Starting a business when you finish university is a great way to own your future – and the Student Enterprise team based at our specialist off-campus business incubator, Accelerator, provides you with all the advice, support, networks, knowledge and resources you need to get started.
What exactly does Accelerator offer?
For 15 years Accelerator has been helping their community of tech startups grow and scale in the heart of London’s Tech City in Shoreditch. The Accelerator has also provided the perfect home for our Student Enterprise programme, which gives London Met’s passionate early-stage entrepreneurs a chance to turn ideas into viable ventures.
Through one-to-one advice sessions, support and a number of programmes that run throughout the year, Accelerator has helped to launch student businesses including TRIM-IT, Arctic Power Berries, AllotMe, Dottore London, Measure, MERRI Intimates and Twisted Kombucha.
One-to-one business advice
Got an idea for a business but not sure how to get started? Interested in going freelance? Contact the Student Enterprise team at Accelerator and book a one-to-one advice and support session.
For more information on how the Student Enterprise team can help you, visit the Accelerator website.
"Being in a community of like-minded entrepreneurs motivates me every day. The energy, passion and ambition is felt everywhere. Regular social events, founders’ dinners, and community support is what makes Accelerator an awesome place to go to every day."
Ilona Filipi, Founder and CEO of MooveAgency.com and London Met graduate
Student enterprise programmes
Big Idea Challenge
What’s your Big Idea?
Whether it's a business, social project, creative experience or anything else you can imagine, we want to know about it! Win a share of £30,000 and other prizes up for grabs!
London Met’s flagship business startup programme
Launchpad gives passionate early-stage entrepreneurs the knowledge, tools and support needed to fast track an idea into a viable startup venture.
It’s time to launch your dream business
Quickstart is our highly practical programme that will provide you with all the tools, knowledge and motivation needed to launch your own business in a month.
Learn how to start and pitch a business in 3 days
Startup Sprint is an incredible 48-hour learning-by-doing weekend workshop that teaches entrepreneurial skills to university students in an extreme hands-on environment.
Hack for Good
Kickstart a social enterprise
Hack for Good is a 3 day bootcamp that will equip you with the skills you’ll need to start your own social enterprises from scratch.
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Congratulations to the winners of the Big Idea Challenge
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