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 Emily Davies

Emily Davies

Student Startup Manager (SETsquared)

 07804 520099

 Innovation Centre 


Innovation Centre,  University of Exeter,  Rennes Drive,  Exeter,  EX4 4RN, UK



Emily is the SETsquared Exeter Student Startup Manager, and manages the Student Startup team at the University of Exeter. Emily works closely with academic and professional services colleagues across colleges’ to foster an entrepreneurial culture across all campus', broadening access to entrepreneurial education and skills development and nurturing and developing student and graduate startup business’

Emily designed and co-delivers a comprehensive programme of activities, including workshops, presentations, expert panels and other events, to equip students with the toolkit necessary to validate and test an idea and launch a new business. She also works 1-2-1 with students and has developed a broad network of contacts both in Exeter, the UK and Internationally, who can be called up for additional support and mentoring. Emily is also an Exeter representative within the SETsquared partnership, focusing specifically on Student Enterprise projects, including 3 Day Startup in October and the SETsquared Graduate Acceleration Showcase in June.

Emily is keen to continue developing connections between the University and the wider startup community in and around Exeter to further support and enrich the support available to students.

For further details about the Student Startup programme, see


Emily previously worked as Global Employability Consultant (maternity cover) with the central Employment Services team where she promoted and supported current students and graduates to secure valuable international work experience and graduate jobs.

Prior to moving to Devon, Emily spent five years in London managing experiential education programmes for American undergraduate students for CAPA The Global Education Network. Emily also worked in Marketing for a regional Arts Centre and a music festival, focusing particularly on audience development and community engagement.

Emily is also a semi-professional musician, self-released an album and has performed at events and festivals both nationally and internationally. Emily is passionate about creating connections between people and in supporting individuals and organisations to realise their full potential.




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