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Alumni with businesses

Many Newcastle University Business School graduates are making their mark in entrepreneurship. Discover how our alumni have turned their business dreams into reality.

From campus to entrepreneurship

At Newcastle University Business School, we equip our students with the tools and knowledge they need to succeed in the business world. Many of our alumni decide to put these skills to use by starting their own business.

The businesses below are all owned or founded by Newcastle University Business School alumni. Each story is unique, but they all share a common thread. Each individual was inspired to use their skills and knowledge to create something new and innovative.

Our alumni have forged diverse careers across many industries and sectors. These range from sustainable fashion to socially responsible investing.

Our goal is to continue to inspire current and future students to pursue their entrepreneurial ambitions.

Alumni businesses

Starting up

Newcastle University Business School is dedicated to supporting aspiring entrepreneurs and start-up businesses.

Our students and graduates can benefit from a range of services and resources via our START UP team. These help them to transform their ideas into successful businesses.

The Planty team of NUBS graduates and Startup users Andrea Cavallo, Ali Sheehan-Dare and Joe

Start your entrepreneurial journey today

The Newcastle University START UP team offers dedicated business start-up support. They provide clear, practical direction to support your entrepreneurial goals.

The START UP service is available to:

  • current students
  • alumni who graduated in the last three years

START UP offers:

  • one-to-one coaching
  • workspace in King’s Gate building
  • workshops and events
  • equity-free grant funding
  • a six-month business pre-accelerator

As a new start-up this gave us hope and motivation to have a strong start. The feeling of acceptance from experienced professionals gave us more hope and strength to go forward.

Rojin Yarahmadi, 2020 E-Business Graduate and founder of Polybox