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
Meet some of London Met's entrepreneurs
Data Analytics MBA
"I have really enjoyed the cohort size, as it allows for great discussion between students. I have also found my professors to be very accessible, and it is great how much interaction you get with the tutor."
MBA, Health and Social Care BSc
"The fact my product is featured in the BBC Good Food magazine Christmas edition is a direct result of me going to Accelerator."
Jewellery BA (Hons)
"I feel very honoured, as my years of training, learning and discovering at the School of Art, Architecture and Design were some of the best, and I am incredibly proud to be an alumna of the School!"
Lou Dillon – kombucha entrepreneur
Food Science MSc
"I’m a foodie at heart. And during the study of the MSc, I rediscovered my passion for brewing kombucha."
Damiano La Rocca
Event Management BA
"I was given the tools and inspiration to start on my own rather than aim for a job as an employee."
João Marques Lima
Journalism BA (Hons)
"The day I did my work placement presentation about Channel 4 News is really when I went from feeling like a student to being a journalist."
Marketing BA (Hons)
"I really enjoyed being part of a global team and designing marketing strategies for different markets."
Master of Business Administration – MBA
"Studying at London Met provided me with an opportunity to network with the best in the business and learn from talented and experienced individuals."
Nicole Danielle and Whitney Papa
Master of Public Administration
"The work placement was a real bonus for me. It was one of the big things that made me decide to choose this programme. I knew that I wanted to eventually work in some kind of charity so being able to get that placement meant a lot."
Mass Communications and PR BA
"Our campaign update was even included in the weekly briefing at 10 Downing Street."