The University has an excellent track record supporting start-ups and small businesses, identifying opportunities for growth and taking businesses to the next level with help from our experts.
Join our startup community and get inspired by and connected with innovative entrepreneurs in the early stages of their business.
Being a member of the University of Hertfordshire’s Business Incubator gives you access to hundreds of academic experts and their evolving research, as well as seminars, mentors, networking events, business directories and marketing through our website. In short, everything you need to support you and your business.
Working in this unique environment organically fosters creative connections, sparks exciting possibilities and unlocks new opportunities for growth and innovation. The Business Incubator gives you membership of the University with the ambition to be the UK’s leading business facing educational institution and access to all of the resources you need to succeed.
As part of our community you will have access to:
Business incubation is an open-working concept. Rather than being tied down to the same desk, staring at the same four walls, you can work in any of our fantastic contemporary open spaces on either of our two campuses. You’ll have the flexibility to come and go as you please and move around or network in a vibrant environment.
We believe a better business evolves through the combined accomplishments of creative, committed and compassionate individuals focused on a common purpose.
The Business Incubator offers you a unique ecosystem of resources, inspiration and collaboration opportunities to grow your venture.
Community of practice cannot happen in isolation. It requires collective action in order to shape each other’s businesses and tackle the problems that all small businesses face.
Being accepted onto the Business Incubator allows members access to:
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Please email us directly or call +44 (0)1707 286406 to find out more.
Membership is allocated to a limited number of businesses. Admission to the Business Incubator is by application and a decision is made by the selection committee led by the Pro Vice-Chancellor Business & International Development. To be admitted to the Business Incubator please see application criteria.
Apply for membership for a 12-month residency in the UH Business Incubator.
You need to:
If you meet the above criteria and are ready to become a member, Apply Now.
We recognise that you may have a business that may indeed just be starting up and on the verge of trading without having any formal sales, if so please contact us on firstname.lastname@example.org or +44 (0)1707 286406 to discuss if you might be eligible.