Starting a business

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Want to turn your idea into a reality?

You might have a business idea, invention or hobby, but need support with the challenges you'll face when making it happen. Our dedicated team of development officers and business advisers can offer you one-to-one coaching, advice and access to specialist knowledge to help realise your ambitions.

We can help you to:

  • develop your business idea and conduct effective market research
  • enhance your entrepreneurial skills and commercial awareness
  • access networks of useful business contacts
  • identify funding opportunities and routes to investment.

Whatever your needs, the Rise Up team is here to support you every step of the way. What are you waiting for...?

Information for international students

Newcastle University is an endorsing institution for the Tier 1 Graduate Entrepreneur Visa which allows non-EEA graduates to start and run a business for 12 months under the supervision of the University. Please read Newcastle University's endorsement criteria.

If you intend to apply for the Tier 1 Graduate Entrepreneur Visa, the only route is to attend the Start Up Essentials programme in its entirety and to be successful in securing a Newcastle University endorsement via the pitching panel.