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You may be surprised to learn how many enterprise and start-up projects already exist across campus and beyond.

Our B-Enterprising Blog features the latest innovation stories and start-up projects. We feature podcasts and interviews from entrepreneurs and experts on the Career Talk podcast. Our Business Directory has over 90 businesses listed, each one founded by a University of Birmingham student or recent graduate. Make connections and learn from others' experiences.

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Shared office space for innovators

Did you know the University has its own start-up incubator? Located at The Exchange building in Birmingham city centre, UoB Elevate offers a one year support programme for entrepreneurs with an option to apply for a £15,000 Start-Up scholarship. Applications for the programme and scholarship close in June each year with onboarding taking place in September. 

UoB Elevate at The Exchange


There are currently 38 businesses based on the programme working together to grow their business with training, networking and alumni and business engagement support throughout the year.

UoB Elevate start-up incubator

Share your story with us

Do you have an innovative project or story you would love to share with the university? We would love to hear about your project, side-hustle, start-up, freelance or consultancy project. We can include you on our blog or feature your business on our Start-Up Directory.

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