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16 Apr 2018

Launch your business with the Studio

The Studio is currently accepting applications from finalists who want to launch their own businesses when they graduate.

Loughborough’s home for graduate start-ups, The Studio, provides access to the resources, expertise and knowledge needed to transform a business idea into a sustainable, successful venture.

Since 2011, the Studio has supported nearly 50 businesses, 20 of which are now registered and trading - with 82 permanent jobs created, 19 internships and work with 67 volunteers.

Members of the Studio benefit from a great start-up support package, including:

  • Access to University facilities, resources and assistance
  • Mentoring, business support and guidance
  • Intellectual Property advice
  • Professional development training
  • Funding and investment opportunities
  • A supportive network of peers

Women’s snowboard and ski wear brand, Snooks, started life in the Studio and now the brand is appearing in international Snow magazines such as Whitelines.

Co-Founder Susie Beere says of the company’s time as Studio members: “It was amazing to share the Studio with so many driven, ambitious and brilliant entrepreneurs.

"It’s rare to find such an all-encompassing support structure that offers ongoing training, mentoring, tailored advice and funding along with awesome shared working space and facilities.”

Megan Powell Vreeswijk, Senior Commercialisation Fellow and Head of Studio, encourages anyone who’d like to find out more about the Studio to get in touch.

She said: "The Studio is a vibrant and exciting place to nurture a fledgeling business, and it has been a pleasure to support the success of so many young businesses over the past seven years.

"Setting up on your own can seem daunting, but we offer a unique opportunity to take that step in a supportive environment. If you’d like to find out more about how you can you grow your business with us, please do get in touch.”

To find out more about the Studio and how to apply to join, click here