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Working with the Enterprise Team

Can you help a UWE students start-up achieve its full potential?

A university student’s introduction to entrepreneurship is often the beginning of their journey for building skills in:

  • Leadership
  • Creativity
  • Innovation
  • Networking
  • Self-confidence
  • Commercial awareness
  • Team work
  • Building resilience.

If you represent a business or organisation trying to contact or support student start-ups, then we would love to hear from you. We make extensive use of external speakers, mentors, advisers, facilitators, and support services to help our student entrepreneurs build their networks and gain vital support.

Here are just some of the ways you can get involved:


Providing mentorship and support to students is invaluable and greatly enhances the chances of their ideas making it in the real world. We currently match students to mentors who are on one of our three main support programmes. Please contact us at for more information about our mentoring programmes.

Business Review Panels

Our review panels occur approximately three times a year. The purpose of the review panels is to help keep student businesses on track and to get some strategic advice from experienced business professionals. Please contact us at for more information about our business review panels and how to get involved.

Start-up Drinks Networking events

Build your network and hear local entrepreneurs’ start-up stories, as well as one minute promotional pitches from audience members at our Start-up Drinks Networking events held at the Engine Shed. Please register to attend via Eventbrite.

Be Your Own Boss workshops

We run a series of 10 workshops to develop student’s commercial skill sets. We are always looking for professionals to help us deliver this series. If you have sales, networking, finance, IP, legal, marketing, pitching, leadership, or business planning expertise and are interested in delivering sessions on any of those topics, please contact us at

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