About Launch Space
Located in the new £16m University Enterprise Zone on Frenchay Campus, Launch Space provides physical incubator space and enterprise support for graduate start-up businesses.
We’re currently hosting a range of graduate-led, innovative and
high-tech businesses at various stages on the start-up journey – so
if you join us, you'll be working alongside other graduate
If you’ve graduated from any UK university in the last three years and have a business idea you would like to put into action, Launch Space can help you do just that. We’ll give you free desk space and business support for 12 months so you can focus on achieving great things.
Achievements to date
In just 18 months, Launch Space has supported over 50 businesses, with over £1.8 million funds raised by its residents and employment created for more than 90 people.
Launch Space is now well established in the regional start-up community, and is recognised for its unique ability to connect start-ups with the support and collaboration of the wider university and business communities.
Santander Start-Up Ambassador bursaries (SSAs)
The new SSA bursary aims to remove the financial disadvantage to pursuing the entrepreneurial career path.
Three recipients will each receive a £6,000 bursary (payable in six monthly amounts of £1,000) to help kick-start their career as an entrepreneur.
Graduates qualifying for the SSA awards will be selected on the basis that they:
- have no identifiable means of income to fund their entrepreneurial journey
- have a business idea deemed worthy of support and with high-growth potential.
The SSAs will:
- be expected to commit to working full time on their business within Launch Space for a minimum of six months
- be encouraged to engage with Bristol’s Santander Business team
- provide students with valuable insight, guidance and support
- engage widely with the University in its drive to support entrepreneurship.
Apply for your own space
Are you a recent graduate with a business idea you’d like to bring to life?Apply for space
Visit Launch Space
Launch Space is located on our Frenchay Campus:
University of the West of England (UWE Bristol)
Tel: +44 (0)117 32 81043