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Our experienced professionals will support you in starting and growing your business

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 14 Entrepreneurs in Residence. Find out more about them, their career journeys and business support they can offer by visiting their profiles.

Alan Barrell
Professor at Judge Business School (University of Cambridge)

Albert Choi
Director: Albert Choi Associates Ltd

Graeme Quar
Head of Commercial Law: Biscoes Solicitors

Heather Barrie
Founder and director: Harrie's Coffee

Jinx Prowse
Chief executive officer: Music Fusion

Kevin Briscoe
Director: Briscoe PR

Leonora Asomanin
Creative Director: Là Mo Designs

Lynda Harding
Founder: Sweet Dreamers

Mark Smith
Executive chairman and founder: The Car Finance Company

Nathan Cable
Co-founder and head of sales and marketing: Party Hard Travel

Nick Austin
Chairman and co-founder: Vivid Toy Group

Phil Carr
CEO: My PT Hub (Fitii Ltd)

Rachel Lowe
Owner of Rachel Lowe Limited

Sandra Sassow
Co-founder: SEAB Energy and SEAB Power

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

Leonora Asomanin , Creative Director of Là Mo Designs

Explore our startup support

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