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Enterprise at York supports students and recent alum to develop their business ideas and build the skills and confidence for starting up. Discover more about what we offer below or check out What is Enterprise? to learn more. 

Covid-19 update: During the current circumstances, all Enterprise activity has moved online - via hangouts, email or phone. As always, contact us if you'd like to discuss anything at

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 recieve 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.

Start-Up Guide

Tips and tricks to help you get started. From business propositions to funding, here's everything you need when developing your ideas

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

Not sure where to start? Book an appointment to chat to Chris today

You can book an appointment to chat through your idea and work out next steps via Handshake. We offer appointments very week during term time and vacation periods. 

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.

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 UoY Enterprise on Linkedin - connect with other students and hear about the latest opportunities.

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