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Enterprise at York supports students and recent graduates to develop their business ideas and build the skills and confidence for starting up. Discover more about what we offer below. Whether you're looking for someone to talk to about your idea, want to learn enterprising transferable skills or apply for funding from £250 to £10,000, there's something for everyone.

Book an appointment

Not sure where to start? You can book an appointment to chat through your idea and work out next steps.

Explore Enterprise

Join our 5 week course to get started with Enterprise. Develop your ideas and build the skills to get ready to apply for Proof of Concept.

Proof of Concept Fund

Submit a developed commercial or social enterprise idea and you could receive up to £500 to test your idea out. 

Summer Accelerator 

Spend the summer developing your business idea with access to £1500, workspace and professional business coaching. Made possible by Santander.

Expand Enterprise

A three day programme of workshops, external speakers and individual support to help further your business development.

Year in Enterprise

Spend a year developing your business with support from the University and graduate with a "year in enterprise" as part of your degree.

York Venture One

Venture One offers between £5,000 to £10,000 as either advance subscription or seed funding to help the development of an MVP. 

Partner Programmes

Apply for opportunities offered by our partners and take advantage of significant support and investment.

Read our Start-Up Guide for ideas and tips to help you get started.

Looking for Office Space? Try Phase One!

Gain access to a brand new Start-Up space in the Catalyst building on Campus East. Develop your business among like-minded people in a modern and collaborative workplace.

Completion of our key programmes will automatically grant your membership of Phase One - more details coming in early 2021.

Enterprise updates

Sign up to our mailing list in Handshake to receive news of events and opportunities on offer, as well as useful articles and resources to inspire your next steps.

Join our LinkedIn group for regular updates of our in house programmes and external opportunities, from funding to competitions.


Here's Toby talking about what it was like setting up his digital marketing consultancy firm as a student, and how he's benefited from the services that Enterprise offer.