Do you have a business idea with potential? Would you like to start up your own company?
Undergraduates, postgraduates and recent graduates can get the direction and support they need to set up in business from our Commercialisation team.
As a first step, send a few sentences on your idea to book an appointment with our Head of Enterprise Services, Johnny Mone, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Entrepreneur Chidozie Obi-Okoye set up FingersFingers after graduating with an MA in Music: Innovation and Entrepeneurship at UWS. The company’s first product, Gombolola, is a dedicated search and social mobile application that aims to keep Africans connected with African businesses while abroad. It’s now live in six UK cities. The aim is to be active in all major Europe and North American cities within two years.
UWS supported the launch of FingersFingers – helping Chidozie to obtain a student entrepreneurial visa, and providing support through the accelerator programme, Enterprise Campus. Chidozie pays tribute to UWS’s part in establishing the business, including “ongoing financial and priceless mentoring support”.
Due to UWS's support, I have been able to launch and grow FingersFingers faster than initially projected.Chidozie Obi-Okoye