Enterprise: Who we are

Are you interested in starting your own business, developing an existing idea or networking with other aspiring and established entrepreneurs?

Do you want to develop your employability skills?

The Enterprise team can help you achieve these goals whether you want to start a business or learn more about the process itself. If you have a creative idea or an existing business that you want to expand, we can provide you with the funding, mentoring and skills that you need to succeed.

We provide seed funding, an incubator programme, mentoring, enterprise boot camps, specialist workshops, free stalls at markets both on and off campus, pitching events and talks from local entrepreneurs. To sign up to any of our events visit https://careersandenterpriseevents.wordpress.com/

InQUBEate is Queen Mary’s 8 week start-up incubator programme, which has places for students to join in Semesters 1 and 2.  During the programme you will have weekly meetings with mentors from a range of industries, receive training on a range of topics including marketing and legal issues, meet like-minded students to share your ideas with, and pitch for funding to a panel of judges.

To get a place on InQUBEate you can apply for any of our three levels of funding awards: Try It (up to £500 to test an idea), Grow It (up to £5000 to develop an existing business) and Build It (up to £10,000 to build a prototype or product). To apply please visit: www.careers.qmul.ac.uk/students/enterprise/Funding

Deadline for applications to InQUBEate Semester 1: 5th October

If you are interested in finding out more about our programme, please email enterprise@qmul.ac.uk.  Alternatively, to speak about your business idea in more detail, please book an enterprise appointment by phoning: 020 7882 8533

Meet the team:

RaRachelBrown16chel is the Enterprise Programme Manager and has worked in the education sector in a variety of different roles since completing a degree in English Language and Literature at the University of Leeds. She started her career working as an editor at Emerald, an academic business and management publisher in Bradford. She then moved to London to work in the product development team of Pearson, working with international teachers and consultants to design and deliver educational resources for Caribbean primary and secondary level schools.

Rachel moved out of publishing to establish an enterprise programme in a secondary school in Tower Hamlets, as part of collaboration between a local social enterprise and an investment bank. She joined the Careers & Enterprise Centre in September 2013.

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Natasha is the Enterprise Programme Coordinator and prior to this role she worked with the Prince’s Trust as the Enterprise Programme Executive for South West London, covering 6 boroughs and supporting disadvantaged young people develop their business ideas.  From 2012 – 2014 she developed a social enterprise in Scotland which aimed to improve positive outcomes for vulnerable young people with low self-esteem.  The project aimed to build self-confidence through a variety of experiences and in the format of a programme which allowed them to maximise their potential.  During this time, she was part of The School of Social Entrepreneurs and completed counselling training, as well as studying Cognitive Behavioural Therapy.  She was also part of various Business Accelerators, including the 20 week programme, Acorn Enterprise Accelerator.

Natasha graduated with a BA Hons in Film and Media Studies from University of Stirling in 2010 and following this she worked on a couple of short films. She has had various roles in sales and marketing and has always loved to get involved with charity work, volunteering and fundraising.

We look forward to hearing from you!

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