect with small businesses and other stakeholders.

Events hosted by the Regional Liaison Network are open to all members of the Chartered ABS and representatives of small businesses. Each event has a strong regional dimension and is designed to reflect the particular needs and areas of interest of local and regional business communities.

Currently there are 18 members of the Regional Liaison Network. Click here for further details.

Delivered as part of the Regional Liaison Network

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Portsmouth Business School produces graduates with the expertise and entrepreneurial spirit to make lasting positive impacts on local and global economies, societies and the lives of individuals.

The School is home to our internationally recognised research, which is helping entrepreneurs, small and medium enterprises (SMEs), governments and big business to find solutions to the challenges they face. The Small Business Charter award evidences our commitment to small businesses. In 2018, we worked with more than 300 small businesses on bespoke projects. Our 14 Entrepreneurs in Residence are integral to our strategy and delivery of our vision.

For information on Portsmouth's Entrepreneur in Residence Programme click here.