Access support to help develop your start-up ideas and entrepreneurial skills.
Whether you want to start your own business, develop your entrepreneurial mindset or do a bit of both, the Basecamp Enterprise team can support you in achieving your ambitions.
Basecamp are a team of start-up specialists that sit within the Careers Service at the University of Bristol. Our philosophy is that enterprise is for everyone and we have a ‘no wrong door’ approach to providing support; we are here to help with all your questions and ideas.
You will not need to take part in our full programme to benefit from a single event; choose what you do depending on your goals, ambitions, and capacity. To help you navigate, our programme is categorised into three levels:
For the idea generators, explorers and creators; anyone wishing to develop entrepreneurial skills or a budding start-up idea.
For all the entrepreneurially minded who want to build up skills and knowhow; for creators who have early-stage businesses with a clear vision.
For the bold and ambitious and for registered businesses seeking to expand their operation and are ripe for investors.
For a more in-depth discussion about your entrepreneurial ambitions or your business idea, book a one-to-one appointment with a Basecamp Adviser.
Programmes, competitions and events
The New Enterprise Competition
Take part in specialist start-up support training and get the chance to win funding for your business idea.
Little Impacts: a skills builder programme
Curated to help you to develop the mindset needed to establish your entrepreneurial self, Little Impacts is a selection of workshops, masterclasses and events delivered by experts from across the city region.
Explore ‘enterprise’ events on mycareer to find out what’s currently on offer.
Run on the second Thursday of each month, Start-up Drinks is an opportunity to meet the like-minded, share experience and know-how, build a network, and gain vital support on your entrepreneurial journey.
Check mycareer for when the next start-up drinks are happening.
Expert Mentor Pool
Our pool of expert mentors has huge combined knowledge, skills, and experience across a wide range of subjects and industries.
Email Basecamp to find out more about this area of entrepreneurial support.
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. You also have the chance to earn £450, so check it out today!
Find out more about the University’s flagship start-up competition.
Sign up to the Basecamp newsletter to keep informed about our events, competition deadlines and entrepreneurial news.
Reflect on, record and develop the skills you are learning through these activities in My Skills.
Get top tips, learn more about our programmes, and read about the start-up stories of fellow students in the Careers Service blog.
Enterprise, entrepreneurship and start-up resources
Want to get started on your start-up journey? Like to find out about self-employment? Explore resources on mycareer.