Celebrating and showcasing entrepreneurship at the University

flare 2017

At the University we are developing our students into commercially-aware, entrepreneurial leaders of the future. We support our most outstanding budding entrepreneurs with their business idea or newly trading business through flare, our start-up competition, which is open to both current students and recent graduates. flare is about harnessing the spirit of entrepreneurship in a safe and supportive environment.

Join us at this annual event and meet with our inspiring entrepreneurs, find out more about their start-up ventures, discover who impressed with the quality of their business plan and who wowed the judges at the challenging pitching session and ultimately learn who wins the cash prizes.

You will also learn about flare ignite, where we support and celebrate in-school entrepreneurial work, identifying and rewarding the most enterprising students.

The People's Choice Award

This year we are introducing The People's Choice Award where guests will be able to vote on the night for the flare finalist they think most deserving of this special prize.


5.30pm Finalists' Showcase and drinks reception - an opportunity to speak with the flare finalists about their start-up ventures and meet with some of our other aspiring student and graduate entrepreneurs. You will also be able to vote for your favourite finalist in the People's Choice Award.

6.15pm Awards presentation

7.15pm A further opportunity to view the showcase and meet the winners.  A buffet supper and refreshments will be served

More information and booking

This free of charge event will be of particular interest to business and industry, entrepreneurial Alumni, current students and staff.

Please book your place by the 8 September by booking online

or by contacting the Events Team by emailing events@herts.ac.uk or calling (0)1707 284121


The Weston Auditorium de Havilland Campus, Hatfield, Hertfordshire  AL10 9EU