UoB Elevate

Located at The Exchange, UoB Elevate is an incubator and business growth programme for University of Birmingham students and graduates. Through this initiative, our students will be supported to develop their own ventures, helping them to create future possibilities beyond established graduate routes.

However, we want and expect the benefits of incubating these graduate entrepreneurs to be wider. It will provide opportunities for the whole business community, supporting regional economic development and innovation.

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The network

UoB Elevate is a multifaceted programme. From workshops, business diagnostics, to mentoring; each business entering the incubator is given a personalised support plan. The diverse nature of businesses involved in the incubator will mean these plans are far reaching, working with a wide variety of business partners. The networks created by this process, will provide multiple ways for partners to engage with the space, the students, the businesses, or the programme itself.

Investment prospects

Every start-up business entering the student incubator will be pre-selected. The diverse range of businesses entering the space will be assessed, evaluating business potential as well as credibility of the student. As the businesses are supported to the next stage of their development, there will be genuine investment opportunities for partners, whether that be directly in the business or the individual themselves.

Shared ambitions

Whether it be a shared agenda for innovation or shared ambitions to support future entrepreneurs, UoB Elevate is a platform that can help businesses fulfil their CSR strategies, as well growth opportunities.

Find out more

If you are a student or graduate of the University of Birmingham, visit the B-Enterprising web pages to discover what support is available to you on campus and in The Exchange

For all other enquiries please email: benterprising@contacts.bham.ac.uk