Start your own Business



The Centre for Entrepreneuship not only believes that graduates are able to start succesful businesses, we have evidence to support this.

We also know that starting a business is not easy, and that the right support at the right time is a key factor in the ultimate success of many graduate businesses.

We can support you in a number of ways, our workshops, events and training sessions are designed to help you to develop essential skills while our ideas workshops will help you to develop your idea.

If you are a final year student then Countdown to Launch and our accelerator program will be invaluable.

If you are ready to take things further we are able to offer 1 to 1 support and guidance, limited financial support and perhaps even a space in our incubator.​​

The links below are a few of our favourite sources of information and events for students and graduates who are in the process of starting a business.

Big Ideas Wales/Business Wales

The Big Ideas Wales campaign is managed by the Youth Entrepreneurship Team at The Welsh Assembly Government and aims to encourage the young people of Wales to be more entrepreneurial. The strategy pulls together various different educational policies and aims to boost the entrepreneurial skills and attitudes of the young people in Wales aged between 5- 25.

To find out more about Big Ideas Wales visit their website.
Like their Facebook Page
Follow them on Twitter

Business Wales is the Welsh Assembly Government support service which aims to assist graduates in starting up new businesses in Wales that demonstrate growth potential. 

If you have an idea that you want to develop into a business, Business Wales can help you get started and improve your chance of success.

 Shell live WIRE

Shell live WIRE is the UK's largest online community for young entrepreneurs aged 16-30. The site offers free business start-up advice and start-up awards from £1000 to £10000 to help young graduates get their businesses of the ground.

 Princes Trust

The Princes Trust offers a variety of advice, help and guidance including the enterprise programme which supports 18- 30 year olds work through their business ideas.

 UK Governmment

Straightforwards advice from the UK government. Great to check tax and legal issues.


All the advice and guidance you could need on financial aspects of running a business.

Other useful sites

Entrepreneur Handbook

Startup Donut