Entrepreneurs in Residence
Our Entrepreneurs in Residence can help you develop your business idea while you study with us or after you graduate.
Our team of experienced entrepreneurs will mentor your startup and use their experience and knowledge to help you plan, develop, network and market your business. They understand the challenges of starting a new business and will help you build your network, plan and market your startup.
This programme is delivered through group workshops, 1-to-1 drop-in clinics, and speaking events throughout the academic year.
Advice and support
Our entrepreneurs can advise you on areas including:
- developing entrepreneurial skills
- exploring business ideas
- providing business startup advice
- developing business plans
- advising on types of funding
- business strategy
- advising on the commercialisation of your research
- supporting academic research
- accessing business networks
Our Entrepreneurs in Residence
We have 22 Entrepreneurs in Residence. Find out more about them, their career journeys and the business support they can offer you by visiting their profiles on the University of Portsmouth website.
Faz Forhad Ahmed
Restaurant owner and founder: Akash Restaurant and 'Curry by Air'
Creative Director: Là Mo Designs
Chairman and co-founder: Vivid Toy Group
Professor: Judge Business School (University of Cambridge)
Founder and director: Harrie's Coffee
Director: Briscoe PR
Co-founder and head of sales and marketing: Party Hard Travel
CEO: My PT Hub (Fitii Ltd)
Director: Albert Choi Associates Ltd
Founder: Tribal Impact
Founder: Sweet Dreamers
CEO and Company Secretary: Parity Trust
Chef, teacher and owner: Mitch's Kitchen
HR professional and owner: Mitch's Kitchen
Owner: Rachel Lowe Limited
CEO: Music Fusion
Head of Commercial Law: Biscoes Solicitors
Co-founder: SEAB Energy and SEAB Power
Executive chairman and founder: The Car Finance Company
Independent human resource adviser, board mentor and non-executive director
I am thrilled to be an Entrepreneur in Residence. I envisage inspiring young women like myself to pursue their dreams, regardless of background and gender