START UP/ENTREPRENEUR SUPPORT FOR STUDENTS & GRADUATES
Are you thinking of setting up your own business but don’t know which organisations to approach to get the information, mentoring or even funding support you need to help you? Do you have a new business idea or innovation? This section of the website is designed to signpost you to the relevant areas of support to help you with your idea development, start up or even growing an existing business if you have already developed one.
In this section you will find details of a range of competitions and awards; useful information and support networks; wide range of events; and key contacts.
Competitions offer the potential for funding through prizes and awards as well as opportunities for promotion and support. The following is a list of some of the key competitions that may be available http://oi.ulster.ac.uk/support-for-academics/support-for-student-graduates/competitions
Information and Advice for New Business Start ups and Idea Development
There is a vast array of organisations offering various support and advice to new business start ups/new ideas development. The range of support includes funding opportunities, mentoring, information guides, events, website and ICT support as well as useful download tools such as how to write a business plan or breakeven analysis. For more information visit http://oi.ulster.ac.uk/support-for-academics/support-for-student-graduates/information-and-advice
Events and Networking Opportunities
Events offer the opportunity to access sector specific expertise as well as networking opportunities to create potential new contacts and clients. For more information visit http://oi.ulster.ac.uk/support-for-academics/support-for-student-graduates/news-and-events