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
Practical advice for freelancers

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
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 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 February–March 2 hours

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Events calendar for students

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Impact Economies

This exciting series of events are based around sustainability, social responsibility and entrepreneurship to inspire and support you to make a difference in the world.

Startup Weekend

Our most popular three day in-person event is back!

Welcome to Entrepreneurship

We’ve teamed up with the Business School to bring you this exciting series ‘Welcome to Entrepreneurship!’

Develop your Startup Series - Easter Bush

We are excited to announce our brand-new series ‘Develop your Startup Idea’ aimed at all students and recent graduates based at Easter Bush campus.