UU Start

UU Start: Kickstart your business idea - A Santander Universities Enterprise Programme helping UU students launch their own business.

Outline of Activity

UU Start is a comprehensive support programme for student entrepreneurs at all stages of their business journey from just having a business idea, to expansion! Split into three phases, you will join at the phase most relevant to your support needs; Phase 1 - Innovation, Phase 2- Validation, Phase 3- Acceleration. Applications are open all year.

Learning Outcomes

On completion of the activity students will be able to:

  • Develop a business concept based on your passions & skills
  • Create solutions that have commercial potential
  • Kickstart your business idea with one to one advice sessions
  • Identify and develop skills for running a successful business
  • Be supported by industry experts and alumni entrepreneurs
  • Be eligible for a range of Ulster University grants to help launch your business
  • Be guided from idea through to selling your first product or service

Assessment Details

1500 word written reflection piece detailing the progress they have made to their business through the programme

Level of Commitment

25+ hours. This is in the form of 1:1 meetings and personal commitment/work.


For more details of this activity visit the UU Start Website

Related Staff

Chris Shannon

Student Enterprise & Entrepreunership Manager (Students' Union)
Uusu Finance Team
+44 2890 366141
11H22 - Jordanstown campus

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