Watch the highlights reel celebrating the last 10 years of Student Startups Programmes.
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.
At SETsquared Exeter we help University of Exeter students become successful entrepreneurs through numerous activities and facilitating networking and collaboration opportunities.
Find out more >>
Student success stories
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.
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.
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.
A University of Exeter graduate has launched a new business that aims to improve employee wellbeing through nature-based team days.
A former student from the University of Exeter is a contestant in the current series of The Apprentice. Joe Phillips decided to apply to the show to seek investment for his sustainable brand Surf Balm, which he developed whilst at university.
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.
A sustainable chocolate start-up, an app to monitor flood resilience and an A-level politics revision platform were among the original and inspiring business ideas celebrated at the 2022 Student Startups Awards.
A climate conscious confectionary business based in St Austell has won two coveted Free From Food Awards after receiving support from the University of Exeter, Cornwall Student Start-up programme.
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.
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.
A University of Exeter Business School student handed independent craft breweries a lifeline during lockdown by helping them tap into new online markets.
Paddleboat Theatre Company, which is run by four Exeter drama graduates and performs interactive plays and workshops at local schools, has launched a series of online resources for both hearing and deaf children.
Languages graduate Alex Somervell set up One Third Stories, which sell books to encourage language learning in children. They turned down an offer from Peter Jones on Dragons Den who wanted 20% of the business, and now One Third Stories is worth £2.6 million.