Essex Startups is the entrepreneurial section of the University of Essex and their aim is to provide every student and recent graduate access to resources that help them accomplish their entrepreneurial goals. From one-to-one advice, mentoring, workshops, bootcamps and pitching for investment, Essex Startups provide expert services that inspire the next generation of business owners to both dream – and achieve – big ideas.
Studio X is a dedicated and vibrant space which occupies much of the ground floor of the Innovation Centre. This space has been designed for students to develop business ideas and for entrepreneurs to connect with the University. Offering dedicated entrepreneurship and enterprise development programmes, drop-in sessions and one-to-one advice, University of Essex students can achieve their entrepreneurial ambitions with Essex Startups.
Essex Business School enjoys a close relationship with the Essex Startups team, not only due to proximity of location, but through the nature of our academic interests and entrepreneurial students. Many business school graduates go on to start their own businesses, often with the support and investment of Essex Startups.
The Startups team support our teaching and student experience by participating in workshops and extracurricular activities with our students, most notable, with our MBA cohorts.