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STUDENT ENTERPRISE

The Student Enterprise Team provide current students and recent graduates the support they need to either set up their own business, lead a social enterprise, become freelance/self-employed, launch a scalable startup or develop essential enterprising skills.

We offer inspirational events, challenging competitions, skill development workshops, specialist mentoring, generous funding opportunities, plus advice and guidance through our 1:1 appointments and online resources. You can stay up to date with Student Enterprise opportunities by signing up to our monthly mailer.​​​​​​

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Contact the team

Contact the team

Interested in working with the Student Enterprise team at the University of Southampton? Email us now.

Visit our new SharePoint site

Visit our new SharePoint site

If you're a University of Southampton student then visit our new SharePoint site to stay up-to-date with our opportunities!

Student Enterprise Upcoming Events and Opportunities

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.

Small Business Speed Launch

Small Business Speed Launch

Looking to launch a business? Have a proven concept and looking to get started? The Speed Launch is for you! Semester 2.

Go Freelance Series

Go Freelance Series

Equip yourself with the skills and knowlege you need to become a freelancer.

Foundership Scheme

Foundership Scheme

Spend the summer working on your business with support from our generous funding package and network of experts! Summer 2023.

Past Events and Opportunities

Student Founder Showcase

Student Founder Showcase

Find out what happened at the 2022 Student Founder Showcase! Featuring our Foundership Cohort, and the winners announcements for our 100 Big Ideas Competition!

Student Startup Challenge

Student Startup Challenge

The Student Startup Challenge equipeped students with the knowledge, skills, and experience to make any business idea a success! November 2022.

Women Founders Round Table

Women Founders Round Table

Held in partnership with the University of Winchester, this Round Table discussed the barriers facing enterprising women. November 2022

Student Enterprise Fund

Student Enterprise Fund

The Student Enterprise Fund gives students the chance to win up to £2000 in equity-free funding for your business! December 2022 and May 2023.

Success Stories

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

Check them out now!

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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