Enterprise & Innovation support for alumni


Just because you have left university – even if it is just a distant memory – doesn’t mean we can’t be friends.

Business development

Many of our alumni find have gone on to start their own businesses and social ventures.  Whether you are just leaving or you graduated some time ago, this may be something you are now starting or starting to consider.  Fear not, the University’s support offer remains open to you.  This includes membership of our community of start-up founders, providing access to:

  • Opportunities to network with your peers, industry contacts, suppliers, funders and support providers.
  • Business model validation and value proposition design workshops, masterclasses and insights from experienced entrepreneurs, support with business registration and financial planning
  • Mentoring, Action Learning Sets, Hot-desking spaces, our new Design Studio, and our R&D Fund
  • The full range of the University’s Knowledge Exchange offer to support your leadership, innovation and productivity development.

We’d love to hear about your progress or aspirations in this area, so please drop us a line and we’ll make sure you get the best support available.

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Startup Stories

We know many alumni who have set up their own businesses want to give something back, and so we are keen to draw on your experience for the benefit of our students, especially through our Startup Stories events.  You could even find yourself immortalised via live illustration!

Visit the Start-up Stories gallery to find out more or to register your interest please leave your details here and someone will be in touch.

Read the article in Steps magazine

Enterprise Mentors

We’re always looking to expand on our networks of experienced business owners and entrepreneurs who can provide our students with unique insights into different markets, sectors and industries.  If you’d like to find out more about what’s involved and the support you’ll receive in this role, click here.

Enterprise Directory

In June 2016, we launched the Enterprise Directory, featuring Lancaster University student and alumni businesses that have been supported by the University.  We’re looking to expand the listings to include alumni businesses, to showcase the diversity of entrepreneurial destinations.  If you’d like your business to appear on the Directory, get in touch.