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Develop your entrepreneurial skills

Boost your employability, get to work on a business idea and make connections with like-minded peers through a range of workshops and events overseen by experienced entrepreneurs.

Develop your network and skills

Networking events for entrepreneurs

Be inspired by successful entrepreneurs and form connections that could help you start or grow your business at our regular networking events.

Enterprise boot camp: Learn what it takes to be an entrepreneur

Learn how businesses operate and develop some practical entrepreneurial skills in a supportive environment at our practical two-day bootcamp.

Imagine: Business idea generation boot camp

Learn how to generate business ideas at this one-day interactive boot camp.

Entrepreneurship training for PhD and doctoral students (SPERO)

Develop entrepreneurial skills and explore ways of using your research to develop a career outside of traditional academic pathways with the Santander PhD Entrepreneurship Opportunity (SPERO) programme.


Explore and test your business idea

Explore a business idea: programme and competition

Test the potential of your business idea in eight free, interactive evening sessions and get the chance to pitch for a substantial cash prize.

Launch a business venture: programme and competition

Get your business ready to go live in eight evenings of hands-on workshops, gaming activities and one-to-one support, then pitch for a substantial cash prize.

Advanced entrepreneurship skills for PhD and doctoral students (SPERO Advanced)

Gain the practical skills and knowledge you need to set up your own business with our two-day programme.