Enterprise is not just about starting a business; it's about recognising opportunities and taking control of your future.

Developing enterprise skills, such as creativity, negotiation and team work, can help you stand out from the crowd. They’re essential, whether you become an entrepreneur, work for yourself as a freelancer, or head into the job market.

We can help you develop entrepreneurial insight, practical skills and start or grow your own business.

Subscribe to our email updates to keep up-to-date with our programmes, free events, competitions, news and more! You can update your preferences and unsubscribe at any time.

Contact us at studententerprise@lsbu.ac.uk or 020 7815 6912 for more information. 

Follow us on Twitter: @LSBU_Enterprise and join our Facebook Group: StudentEnterpriseAtLSBU and add us on Instagram: studententerpriselsbu.

We offer the following services:

If you have an idea for a business, or are seeking to grow and develop an existing business, we’re here to help! Last year we supported over 180 students and alumni to develop their business ideas.

Book a 1-2-1

Looking for advice, or an opportunity to share your idea in a safe space? Discuss your idea in more detail with a member of the Student Enterprise team. We’ll also signpost you to relevant resources and activities to help you on your way.

Email: studententerprise@lsbu.ac.uk to book a 1-2-1 appointment.

Become part of the IdeaHub

IdeaHub begins with a 2-week hackathon called IdeaHack, giving you the opportunity to develop and launch your idea with access to resources, funding and expert support – all for FREE!

If you successfully launch your idea and can prove it works, you'll become part of IdeaHub, an exclusive community of entrepreneurs with access to further funding, legal support and desk space and lots more!

Visit www.ideahack.co.uk to find out more.

Hear from inspirational speakers who have started their own businesses, and get top tips for your future career or business idea.

All events are FREE to attend and are a great way to learn something new, develop an existing skill and build your network.

See our upcoming events on the Student Enterprise Eventbrite page.

Get a Certificate in Enterprise

Attend six of our workshops and talks, and you’ll receive a Certificate in Enterprise. All you need to do is:

  • get a stamp on your Student Enterprise loyalty card at every event you attend
  • once you have six stamps, email us with what you have learnt along the way
  • get your Certificate and improve your CV!

Certificates are accredited by the Higher Education Achievement Recognition Award (HEAR) for LSBU undergraduate students only.

Student Enterprise events

Industry experts and entrepreneurs from across the UK share their experiences and top tips at our interactive talks and workshops. We cover everything from, how to start a business to protecting your ideas, using social media to build your personal brand and start-up law.

Sign-up now!

Entrepreneur Stories

What’s it like to be an entrepreneur? Come and listen to successful entrepreneurs who will share their personal inspiring stories and journeys with you. It’s a great opportunity to learn from someone who has come before you and network with other entrepreneurs in the room.

Sign-up now!

We run competitions and challenges throughout the year to encourage you to embrace your entrepreneurial side, develop your skills and build your CV.

We regularly update this page, so keep checking back to see what new competitions and challenges we have coming up.

If you have any questions in the meantime, feel free to email us at studententerprise@lsbu.ac.uk

Our internships with small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs) and start-ups give you practical experience in an entrepreneurial environment.

Small businesses employed 16.3 million people in the UK in 2018, which is 60% of all private sector employment. Within a small business, you can have a big impact!

To find out about our latest internship opportunities, sign-up for regular email updates. Make sure you select the ‘Internships and opportunities to work with small businesses’ option from the list of interests.

Internships

Internships with small companies allow you to see what it really takes to run a business. In a small company you can:

  • make a big impact on a small team
  • gain insight into general operations, management styles, and customer relations 
  • prove your worth through positive contributions – on a small team everything is noticed!

Consultancy projects

Consultancy projects apply your academic knowledge in real-world scenarios. By working on a consultancy project with an SME, you’ll:

  • make a real contribution to business development by working on a specific research project  
  • gain insight into the real issues facing businesses and help to solve them 
  • learn how to manage your time, work to a brief and write commercial reports

For more information, please contact Libby England, Student Enterprise Manager on l.england@lsbu.ac.uk

Many of us don’t understand what Intellectual Property (IP) is, how it works or what it means to us if we’re thinking about setting up a business.

We offer 1-2-1 guidance, support and a series of free workshops to help you get to grips with what IP is and how you can make it work for you.

To find out how we can help you, please contact Syeda, IP Manager on syedara@lsbu.ac.uk or 020 7815 6910.

What does IP mean for you?

“Intellectual Property (IP) is any form of original creation that can be bought or sold,” according to the Intellectual Property Office (IPO).

Whether it’s an idea, a design or a product, IP is a valuable asset that can be licensed or sold to generate income. But most people don’t know how IP works and how they can gain from their creations. That’s where we come in.

IP workshops

We hold free talks and workshops led by leading IP experts and advisors aimed at helping you to best utilise your IP rights. Get more details and sign up now.

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