Market assessment project for expansion of enterprise programme into Europe

Project status
Project start date
Not specified
Project posted
22 Sep 2015 09:24
Project duration (approx.)
3.0 Months
Budget (approx.)
£400 / day
Education, Financial Services, Public Sector
Area of expertise
Market Analysis, Project Management, Strategy
Consultant location
United Kingdom

Objectives and Key Deliverables

Fig is one of Europe’s leading venture capital groups, which provides a pragmatic new approach to supporting and investing in high-growth early-stage companies. Founded five years ago, Fig brings together exciting early-stage companies and experienced, value-added investors. In this period, more than £24 million has been raised for 17 companies in the UK, US and Europe. The total enterprise value of the Fig Portfolio is over £70 million.

Fig runs the Enterprising Student Society Accreditation (ESSA), a nationwide university scheme that promotes, recognises and rewards enterprising activity within all undergraduate societies. The scheme has recently received a grant from the European Commission through the Research and Innovation programme, Horizon 2020. With only 6% of applicants being invited to progress, Fig as been asked to present a plan to roll out the ESSA across the EU. The Project Analyst will be responsible for the support and input in the both the research for the plan and designing the potential delivery.

The objectives of the project are to capture the value proposition of being part of Student Societies, understand the differences across universities within the EU, and understand how student societies could be developed further within those countries.

A Consultant is required to assist in market research, data acquisition (both qualitative and quantitative), identification of overseas partners, and report preparation.

The Project Analyst will be responsible for both the support and input in the both the research for the plan and for designing the potential delivery.

~3-5 years of experience

MBA preferred
Strong analytical research skills
Critical thinking and analysis
Strong communications skills
Ability to manage external relationships

Excellent project management and organisations skills

High level presentation skills

The Consultant will be required to spend some time at our Fleet Street offices.

Start date is asap, and the project will likely run for 3-6 months. It may not require full-time work, but only 3-4 days per week.

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