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UEL Enterprise

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

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Our Programmes

We run two programmes for UEL students and alumni. Our Start-Up School encourages new entrepreneurial talent to take their ideas and turn them into start-up businesses. For those with existing businesses and ventures, Boost Your Business offers advanced masterclasses and one-to-one support to stimulate growth.

Start-Up School

At Start-Up School 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.

Boost Your Business

Take a step back and health check your business.
Boost Your 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.

Supporting Overseas Graduates

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
Round 1 – 10th November 2017 | Round 2 – 7th May 2018

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

Dates Coming Up

8th March
Drop-In Sessions at The Hub, Stratford Campus | 10-4

14th March
Venture Crawl | 9.00 - Late

15th March
Drop-In Sessions at USS Campus Foyer | 10-4

22nd March
Drop-In Sessions at Knowledge Dock, Docklands Campus | 10-4

Our Competitions

Every year we run two competitions to give selected start-ups and businesses an extra push towards growth and success.


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.