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STUDENT ENTERPRISE

Want to launch your own successful business? The University of Southampton's Student Enterprise Team provide you the opportunities and support you need to develop essential enterprising skills!

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Student Enterprise Opportunities and Support for 2021/2022

1:1 Appointments

1:1 Advice & Guidance Sessions

Book a 1:1 appointment to speak with a member of the Student Enterprise Team about your business idea or an opportunity. Available year round.

Active Rewards Programme

Active Rewards Programme

Have a business idea but not sure where to start validating your idea? Complete our online module that will take you through the basics! Available year round.

SEED/Accelerate Funds

SEED/Accelerate Funds

Apply for up to £2500 or £6000 of funding to support your business! Application rounds in November and June each year.

Foundership Scheme

Foundership Grant Fund Scheme

Secure up to £2500 of funding and structured support to work on your business idea for 12 weeks over the summer months! July 2022 to September 2022.

Startup Visa

Startup Visa

The University of Southampton will consider endorsing international graduates for ideas that are innovative, viable and scalable. May 2022.

Small Business Speed Launch

Small Business Speed Launch

Taking you through 6 of the fundamental activities for launching your small business, with guidance from professionals. April 2022.

Freelance Bootcamps

Freelance Bootcamps

Run by freelancers with real-life lessons to share with you, our Freelance Bootcamps will introduce you to the realities of freelance life. February 2022

100 Big Ideas Competition

100 Big Ideas Competition

Have an idea that you think has potential? Maybe an innovative new product or service? How about a new way of tackling an issue that matters to you? October 2021.

Student Founder Showcase

Student Founder Showcase

The Student Founder Showcase saw the Foundership scheme students provide an update after a summer of support and £2500 of funding for their business idea. October 2021.

Student Startup Challenge

Student Startup Challenge

Equipping you with the skills to grow a business through professionally led workshops, real-life customer discovery and essential pitching practice! November 2021.

10 Steps Business Builder Workshop

10 Steps Business Builder Workshop

This interactive workshop will breakdown the key steps any aspiring entrepreneur should take in successfully setting up a business. November 2021.

Success Stories

Take a look at some of the businesses we've supported in the past.

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Other Opportunities Supported by Student Enterprise

Future Worlds

Future Worlds

Future Worlds is the University of Southampton on-campus startup accelerator offering staff and students the chance to accelerate the growth of their startup. 

Social Impact Lab

Social Impact Lab

The Social Impact Lab focuses on social enterprise and can help you start your own social venture. 

Southampton Science Park

Southampton Science Park

The South of England’s innovation hub. Offering guidance to startups and leading technology businesses.

SETsquared Partnership

SETsquared Partnership

SETsquared provides a wide range of highly acclaimed support programmes to help turn ideas into thriving businesses.

Student Innovation Challenge

Student Innovation Challenge

Students work in small groups to solve a real-life business challenge; researching the issue and providing recommendations to the problem.

E-mentoring

E-mentoring

E-mentoring Southampton is the destination for connecting students and alumni from anywhere in the world.

VentureFest South

VentureFest South

VentureFest South stimulates the south's business ecosystem through a year round programme of events and an annual Festival of Innovation.

 Student society opportunities

Fish On Toast

Fish On Toast

The home for entrepreneurs at the University of Southampton! A diverse group of founders, leaders, and enthusiasts.

Enactus Southampton

Enactus Southampton

A community of students committed to using the power of entrepreneurial action to transform lives and shape a better, more sustainable world.

Meet the Team!

Want to work with us?

Want to work with us?

There are plenty of opportunities to work with the Enterprise team through the year. Get in touch to find out more!

The Student Enterprise team have been absolutely brilliant. The advice, support and funding that they offer has been instrumental in helping myself and Sina Medical Technology, and they continue to help us on our journey today!

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