Summer Bootcamp: Start a business doing what you love

PopUp Business School


Monday, 25 June 2018 to Friday, 29 June 2018
Applications are now closed


Henley Business School 
Reading University, Whiteknights Campus RG6 6UD

The PopUp Business School was an exhilarating five-day course demonstrating practical ways to get a business idea off the ground and launch online - without spending any money or writing any business plans!



In collaboration with Henley Business School and the PopUp Business School, we helped delegates to turn their ideas into real businesses without the need for start-up money!

This was a week of fun and interaction – guiding delegates step by step through how to turn business ideas into real businesses, ready to start making sales. There was the opportunity to test out ideas to see if they had legs and then work through each stage - from setting up a website and social media to the legal stuff.

About PopUp Business School

The PopUp Business School was founded in 2012 by Alan Donegan and Simon Paine. They knew that the traditional approach to starting a business could put more people off than they help and in order to find, inspire and help people start businesses, you need to take a completely different approach. PopUp aims to excite and inspire people to test their business ideas, as well as empower people to just get started.

Make money, have fun, do good.



  • How to start a business for free
  • The quickest way to start a business


  • Sales and the dark art of marketing
  • Growing your business quickly


  • How to make a great looking website for free
  • The top 5 marketing tools for modern businesses


  • The quickest way to find customers – Social Media
  • YouTube workshop – Creating and uploading videos for business


  • Tax, accounting and the legal stuff
  • The 12 PopUp Principles.

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