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UEL Enterprise

Based at UEL's Knowledge Dock Business and Innovation Centre, we have the expertise to support students and alumni in their entrepreneurial journeys. Whether it be an initial idea or start-up to growing SMEs, we have every step covered. We are UEL Enterprise.

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Our Programmes


At our Start-Up series of workshops we will help you learn all the fundamentals of business start-up. On completion of the programme you should have the first draft of your business plan and a better understanding of where you would like to take things next!
No experience necessary.

London Venture Crawl

Over the course of 12 hours, 6 iconic Routemaster buses drive students from multiple London universities to some of the capital’s top innovation hubs and workspaces to experience London’s start-up ecosystem first-hand and meet top entrepreneurial leaders.

Start-Up Visa

The Entrepreneurship Visa enables successful international applicants to remain in the UK for 2 Years post-graduation to develop and start their business with support and endorsement from the UEL Enterprise Team.

We have two application deadlines per year in May and November.

Following the receipt of initial expressions of interest selected applicants will then be invited to submit a full application and attend our Start Up workshops. The final decision is then made at our Tier 1 Panel.


Our entry level, all year round programme ‘Start Up Sprint’ gives you access to a small test fund to help you validate your business idea and access market readiness and viability. For those of you who are more developed with your ideas we run annual start up and growth funding competitions ‘EFactor’ and ‘BYOB’.

Start-Up Sprint

Start-Up Sprint will take you from idea to incorporation in 6 hours!

This programme is ideal for those of you who have a fairly developed idea or are looking to turn your skills into money and start freelancing/gigging whilst you are studying or straight after university. If successful, you will be enrolled onto a programme of 6 tailored one-to-one mentoring sessions which will help you build your business and develop and implement your plans. 


E-Factor is a business ideas competition for students and recent graduates of the University of East London. After developing their business models, applicants will pitch their ideas to industry professionals on several occasions before going head-to-head in the Grand Final, developing their individual skills as well as their businesses model and plan for the future.

Bring Your Own Business

Take a step back and health check your business.
Bring Your Own Business is designed for students and alumni with an already established business. The programme provides intense mentoring and a series of professional topical masterclasses which when combined will give you the focus and skills to boost your business.