What we do

Develop - Access the skills and knowledge you need to get started on your business

Hi! I’m Sophie, and I'm your Student Enterprise Adviser here at Loughborough University. I am the primary contact for students wanting to develop their business (idea or existing) into the real deal!

Through two new programmes, Initiate and Evolve, that offer business-specific training, workshops and mentoring in our exciting, new co-working space, The Start-Up Lab (supported by Santander Universities), plus our popular Start-Up Fund, I help students to develop the skills and knowledge they need to get started.

I am on your side to provide the space, support and expertise you need to develop that spark of Loughborough genius while studying at University.

You can find me in The Start-Up Lab (West Park) based in the Ideas Factory in our STEM Lab building or in our brand-new mini Start-Up Lab (launching in November) which is through The Place in Stewart Mason building.

Have a look at our Programmes page below to find out more about our offering and the sessions we'll be running this term.

Read more about The Start-up Fund to see how it could help you with up kickstart your business with up to £5000!

Book an Initial Business Assessment appointment below to find out how I can help you.

Dr Sophie-Louise Hyde

Student Enterprise Adviser (Loughborough)