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Opportunities

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

Unsure which opportunity is for you? Email su.enterprise@qub.ac.uk and we will be happy to help you decide!

INTERNAL OPPORTUNITIES

QUB Dragons' Den

Apply by Mon 12 February.

Come into the Dragons’ Den, where you could win a share of the £20,000 prize pot, hot-desking space in SU CoWork at One Elmwood, and specialist mentoring and support. Everything you need to breathe fire into your business.

QUB Dragons' Den
SU CoWork

Enquire Now.

Want to develop your business but can't find the space to do it? We have a dedicated space in our multi-million pound new home that you could use as free office space for a year!

SU CoWork
Enactus

Join Now.

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.

Enactus
Let's Talk Enterprise

Get in touch!

Are you involved in delivering lectures, workshops or classes to students? We can help you raise awareness of entrepreneurship in your teaching and help your students generate relevant skills.

Lets Talk Enterprise
Postgraduate Students

We work closely with The Graduate School.

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

Enterprise & Innovation
ENTERPRISE PLACEMENT YEAR SCHOLARSHIP

Applications open now.

The Year in Enterprise Placement Scholarship has been established to support students who wish to use their placement year to work on their own business.

Enterprise Placement Year Scholarship
THE FREELANCER CLUB

Apply now for 12 months of free access to The Freelancer Club.

SU Enterprise has teamed up with the leading freelance experts, Freelancer Club, to grant Queen's University Belfast students access to their award-winning platform.

The Freelancer Club
What's The Big Idea?

Applications now closed.

Compete for cash, develop your skills and meet local entrepreneurs. Whether you’ve thought of an idea overnight, or have already started your own business, you could be in with the chance of winning a share of our £7,000 What’s The Big Idea? prize pot.

What's the Big Idea
Make it Happen Fund

Applications currently closed and opening again Sunday 24th March 2024.

Are you currently working on a business idea but need some funding to make it a reality? Get funding to help start or develop your business!

Make It Happen Fund
The Quest Programme

This programme is now closed for applications.

This programme offers 12 lucky students expert training, mentoring and coaching from the team at The Helix Way. As well as this you'll be assigned a business adviser with experience in your area of business! Up to £8,000 of funding available for participation on this programme.

Quest
InnovateHer

Applications now closed.

Are you an ambitious, entrepreneurial woman looking to develop the skills and confidence you need to help you enter the job market or start your own business? Our tailored InnovateHer programme will develop your: communication, teamwork, creativity, pitching, and networking skills!

Innovateher

EXTERNAL OPPORTUNITIES

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! Find out more.

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. Find out more.

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? Apply now.

Young Enterprise NI Volunteering
Interested in volunteering and enterprise? Why not combine the two and become a volunteer with Young Enterprise NI! Find out more.