Start your own business

Whether you’re a budding entrepreneur or you already run a business, you can take advantage of our specialist business support while you’re studying with us.

Transform your ideas into reality

If you have an idea, we'll help you develop specific skills and acumen to get your business started. Our students and graduates explain how they've been able to explore their business ideas.

Your questions answered

Can you help me start a business?

Yes, there are many ways we can help you turn your dream of running your own business into a reality. For example, you can:

Do you offer training for entrepreneurs?

Yes. Whether you are studying a business-related degree or not, we will provide you with training to prepare you for the business world.

This includes workshops on everything from developing a business idea and building a network to understanding customers and marketing your idea.

Can I collaborate with others?

Absolutely. We encourage you to buddy up with someone with different skills so that you can benefit from each other's expertise.

For example, you may be a business entrepreneur in need of computing or engineering support. Alternatively, you may have lots of tech skills and a great idea but not the marketing experience to take it forward.

We help to match people together and watch these collaborations thrive.

How can you help me develop my business?

We provide training, networking, workspace and funding to help early-stage businesses move on to the next level.

Our Accelerator Programme is designed for businesses that have recently started trading. It is open to current students and those who have graduated within 5 years. The programme includes a week of intensive training in practical business areas, from shareholder agreements to marketing strategies.

You can apply to use our brand new co-work space.

There are a number of bursary schemes available.

Where do I start?

You'll find lots of details about the entrepreneurship and business support we offer at our centre for innovation, Generator.

If you're an international student or graduate with a business idea, we can endorse visas. See Start-Up Visas for more details.

  • Having the opportunity to come in with an idea for a business and learn how to make it work has just been fantastic.

    - Paul Medhurst, MedhurstMedia

  • My mentor at Greenwich was exceptional, and he was instrumental in helping me set up my business. His enthusiasm, his drive and his belief in me helped me get to where I am today.

    - Yvonne Platt, BSc Business Management, Founder of Yviescupcakes