Business and Enterprise
The Career Development Service can help you develop your business ideas, grow your network, gain real business experience and find funding to get started. Lots of students have made successful businesses during their time at University and you could be one of them!
|Opportunity||What it involves|
|Leicester Startup Weekend
3-5 Feb 2017
|Pitching, building and launching a start-up over a 3 day weekend event.
Attendees will share business ideas, learn to test their concept, meet
potential co-founders and speak with experienced mentors. Find out more.
Launchpad Leicester Start-up Fund
|Exciting new business idea? We'll give you £1000 worth of funding and help to get started, including workshops to build your start-up skills, ongoing coaching and the opportunity to connect with the business community to find potential mentors, collaborators and investors. Apply by 27 January 2017. Find out more.|
Our interactive Blackboard module is designed to give you tools and resources
|Enactus Student Society
|Apply practical skills to develop local and international social impact projects designed to improve people’s lives. Using business principles, you can work in a
team to develop projects which range from empowering the unemployed to re-enter employment, to international projects that can change entire communities. Join here.
If you have a great idea but are not sure how to develop it we can help you. From one to one business coaching to virtual learning programmes, find out how we can help you to develop your idea .
Looking to develop a business which trades to tackle social issues, improve the community or environment? Find out how you can start a social enterprise .
Are you an international student looking to start your business in the UK? Do you have an innovative idea which has high growth potential? You may benefit from the
Building a network of like-minded people who can help, support and challenge you is essential to making your idea a reality. Here are some ways you can connect with Leicester's thriving Start-up community:
- Connect on campus at our regular Business Start-up Cafes
- S to receive updates on latest events in the City
- Join our LinkedIn communities, University of Leicester Business Network and Social Enterprise Leicester
Once your idea has been established you will be ready to grow your business, build your profile and enhance your sales - we can help.
Competitions can be a great way to test your concept, secure funding, enhance your profile and grow your network. Take a look at the latest opportunities here.
Hear from University of Leicester students who have achieved entrepreneurial success.