Develop entrepreneurship skills

Developing your entrepreneurship skills is important if, like many of our students and graduates, you want to start your own business. Employers also look for people who have well-rounded entrepreneurial skills - graduates who not only have great ideas, but can also make things happen. 

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Do you want to be your own boss?

Do you have the ambition to be the founder of a successful company?

BSEEN can help turn your business idea into reality.

You could set up your own company at any time, including for your placement year or when you graduate. All you need is a viable idea and the commitment to make it succeed.

BSEEN has supported over 450 students and graduates to set up over 240 businesses in the last three years, including www.codevate.com, www.classcareers.co.uk, www.beatfreeks.com, www.virtalent.com and many more.

Could your business be next?

The BSEEN (Birmingham Skills for Enterprise and Employability Network) programme offers an attractive package of intensive start-up support for new ventures. 

Successful applicants benefit from a variety of workshops including a five day intensive start-up boot-camp with networking opportunities, tailored mentoring, a business grant and dedicated incubator space.

BSEEN, financed by the European Regional Development Fund, is a collaborative initiative between Aston University, Birmingham City University, Newman University and University College Birmingham. It is available to students from these universities and graduates within the last five years from any university living in the Greater Birmingham and Solihull LEP area.

For more information visit www.b-seen.biz or email bseen@aston.ac.uk

Please note international students are not able to set up a business during placement year, due to VISA restrictions. However once you have received your final results, Aston University may be able to sponsor your Tier 1 Graduate Entrepreneur VISA. You would need to graduate from Aston University to be eligible. 

Graduate Profile

Graduate Profile

Denys Zhadanov

Aston Entrepreneur

"Aston equipped me with the most important tools for running a successful business: the ability to network and analyse"


Professionally relevant courses

Professionally relevant courses

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Who employs an Aston graduate?

Who employs an Aston graduate?

Major international employers, such as PricewaterhouseCoopers, IMB and Microsoft target Aston Graduates