For students

Specialist Enterprise Programmes

Join one of our funded enterprise programmes to get your business idea from concept to launch in eight weeks.

Our Enterprise Foundation Programmes will help fast-track your idea, providing a structured route to help you startup in just eight weeks. We have six themes running this academic year: enterprise, creative, female, social enterprise, engineering and Mastercard Foundation Scholars. 

If you have any questions about our Specialist Enterprise Programmes please email us at students@ei.ed.ac.uk to be directed to a member of our team.

Coming soon

  • Enterprise Foundation Programme - returning soon 

Are you interested in setting up a business? Then why not join our Enterprise Foundation Programme and access expert online learning materials and training courses, get support from a business adviser and connect with other entrepreneurs at the University of Edinburgh. You will also have the opportunity to apply for up to £1,000 to launch your business.

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  • Creative Enterprise Foundation Programme - returning soon 

We have collaborated with Creative Informatics to bring you this Creative Enterprise Foundation Programme. If you have a creative startup idea this eight-week programme can help you gain the business skills you need to launch.  You can access specialist workshops, speakers, learning materials and funding of up to £1,000 to help get you started. 

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  • Female Entrepreneurship Support

Being an entrepreneur is exciting, rewarding and fun however it can also be challenging, lonely and frustrating. Sometimes the dreaded 'imposter syndrome' can creep in. At these times it is important to know how to manage the negative inner voices. Attend this series of workshops and discover the tools to help you feel empowered and become a more positive, fulfilled version of yourself.  Applications opening soon.

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  • Social Enterprise Foundation Programme

Are you interested in setting up a social or environmental business that will make a difference to society?  Then why not join our Social Enterprise Foundation Programme and access expert online learning materials and training courses, get support from a specialist social enterprise adviser and connect with other social entrepreneurs. You will also have the opportunity to apply for up to £1,000 to get your social venture launched. 

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  • Engineering Enterprise Foundation Programme

Engineering skills are greatly enhanced by commercial and business education. Our Engineering Enterprise Foundation Programme provides access to enterprise resources, training, workshops and networking events as well as to the Engineering Business Idea Competition supported by EIBF. By joining the programme, you will get the chance to develop your skills, connect with like-minded enterprising students and graduates and receive funding support of up to £1,000 to develop your business idea.

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  • Mastercard Foundation Scholars Enterprise Programme

Are you a student on the Mastercard Foundation Scholars programme and interested in setting up a business or social venture?  We are supporting the Mastercard Foundation Scholars Enterprise Programme through our Social Enterprise Foundation Programme. 

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