New business support
Turning your idea into a fledgling business doesn't have to be a solo flight – nor does it need to break the bank.
There are plenty of places on campus and off that support student and graduate companies with advice and guidance as well as cheap – or even, free – space to set up.
The Studio provides a dynamic and supportive on-campus environment for Loughborough graduates to develop their ideas into sustainable business ventures. In addition to professional work space, each tenant benefits from access to University facilities, mentoring, business support and guidance.
If you want to talk through any business-related issues, or want to find out more about enterprise at Loughborough, the Student and Graduate Enterprise Manager - Marina Pickles - runs drop-in sessions twice a week
- Thursday 2.00-4.00pm in the LSU Hub
- Friday 2.00-4.00pm in The Place, Stewart Mason Building
So, if you want to talk about starting your own business, apply for a Tier 1 Graduate Visa Endorsement, find out how to protect your Intellectual Property, or ask about how to apply for the Launch it! Business Ideas Competition - just pop in and see her.
The Advanced Technology Innovation Centre - located on the University's Science and Enterprise Park - offers a rent-a-desk option and units with flexible tenancies for new and growing technology businesses.
Reduced rates of £10 (+VAT) per month are available for students on virtual tenancies, enabling you to benefit from a business postal address.
For a specially reduced rate of £15 (+VAT), you can use the Centre’s address as your registered office as well as your mailing address.
Students can also take advantage of a rent-a-desk option - from £80 per month (+VAT).
And as your business grows, ATIC's flexible office, lab, studio and workshop spaces can be adapted to suit your needs.
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Olympic legacy project somewhereto_ provides 16-25 year olds across the UK with the space to do the things they love – putting on a show, band rehearsals, football matches – for free. The project also helps new businesses by offering free workspace.