Cultivating innovation and collaboration by creating spaces where academics can discover, develop and explore new ideas.
We believe in nurturing and empowering our students talent, creativity and entrepreneurial spirit, whether they are looking to launch a new app, start a social enterprise, develop an innovative new product or simply flex those entrepreneurial muscles to see how it feels. A key way in which we support these ambitions is through our Student Startup programme, partnering with SETsquared, the Global number one university business incubator.
Our Startup programme, is designed to support our students ideas from incubation to launch right through to long-term growth and sustainability. We do this through workshops, peer-to-peer network building, advice, support and access to early-stage funding.
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Founded by Leo Carr
Press: Student Startup Awards 2021 ‘People’s Choice’ Winner
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Achievements: Leo was awarded the People Choice’ Awards at the 2021 Student Startup Awards in recognition of his own achievements but also his support and encouragement of others in the programme.
Founded by Quinn Leatherbarrow Stokes
Press: SETsquared Press article
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Achievements: QWERTY Beer Box were selected to represent the University of Exeter at the annual Santander Entrepreneurship Awards where they were awarded a Judge’s Choice in recognition of their achievements and the future potential of the venture.
Founded by Kealan Jones & Ben Rose
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Achievements: Whilst studying at University of Exeter, Kealan was also a member of Enactus Exeter and was part of the team that reached the Enactus UK Finals in 2019.
Founded by Tom Carrington-Smith
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Achievements: Tom took on a role of Graduate Entrepreneur in Residence after graduating, to provide advice and support to other budding student entrepreneurs. Post-graduation, he helped start-up the global social media agency Born Social, co-founded CharlieHR, supported the early team at Oyster and was the Product Lead at Entrepreneur First.
Founded by Katy Dash
Press: PaddleBoat Theatre Company - Creative Careers
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Achievements: In addition to co-founding this successful theatre company, Katy took on a role of Graduate Entrepreneur in Residence after graduating, to provide advice and support to other budding student entrepreneurs.