Queen Mary Careers & Enterprise provides students and recent graduates with a range of support for their entrepreneurial ideas:
Seed funding – students and recent graduates (up to one year) can apply for up to £5000 of funding through our ‘Try It’ and ‘Grow It’ awards, with opportunities to apply each semester.
1-to-1 enterprise appointments – book in an appointment via the Careers & Enterprise Centre in the Queens’ Building to get advice about developing your business idea. Whatever stage your idea is at we can meet with you and help you to develop it.
Mentors – we’ll try to match you with a mentor from a local start-up to support you through the early stages of setting up your business.
Workspace – students can work on their businesses in the Qube, an on-site bookable space in the Francis Bancroft building.
Workshops – check our website to book onto our practical workshops including business plan writing, pitching, cashflow, and marketing, run each semester.
Competitions – look out for competitions run throughout the year that provide sponsorship to attend external enterprise events. In 2014 we have funded two students to attend the European Innovation Academy, a three week enterprise summer accelerator programme based in Nice, and one student to attend Engineering YES, a business plan competition for engineering researchers.
Tier 1 (Graduate Entrepreneur) - international students with a credible business idea and relevant entrepreneurial skills can apply for endorsement from Queen Mary to stay in the UK under a Tier 1 (Graduate Entrepreneur) Immigration Permission.
For more details visit www.careers.qmul.ac.uk/students/enterprise
To find out about enterprise events visit: http://www.careers.qmul.ac.uk/events