In short, yes. As a department we hold close ties with the University of Essex Startups Team as well as using our expertise in entrepreneurship to support our students with their new ventures.
Entrepreneurship is an increasingly popular graduate destination for students from all disciplines, but particularly for business graduates.
The Essex Startups team are based in the Innovation Centre which is adjacent to the Essex Business School building at our Colchester campus and also provide their services for students on our Southend campus. We work closely with the team to deliver entrepreneurship workshops for our students as well as encouraging our students to join Essex Startups new business development streams.
Through Essex Startups and Angels@Essex you can bid for start-up funding varying from small loans and grants to larger scale investment opportunities.
Entrepreneurship at Essex Business School
Our Strategy, Operations and Entrepreneurship group form one of our key teaching and research areas at Essex Business School. Students at our Southend campus are taught by experts in new venture creation and small-medium enterprise (SME) development and are encouraged to be entrepreneurially minded.
Additionally, entrepreneurship is a theme which is woven into teaching across all of our taught programmes.
WYSPR are an example of two Essex Business School graduates who took advantage of Essex Startup support and investment while students to launch their successful Social Media enterprise: