UoB Elevate at The Exchange

UoB Elevate is an Incubator and Business Growth Programme based at 'The Exchange' in Birmingham City Centre and is exclusive to University of Birmingham students and graduates. Early applications for the first cohort in September 2021 are now open.

UoB Elevate is a start-up programme and incubator based at The Exchange

What is UoB Elevate? 

UoB Elevate is the exclusive incubator and business growth programme designed to support University of Birmingham Student and Graduate entrepreneurs to the next level of their growth. 

 How UoB Elevate can help you

Launching in September 2021 and based in the heart of Birmingham, in the new Graham Turner Entrepreneurship Centre, UoB Elevate offers you the opportunity to: 

  • Be part of a cohort of growth businesses

  • Run your business from the city centre incubator within the iconic Exchange building 

  • Receive dedicated support and guidance to help you grow your business 

  • Access to regional business support schemes 

  • Access to alumni mentoring scheme 

  • Access to hiring student intern and consultancy schemes 

  • Access to funding schemes and investor networks 

  • Special offers and discounts from business service providers

 Can I join?

UoB Elevate is open to University of Birmingham students and graduates. We typically accept: 

  • Businesses that can demonstrate traction (be it users, customers, revenue, investors and/or key partners) 

  • High-potential early stage ideas 

  • Social enterprises or other community impact organisations that can demonstrate traction 

  • Other types of applications will be considered on a case-by-case basis. 

Businesses with at least 50% UoB student/graduate ownership of the business will be preferred, lower UoB student/graduate ownership percentages will be considered on a case-by-case basis. 

Apply now

You can apply to join the first cohort in September 2021 by completing the below application form.

About

This programme aims to support UoB startups onto the next level with, funding, incubation space, support and talent. UoB Elevate is the dedicated incubator and business growth programme designed to support University of Birmingham Student and Graduate entrepreneurs to the next level of their growth.

Contact Us

If you have any questions about UoB Elevate at The Exchange, please email the B-Enterprising team at benterprising@contacts.bham.ac.uk.  

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