We give all students the chance to explore innovative ideas, to develop the practical skills they need to start a business and to inspire the next generation of entrepreneurs, change-makers and leaders to do better business and be at the forefront of innovative thinking. We do this through providing free start-up bootcamps, interactive workshops, professional legal and financial advice plus ideation sessions, hackathons, innovation placements and exciting internships in SMEs and microcompanies. 

We work with business experts, inspirational speakers, mentors and a range of businesses to enrich our support and grow the dynamic and cost-free network of support we offer to students.

We are committed to supporting students from all walks of life to realise their potential, to have an excellent student experience and to be happy and healthy as they develop their ideas alongside their studies. The Student Enterprise team undertake training to stay ahead of current business and innovation trends, to improve their practice and to support the wellbeing of students, including MHFA Mental Health First Aider training.

Enterprise spaces on campus

The enterprise team supports all students who want to make their business idea a reality.

Our spaces on campus provide physical places to work on your business, hold professional meetings, do pitch practice and ideate in groups.

Check out the different spaces and what they can be used for below.


Our mentors are local business professionals, passionate about their specialist area and experienced in business practices and processes, and may be entrepreneurs themselves. They volunteer their time to help students by sharing their practical advice on overcoming the hurdles involved in setting up in business.

> To join our mentor network please contact us at studententerprise@surrey.ac.uk

> As a student or recent graduate, to be linked with a mentor please contact your Student Enterprise manager who will be happy to suggest a match from the network

Business engagement

We are always looking to work with businesses or individuals who can help to inspire our students and foster their entrepreneurial spirit. Whether you can help us with a philanthropic donation or by offering an innovation challenge or internship opportunity, we would be grateful to hear from you.

Our students really value interacting with successful businesses so we would love to hear from you however you want to get involved.

Please email us at: studententerprise@surrey.ac.uk.

    Entrepreneur in Residence business support

    Vincenzo Roberti is a serial entrepreneur with commercial acumen rising from his visionary instinct and technical insight. He has created and built technology companies, brands and negotiated multi-million GBP contracts.

    After initially working internationally with Sony and Panasonic he is personally launching a series of software companies, focused within Broadcasting, Media, and Security Industries. His UK start-up ventures, began in 1999 developing a software platform delivering Digital Content to consumers - that company, grew to become PLC’s, all establishing a global presence with multi-million GBP of revenue and in 2005 founded an IP product company, for security industry that became a reality in Europe and the Middle East.

    Following acquisition in 2004 and 2014, Vincenzo has since dedicated most of his time to investment, coaching, advising and mentoring start-up ventures and SME’s within the UK technology industries. Vincenzo also joined Richard Branson (Virgin Start-up) helping to develop the next generation of young entrepreneurs and he is often a guest speaker and has been on business panels at various events.

    Vincenzo helps start-ups and scale-ups incubators with his business techniques and tools.

    His passion for education in business has led him in developing business courses – he has been a regular Visiting Lecturer at CASS Business School-London and University of London.

    Author: Vincenzo wrote and researched the book “The Journey”, tracking his ancestors back to the 1800 and describing his family and business life – what it took him to keep motivated and moving forward.

    To book a session with Vincenzo you mist be connected to Student Enterprise and will be referred to Vincenzo when your business is developed enough to benefit from his support.

    > Students and recent grads, join the Student Enterprise community here or pop along to the Enterprise Cube outside the library steps