Strathclyde Entrepreneurial NetworkEnterprise Partners

The Enterprise Partners programme is an opportunity for experienced members of Strathclyde's vast industry, entrepreneurial and alumni network to volunteer their time to support the next generation of Strathclyde entrepreneurs and innovators. 

Enterprise Partners volunteered 206 collective hours in 2017/18. Enterprise Partners support SEN activities and clients in a variety of ways, including:

  • Delivering workshops and engaging in speaking opportunities
  • Mentoring and supporting clients 1-1
  • Sitting on funding and competition panels 
  • Attending events such as Strathclyde 100, ‘Meet the Mentors’ and other networking events

By encouraging, supporting and motivating new ventures, you will be making an invaluable contribution to the University of Strathclyde community – all while expanding your own business network. We currently have 32 active Enterprise Partners and regularly acknowledge their contribution to the SEN community.

What we look for in an Enterprise Partner 

Enterprise Partners are altruistically motivated to share their experience and expertise with commercial opportunities emerging from Strathclyde’s student, alumni and research communities. Enterprise Partners are typically:
  • Experienced at a Manager or Director level in their field
  • Industry experts in a variety of sectors, such as life sciences, energy, food and drink, financial services or manufacturing
  • Experts in a particular area of business, such as product development, professional services, investment, intellectual property, marketing or sales
  • Graduates of the University of Strathclyde, or have a strong connection to the University
  • Based in, or frequently working from, Scotland

How do I become an Enterprise Partner? 

Do you have a unique skillset or entrepreneurial experience that could benefit an emerging entrepreneur? Email your CV to and a member of our team will get in touch to explore opportunities best suited to your expertise and interests.