For students

Enterprise Foundation Programme

Join our Enterprise Foundation Programme to develop your idea in just eight steps.

Now taking place in just one day

The Enterprise Foundation Programme will give you the building blocks to help your enterprise idea succeed. Better connect your idea with customers and beneficiaries and communicate your idea to people who can help you thrive.

You’ll learn alongside a cohort of like-minded peers and have the chance to join our entrepreneurial community and connect with others.


This programme consists of:

  • Developing your idea working alongside like-minded entrepreneurs and learning about yourself by helping others
  • Validating your idea with market research and tried and tested entrepreneurial tools
  • Preparing to launch your idea by learning how to find your first customers, build a prototype and learn essential pitching skills
  • Effectively communicating your idea to your peers and our panel, getting valuable feedback to help you hone your idea and identify funding opportunities
  • Engaging with the University's entrepreneurial community


You have two options on how to complete the Enterprise Foundation Programme:

Saturday 28 May - Student Enterprise Hub, Central Campus Book now for May
Tuesday 14 June - Murchison House, King’s Buildings Book now for June

Both days cover the same content, are fully catered and are 10am until 6pm.

All cohorts will be invited to the in-person Pitch ‘n’ Party event soon after completing the programme.

Upon successful completion of the programme (attending all workshops, pitching your idea and getting feedback), you’ll receive a certificate.

Enter your idea into the Business Ideas Competition 

You have the choice to enter your application form into the Business Ideas Competition at the same time. You would benefit from honing your idea by answering the questions in the EFP application form and you could win a share of £500 and you will receive feedback on your idea from our team.