Are you sitting on a discovery or idea with commercial potential but you don’t know what to do next?

VentureVersity is a new funded collaboration between Leicester, Loughborough and De Montfort Universities plus the wider local entrepreneurial community to help turn academic ideas into commercial reality via spin-outs and business collaborations.

What you need: -

  • Novel ideas with commercial potential
  • An enquiring mind
  • Enthusiasm to try something new.

What you don’t need: -

  • Previous business experience
  • Detailed business plans
  • Specific sector or discipline ideas

VentureVersity provide opportunities for you to start your own business or work alongside established business owners with access to resources and funding.

Interested? Register your interest here

Successful academic applicants will receive support from friendly experienced entrepreneurs, advisors, and investors, plus a chance to win funding of up to £50K and a place on a unique commercialisation accelerator programme.

We welcome applications from all parts of our diverse community and from all academic disciplines. Academics who have already disclosed their ideas to their respective technology transfer/business services offices are already included in the prospective applicant longlist.

Interested in entrepreneurship but haven’t got an idea? We’re also looking for collaborators and experts to join/support spin outs/business collaborations – email

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