QEnterprise: Interested in starting your own business?

group shot 1Are you interested in starting your own business, developing an existing idea, learning entrepreneurial  skills or networking with other aspiring and established entrepreneurs?

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. You can learn more about what we offer here. To sign up to any of our events, see our events calendar.

QIncubator is a new high-impact entrepreneurship development programme – developed from InQUBEate – that provides a testing ground for projects at idea-stage and early-stage. You don’t need a fully formed business idea, just a passion and lots of entrepreneurial talent. 

The 12-week programme combines enterprise training, industry connections, expert coaching and peer learning to accelerate success.

What’s in it for you?

  • Validate your idea and business model
  • Build your product or service with expert mentors from companies such as KPMG, Santander, Duestche Bank and PwC
  • Build professional networks, engage with employers and local communities
  • Develop critical thinking skills
  • Improve your pitching skills  
  • Apply for up to £10,000 in funding 

 Applications for Semester B (Cohort 2) are now open.

To find out more about the programme and how to apply, click here.

Funding

We’re on the hunt for the most innovative businesses and social enterprises emerging from QMUL.

Are you a QMUL student or graduated less than two years ago? Do you have a business idea or have already started trading? Is your idea the next big thing?

Here is your opportunity to win up to £10,000 in equity-free awards, as well as expert mentoring and dedicated start-up support through our 12-week QIncubator programme. 

If you have an idea for a business that you’d like to start or grow we have Try It (up to £500), Grow It (up to £5,000) and Build It (up to £10,000) funding awards available.

Our 2018/19 funding deadlines are as follows:

Round 1: Wednesday 26th September 2018 – Sunday 28th October 2018, 11:59pm

Round 2: Wednesday 12th December 2018 – Sunday 20th January 2019, 11:59pm

Round 3: Wednesday 27th March 2019 – Sunday 28th April 2019, 11:59pm

To find out more about funding awards and how to apply, click here.

Say hello

Izzy EditedIf you are interested in finding out more about our programmes, please email enterprise@qmul.ac.uk

Alternatively, to speak about your business idea in more detail, please book an enterprise appointment with Izzy (Enterprise Programme Manager, pictured left) by calling 020 7882 8533

We look forward to hearing from you!

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