Student enterprise and start-up

Enterprise skills are highly valued by employers of all sizes. Being enterprising simply means having the confidence and ability to:

  • Identify opportunities
  • Act on ideas
  • Make decisions
  • Be innovative
  • Be creative

Student enterprise and start-up support

Business Basecamp is the University of Bristol's student enterprise and start-up support service. We support all student start-ups, from the intitial idea right through to getting your company off the ground. We provide:

  • Advice and mentoring services
  • A series of inspiring master-classes
  • Free tutorials with business professionals
  • Alumni-funded summer grants for students to work on their business ideas

You can also get involved with Inc., Bristol's entrepreneur society, and Enactus, the social enterprise society.

The New Enterprise Competition

If you have a great idea for a new business, service, or product you could win funding and support to make it happen. Every year we award around £30,000 to students and graduates - all generously sponsored by our industry partners.

For full details of the awards available and how to apply, please visit the dedicated New Enterprise Competition website.

Student entrepreneur societies

Exposing yourself to the difficult challenges faced by entrepreneurs is a hugely valuable experience. It requires a level of reasoning, focus, and tenacity that is unmatched by any other pursuit available to undergraduates - it can be incredibly rewarding too!

George Mills, Company builder at Arts Alliance Ventures and former Entrepreneur in Residence in Basecamp