The University of Southampton

Enterprise and entrepreneurship

For entrepreneurial students, Southampton is a great place to be. Our culture of innovation means there are plenty of opportunities to develop your professional skills, or even pitch your start-up idea to investors. 

Future Worlds

The Faculty of Physical Sciences and Engineering is home to Future Worlds, a unique start-up incubator. Based on campus, Future Worlds helps to nurture aspiring entrepreneurs and cutting-edge technologies through an ecosystem of mentors, collaborators and events. From students to professors, Future Worlds helps entrepreneurs at every step of their journey to start-up success.

Future Worlds connects aspiring entrepreneurs with millionaire investors and industry experts, including directors at companies such as Apple and Salesforce, and founders of companies worth billions of dollars. Entrepreneurs are introduced to these mentors, given help to raise funding and inspired through a growing programme of events and competitions, including an annual Dragon’s Den event. 

“The whole experience has been incredible. All of the dragons wanted to put forward an offer which is such a compliment. We were well prepared for the questions and that was important because these dragons mean business!”

Charnley Worth - MPhys Physics with Astronomy

Fish on Toast

Fish on Toast is the University of Southampton's Entrepreneurship and Business Society.

The society encourages a culture of innovation, inspiration and collaboration. Through visiting speakers and events, Fish on Toast can help you to develop transferable business skills, preparing you for your future career.

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Enactus Southampton

Enactus Southampton is a global community of students working through entrepreneurial action to improve the lives of others. In 2015, Enactus Southampton won the prestigious Enactus World Cup in South Africa. In 2016, the society became the first to make the finals of the Nationals in their home country following a World Cup win, focused on their new project, JuaMaji.

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Opportunities across the University of Southampton

From business incubators to student societies, enterprise degree modules to careers support, the University of Southampton provides a wealth of opportunities to help launch the entrepreneur within you.

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