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Strathclyde Entrepreneurial Network Start-up support

Get started on your entrepreneurial journey

Our Enterprise Team helps Strathclyde students, staff and alumni build their businesses. From idea validation through to investment, we're with you all the way.

How it works

Step 2: Opportunity progression

Once you've met with an advisor, we'll point you towards the support your business needs. We can offer:

Step 4: Investment

When you're ready, we can help your business prepare for and find the right investment. The Strathclyde Entrepreneurs Fund (SEF) is the University’s own investment fund which staff, students and alumni can access for their innovative ventures. Supporters of the University offer up capital for the creation, development and early stage growth of these businesses and returns are reinvested in the fund. 

More information

It's important to note that it's not possible to put a fixed timeframe on how long each step should take as every opportunity varies. After your opportunity has been assessed, a business advisor will inform you on next steps and an estimated timeframe which suits your progression. 

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Meet our entrepreneurs

Revive Eco secure £235,000 from Zero Waste Scotland Circular Economy Investment Fund

The First Minister Nicola Sturgeon announced the investment in her keynote speech on 31 October at the Circular Economy Hotspot in Glasgow.

The Start-Up Drinks Lab Awarded £75k from Scottish EDGE

Craig Strachan and Hannah Fisher were awarded £75,000 at the Scottish EDGE Round 12 finals for their business The Start-Up Drinks Lab.

Ruth McLaren named a finalist in the 2018 Santander Universities Entrepreneurship Awards

The founder of Silver Lion Innovations won in the Technology category at the North semi-finals on 26 June 2018.

Strathclyde Makes Significant Investment in 3F Bio

The six-figure investment forms part of a financing round, worth a total of £6.16 million, in 3F BIO, which was spun out of Strathclyde Institute of Pharmacy and Biomedical Sciences in 2016.

Jonny Willcox Wins 2018 Inspiring City Sport Award

Strathclyde graduate Jonny Willcox, Founder of GeoSport Ltd, won the Sport Award at the 2018 Inspiring City Awards. Chitresh Sharma, Co-Founder of Swipii, also received a special commendation for the Outstanding Young Business Leader award.