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Watch the highlights reel celebrating the last 10 years of Student Startups Programmes.

The Deck

We are based at The Deck in the Innovation Centre on Streatham Campus. The Deck is a collaborative workspace for student entrepreneurs to work on their business ideas or to meet a member of our team for 1-2-1 appointments. The space is also used for weekly startup workshops and classes for  modules.

SETsquared Exeter

At SETsquared Exeter we help University of Exeter students become successful entrepreneurs through numerous activities and facilitating networking and collaboration opportunities. 
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Student success stories

On 16th February, the Student Startups team and 3 student entrepreneurs met with the Vice-Chancellor Professor Lisa Roberts, and Matt Hutnell, Director at Santander Universities UK, to mark the signing of a sixth funding agreement.

Read about our partnership with Santander

In July 2023, the University of Exeter celebrated its thriving community of student entrepreneurs at its annual Student Startup Awards ceremony. The event marked more than a decade of fostering innovation and entrepreneurship.

Read about the winners

Third year medical student Line Djeokeng has been selected for the prestigious Santander Scholars Programme, to support her studies and her startup venture, The Wholesome Wealth.

Read Line's story here

Final year Biology student Ben Wedd has secured funding to take his business BensBuckets to several UK festivals this summer. To date, Ben has sold approximately 1000 bucket hats, which are made from a traditional African material called Kitenge.

Read more about BensBuckets

A University of Exeter graduate has launched a new business that aims to improve employee wellbeing through nature-based team days.  

Read about Tiptoparoo

Former student Enock Onsare has launched Kenya’s first-ever full-fledged consumer digital bank, or ‘neobank’. Mynt enables users to manage, save and invest their money in a smarter and simpler way.

Read about Mynt

Two recent graduates from the University of Exeter have partnered up with a graduate from the University of Bath to launch STAXY, the first student-exclusive ridesharing app which aims to save students money whilst reducing their carbon footprint.

Read more about STAXY

Two recent graduates from the University of Exeter have launched sustainable startup Bazoo, producer of the world's first and only carbon-negative toilet roll.

Read about Bazoo

A University of Exeter Business School student handed independent craft breweries a lifeline during lockdown by helping them tap into new online markets.

Read about QWERTY Beer Box