For students


We have a wide range of events and workshops to help you gain skills, confidence, meet new like-minded people and have fun.

Running throughout the academic year for all students and recent graduates from the University of Edinburgh and completely free. Every year we review all activity on offer to work to improve it, so you’ll see new material all the time but here are some favourites:

Name of event Description  When does it run? Duration
Find your startup idea workshops

This is the perfect introduction to our service and entrepreneurship; this event will help you find your first, or next, startup idea for business or social enterprise

September and January 2 hours
Freelancers workshops

Thinking about becoming a freelancer now or in the future? We can help. This short workshop will help you learn the basics of what you need to know about becoming a freelancer, learn how to market yourself, ensure you get paid and how to operate lawfully.

November, March and June 1.5 hours
Techstars Startup Weekend

Come with, or without, a business or social enterprise idea, join a team and startup over a weekend. This high-energy weekend will give you a fast-track experience of turning your ideas into reality. Learn how to test your ideas and have a go at starting up. 

November and March 3 days

We offer a range of masterclasses every year lead by guest speakers. These short, informative sessions cover a variety of subjects to help take you to the next level. Past topics have included: funding, digital marketing, value proposition and IP.

October–November and March - April 2 hours

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Events calendar for students

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Techstars Startup Weekend

Our most popular three day in-person event is back, this time with inspiring sponsor techstars!