Runway is where student startups take flight. Catalysing the creation of sustainable, highflying, high impact ventures through infrastructure, investment and entrepreneurial knowhow. Our mentors are seasoned entrepreneurs who have already made a difference. We can help you to make a difference. We are open to students and graduates from across the University of Bristol.

Summer 2-Day Accelerator Programme 7th/8th June now open for booking

Join Runway at our Centre for Innovation and Entrepreneurship for a series of talks, workshops and mentoring events where new and aspiring founders can learn or practice new skills that will help drive their entry for the £50k Runway Awards. 

The aim of the Runway Programme is to accelerate graduate ventures beyond planning and validation towards practical delivery of value. We know stakeholders will never fully commit to a venture unless they believe it will really take off. 

During these two days we will help student and graduate start-ups take flight.

The overaching Runway programme provides professionalism, mentoring and a tailored plan for each business, allowing each University of Bristol graduate to depart with the knowledge and structures in place to deliver upon their entrepreneurial ambition. The Commit Full Throttle event will condense your learnings in to two days and challenge you to make things happen. The full programme will be published soon. 

Runway Awards

The Runway Awards is a pitching competition held annually over the summer, which is open to ambitious early-stage businesses run by current students and graduates who have left the university within 2 years. The Commit Full Throttle event will offer the opportunity to consider your application and discuss the winning formular with experienced Entrepreneurs in Residence.

When?

  • Tuesday 7th June 
  • Wednesday 8th June

Where?

  • Centre for Innovation and Entrepreneurship, Richmond Building, University of Bristol, 105 Queens Rd, Bristol BS8 1LN

Book your place here

I'm very grateful to be able to work in Runway! It will be a big step forwards for PEEQUAL, we will finally leave our bedrooms and begin to work in a space which supports and enables our development.

Amber and Hazel, Directors, PEEQUAL ltd

 Commit full throttle

The aim of the Runway Programme is to accelerate graduate ventures beyond planning and validation towards practical delivery of value. We know stakeholders will never fully commit to a venture unless they believe it will really take off. We help graduate start-ups take flight.

The key start-up programme provides professionalism, mentoring and a tailored plan for each business that is based within the multi-award-winning Centre for Innovation and Entrepreneurship.  Runway allows each University of Bristol graduate to depart with the knowledge and structures in place to deliver upon their entrepreneurial ambition. Pushing for success through a chain of infrastructure, improvement, and investment are an experienced team with success across many entrepreneurial ventures.

Runway boasts private meeting rooms, breakout space and professional presentation venues; access to student consultancy and interns; designers and prototyping facilities; mentoring and advice and importantly an inhouse investment fund.

As a member of the Runway programme you will be mentored by experienced Entrepreneurs in Residence and have full access to our training programme. This includes online lectures and resources specific to helping new entrepreneurs get up and running. 

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