I have worked in partnership on joint projects with SAY School of Business over the last couple years and have always been impressed by the total professionalism with which the training is delivered and learning outcomes reliably achieved. I would recommend wholeheartedly working with SAY School of Business.
Development Manager at Royal Borough of Kingston upon Thames
SAY School of Business leads on our 8-week Launch programme, a programme that lays the groundwork for a successful business or social enterprise. It supports students and recent graduates over a series of interactive workshops, one-to-one mentoring support and a final pitch event where participants pitch for prize money. The team is made up of professional mentors and facilitators, bringing their significant business experience to support participants. It also has an impressive business and startup network that it draws on to directly benefit students with tangible 'real world' advice of a very high calibre. The programme is well received by students who leave highly rated feedback. Some students go on to develop highly successful businesses, a few even to global acclaim.
Claire Gardner, Programmes Manager UCL I & E Entrepreneurship
There are few defining moments for a business, and for us at Musemio, one truly was the Launch Program. The UCL Launch program taught me the fundamentals of starting a business that truly set the stage for our future successes. It built my entrepreneurial acumen while engaging in hands on activities, peer-to-peer learning, and workshops led by world-class, international mentors. Dr.Yuliana Topazly, an expert in entrepreneurship herself, leads with the heart of a mentor, meeting entrepreneurs and their businesses where they are and propelling startups like mine to a successful launch.
Co-Founder and Director
The Launch programme provided by Yuliana at SAY School of Business was an invaluable source of business knowledge and training. I came on the course with a limited understanding of the essential skills needed for running a business. Thanks to SAY School of Business' excellent style of communicating important business knowledge in an interesting, interactive and engaging way I was able to completely change my approach to running my own business. This programme covered all important aspects creating a successful business from leadership skills, to finance to business strategy. After completing the SAY School of Business' programme, I felt I had a strong foundation to go out and run a successful business. One year later, my business has grown greatly and I would never be able to get this far without being taught and trained in the foundations of running a good business.
Founder and Director
During last two years we worked closely together on the development and design of new joint educational programs. For us, an important criterion for choosing a partner is the practical orientation of the educational programs provided, this was the starting point of our cooperation. From Say School of Business, we always received professionalism and quality work, we hope to continue working with SAY School of Business on many other projects.
I truly enjoyed the social enterprise workshop delivered by Dr. Yuliana Topazly from SAY School of Business, especially her method of delivery. I remembered participating in the ice-breaking session and really got the chance to converse with other participants which I haven't met before. On top of it, her way of explaining the materials was entertaining and engaging, which resulted in the stickiness of the workshop materials. I am looking forward to attending more training workshops hopefully in the near future, to get the practical knowledge of wide ranges of other topics.
UCL, MA student
'To get a business from idea stage to launch is incredibly exciting but can also be daunting, especially for first time founders. UCL’s Launch Programme delivered by Dr. Yuliana Topazly and her team adds structure to this experience and access to expert advice all in one impactful 8 week course'.
Founder at Curaty, https://curaty.co
With Yuliana’s coaching and support at the Launch Challenge has really empowered me stay motivated and dedicated to my entrepreneurial journey. She is always full of resources and is very transparent in her sharing - which have helped me bounce off ideas and construct realistic action plans. The Launch Challenge at UCL wouldn’t be what it is without her.
Bella Trang Ngo, Co-founder and CEO, http://brarista.co