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Join us for the inaugural EnterpriseFest!

Meet University of Portsmouth students, graduates, and staff showcasing their business startups.

Experience our open mic pitching; which businesses will win a cash investment in their idea?

Be inspired by our keynote address and help us celebrate some of the key achievements of our students, graduates, and staff at the EnterpriseFest awards ceremony!

Finish the evening at our networking reception. Enjoy some tasty food and drink while you chat with our entrepreneurial students, graduates, university staff, and members of the local community.

Visit our event website for more information!

Keynote speaker: Rachel Lowe MBE

Our keynote speaker is Rachel Lowe MBE, successful entrepreneur and University of Portsmouth alumna. Rachel was the first female entrepreneur to join our Entrepreneurs in Residence programme, back in 2018.

2023 marks the 20-year anniversary of Rachel starting her own business whilst still a student here at the University. Fast forward past appearing on Dragon’s Den, launching a range of successful businesses and finding her passion to today – when Rachel will share her journey, what she’s learnt, and what inspires her.

Why attend EnterpriseFest?

The event is designed to bring together our existing enterprise community including students, staff, alumni, entrepreneurs, and our local networks.

Immerse yourself in an evening that showcases the startup talent we have turning innovative ideas into reality, share experiences, meet new people and above all we hope you leave inspired.