Start-up Hub

Hands-on help for entrepreneurs

The Hub is located in our thriving SME community on Parkside Office Village.

What's on offer

The Hub offers fledgling student businesses access to:

  • business mentoring and support from the Start-up Manager
  • vibrant, modern desk space at Parkside Office Village
  • 'seedcorn' financing schemes
  • access to a Knowledge Gateway business accelerator fund
  • micro and crowdsourcing finance schemes
  • a community of 20+ successful SMEs on the doorstep
  • campus facilities and networking opportunities

Future developments

The Start-up Hub is part of a series of exciting new initiatives at the Knowledge Gateway. The Innovation Centre is under construction and will offer space and support for a further 50+ new start-ups to grow and innovate.

Start-up Hub background

The Start-up Hub opened in January 2017 and is supported by the University of Essex and Santander Universities. It's coordinated by our employability and business teams.

Get in touch
Get in touch
Simon Mead Start-up Hub Manager
Start-up Hub, The Green House, Parkside Office Village, Knowledge Gateway, Nesfield Road, University of Essex Colchester Campus, Wivenhoe Park, Colchester, Essex CO4 3ZL.