Enterprise Fund

Incubation CentreMaking graduates business ready for a smart world

Help our enterprising students and graduates develop successful businesses

The University of Hertfordshire’s vision is to be internationally renowned as the UK’s leading business-facing university, investing in education to shape the creators of the future. Helping students develop into commercially-aware, entrepreneurial leaders of the future is at the very heart of what the University of Hertfordshire does.

Small businesses are key to the UK’s economy – in 2014 micro-businesses accounted for 33% of the UK’s employment – therefore the Enterprise Fund is vital in securing the prosperity of the UK in the future.

Our Enterprise Fund turns brilliant business ideas into a reality. It offers talented students and graduates financial awards and support that helps to kick-start their businesses and grow their entrepreneurial ambition.

Launching today…

Flare AwardsThe Enterprise Fund provides students and alumni showing great potential with advice, support, and networking opportunities together with financial rewards. It encourages entrepreneurial spirit and brings enterprising ideas to life.

… Soaring tomorrow

Supporting the University’s Enterprise Fund will ensure brilliant ideas and ventures become the successful businesses of the future, establishing and securing talented students’ careers and the future of the UK economy.

Your support will help us invest in:

  • The Incubation Centre: The Centre provides access to office space, business advice, networking events, and support services for start-ups.
  • flare: Our annual business start-up competition offers financial rewards to help students and alumni launch and develop new innovative businesses.
  • The Initial Seed Fund: The Fund assists the early-stage development of ideas with commercial potential and helps such ventures make the transition into business start-ups.

Help us make it happen

Support the Enterprise Fund

Please contact Harriet Bayliss, Head of Development and Alumni Relations, on +44 (01)707 281273 for more information about any of the University’s fundraising activities or legacy giving.