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Find your perfect opportunity to develop your idea, gain new skills, enter a competition and tap into additional support from experts.

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Enterprise SU Opportunities

What's The Big Idea 

Open to all students at Queen’s who have exciting and novel business ideas!  With 11 award categories and £2,800 worth of prize money to be won, this competition is the perfect platform to launch your business idea.

Applications now OPEN for 21/22! Apply before 19th November 2021 for your chance to be on the programme.

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Make it Happen Fund

Applications for this competition are currently closed

Are you currently working on a business idea? Apply to the Make it Happen Fund to get funding to launch, grow or expand your business! 

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The Hatch

Want to develop your business but can't find the space to do it? The Hatch is a dedicated space in the SU that you could use as FREE office space for a year!

If you want to enquire please send us an email

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Dragons' Den

Applications for this competition are currently closed.

This year there is an even bigger prize pot of £20k, office space for a year in ‘The Hatch’, and business advice all ready and waiting to be pried from the Dragons’ talons - everything you need to breathe fire into your new business.

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Let's Talk Enterprise!

Are you involved in delivering lectures, workshops or classes to students? Enterprise SU can help you to raise awareness of entrepreneurship in your teaching, as well as helping students to generate the relevant skills. 

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innovateher programme


Calling all ambitious, savvy, entrepreneurial women at Queen’s! If you want a peek into the world of work or think that starting a business might be for you but you need some inspiration, know how and support - this programme is for you.

Applications for 21/22 are currently closed. The next round of applications will be open for the academic year 22/23.

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Student Entrepreneur Awards

Turn your smart idea into a successful business! The S.E.A. can help you transform your concept into commercial reality with a prize pot of €35K and specialist mentoring and support. Coming soon!

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Techstart Ventures Proof of Concept Grants

Do you have an innovative idea but need some funding to explore it's viability? You could receive a £10k or £35k Proof of Concept grant towards exploring the viability and commercial potential of an innovation concept. 

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Kick Start Programme

Belfast City Council are offering local entrepreneurs an extra boost of business advice and practical support to help kick-start your business!

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Ulster Bank Entrepreneur Accelerator 

A six month accelerator programme to help entrepreneurs at any stage to get their business off the ground.  With expert advice and networking opportunities, what are you waiting for?

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Enactus Belfast 

Enactus Belfast brings together a diverse network of students, academics and industry leaders who share the vision of creating a better, more sustainable world through the positive power of business.

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Young Enterprise NI Volunteering

Interested in volunteering and enterprise?

Why not combine the two and become a volunteer with Young Enterprise NI! 

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Santander Entrepreneurship Fund

Have you been running your business during Covid-19?  Apply to the Santander Fund and get up to £3,000 to help your business succeed in these challanging times!

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Are you a postgraduate student? We work closely with the Enterprise Team in The Graduate School, who have further opportunities and support available just for you!