The Studio

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THE STUDIO is Loughborough University’s Award-Winning Graduate Start-up Incubator.

We’ve made it our mission to bring together ambitious Lboro graduates working on exciting new business ventures.


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Step 1 – Let’s Get Talking

The first step is simple, and should take just 5 mins.

Email as soon as possible before 8 August 2021.

In your email, tell us who you are and when you graduate/graduated.

Send us whatever you have which explains your idea.  This could include a slide deck, a website, or a short description of your business (including what you intend to sell, who to, what you’ve achieved so far and what you’re hoping to do next).


Step 2 – Interview / Application

Submit a short slide deck (known as a ‘Pitch Deck’) outlining your business in a little more detail – for tips on what to include please click here: Studio Slide Deck August 2021

We’ll also arrange for you to speak with our Incubator Team to run through your idea in more detail.


Step 3 – Review / Offer

At this stage we may ask for further, more detailed information about your business plans. 

Our Loughborough Enterprise Network (LEN) Team will review your application and confirm whether you have been successful.  


What happens next?

If you’re successful, we could invite you to join the Studio as soon as August 2021

If you're invited to join The Studio community, you’ll be invited to access:

  • An Intensive Training Week (expected late Sept 2021) designed to accelerate your busines
  • Workspace at Loughborough University business incubator, LU Inc., for 12 months (+ possible 12 month extension)
  • Training and Events programme (made up of weekly and monthly events delivered by entrepreneurs and industry experts)
  • One to one business performance coaching, entrepreneurs in residence, business experts and experienced entrepreneur/investor mentors
  • Profile raising opportunities through the University’s promotional networks
  • Access to funding through Start-up Fund (grants up to £5,000 for recent graduates of LU - within 2 years of graduation – plus further £2.500 Scale-Up grants exclusive to Studio members)

Our support is FREE.  NO FEES.  NO EQUITY.  NO CHARGES. 

Email ASAP before 8 August 2021.