Access support to help develop your start-up ideas and entrepreneurial skills.
The Basecamp Enterprise team delivers start-up acceleration and pre-incubation support from initial ideas to successful graduate start-ups. Supporting all future founders to build their growth mindsets, entrepreneurial skills, and networks across Bristol.
How we can help
Events and skills-build workshops
We run a range of events and workshops throughout the year to help you explore and plan your ideas, develop your enterprise skillset and provide networking opportunities.
Get top tips, learn more about our programmes, and hear from fellow students about their start-up stories in the Careers Service blog.
Enterprise, entrepreneurship and start-up resources
Get started on your start-up journey with our wealth of resources on things like funding. Find details of the various types of self-employment and advice to help you decide if self-employment is the right choice for you.
Talk to us
If you have an idea but are uncertain about your next steps, book an appointment with our Enterprise Adviser.
The Start-up Accelerator
The Start-up Accelerator is a series of events that will equip you with the enterprising skillset and start-up knowledge you’ll need for taking your business ideas to the next level. On completion of the programme, you will receive a Start-up Accelerator endorsement badge.
IKEEP - the Intrapreneurial Knowledge Exchange Programme
The IKEEP programme provides you with training and real-world industry experience, acting as business advisers to drive innovation and bring fresh thinking to regional businesses.
The New Enterprise Competition
The New Enterprise Competition is the University of Bristol's flagship start-up competition, run by the Basecamp Enterprise Team. Every year we award £35,000 of funding to entrepreneurial students, staff, and alumni. These start-ups cover a broad range of areas from jewellery design to novel vertical farming technologies.
The Growth support programme
The Growth stage of the New Enterprise Competition (NEC) launched its award-winning support programme in 2020. The purpose of the programme is to provide high-level support for all start-ups at this advanced stage.
The Foundership Scheme
The Foundership Scheme is a 4-week programme that aims to help pre-start enterprises develop. The programme provides founders with £1,000, specialist workshops with industry professionals, and peer networking opportunities. The Foundership Scheme will open for applications in May 2022.
Win funding for your business through the University’s flagship start-up competition.