Leicester Start-up Accelerator

erdf logoThe Leicester Start-up Accelerator helps to unlock a range of opportunities skills and networks for business start-ups and individuals that are looking to develop their entrepreneurial skills. If you’re working on an innovative new business concept we can help you develop your ideas, grow your network and find funding and workspace to get started.  

Enactus Leicester

Enactus Leicester is a student group committed to using entrepreneurial action to improve life for people in need. Enactus offers a way to apply your skills on practical social impact projects. Empower communities, network with headline employers and CV skills

Join Enactus Leicester

Start-up weekends

Work in teams to build, test and pitch a new business idea over an intensive 48hrs. Develop your ideas and skills whilst meeting mentors and potential co-founders.

Learn more about our Start-up Weekends

Start-up workshops

Join expert led workshops introducing business essentials including Business Modelling, Finance, Marketing, Sales and Negotiation, Networking and more.

Join in on one of our Start-up Workshops

Business Ignition Programme

Work alongside a cohort of committed entrepreneurs to establish and grow your venture through pre-incubation workshops, dedicated coaching and mentoring.

Apply for the Business Ignition Programme

Space Industries Accelerator

Are you working on an innovative new idea directly or indirectly related to space? The University of Leicester, in partnership with UK Space Agency, has established a programme to support aspiring entrepreneurs to develop and transform their ideas and innovations into ready to launch start-ups.

Find out how to join the programme

Get started with your business idea 

Business Coaching – work with qualified coaches to explore your ideas whatever stage you’re at, and understand all the help the University can offer to start your business. Weekly appointments available to book via MyCareers

Leicester Start-up Accelerator Online – we offer a free interactive Blackboard module designed to give you tools and resources to develop your ideas whatever stage you’re at. It’s packed with activities, presentations and webinars to help you learn what you need to know, as you need it, wherever you are. Join here.