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Setting up on your own?

So, have you got an idea? A talent? A skill? A plan? Are you going to make your millions or just fancy being your own boss?

Startup Grants

OK, so here’s the deal, the University of Essex will give our entrepreneurial graduates up to £1000 as part of our Startup Grants scheme to help get you set up and ready to go.

Available for 2017 graduates to apply for if:

  • You have already set up your own business;
  • You are going to work for yourself;
  • You intend to find work as a freelancer;
  • You have developed a product that you would like to take to market;
  • You have a skill that you could market as a business.

Apply now!

Startup Grants will be awarded once a month but graduates can apply all the way through to December 2017. Graduates must have registered their business with companies house and have set up a business bank account to be eligible.

We can also help you with this process through Essex Startups. Contact or to arrange a consultation with one of our Startups specialists.

EXCLUSIVE for Film and Media graduates who wants to become film-makers: you can now hire equipment from Essex at reduced rates to help you get started. Contact for more information.

Postgraduate Certificate in New Venture Creation

If you’re not ready to apply for the Startup Grants yet, don’t worry. We’re offering you a place on the Postgraduate Certificate in New Venture Creation for free. Completely FULLY FUNDED – with free accommodation AND a weekly sustenance stipend.

This is an opportunity not to be missed if you’ve got a business idea or product in its infancy.

Applications open from October 2017.

Essex Startups

You’ve still got access to the Essex Startups services and programmes.

Follow Essex Startups on Facebook for all of their latest events and advice about getting your business or yourself off the ground.

Download the complete Essex Startups guide for a step by step guide or contact to arrange a consultation.