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Scaling and sustaining a robust student start-up ecosystem at University of Exeter

Elena Galán-Muros
University of exeter case study

This case study outlines the development and implementation of scalable, purpose-led venture creation programs at the University of Exeter, aiming to engage students in entrepreneurship and nurture their ventures. Initially starting as an extra-curricular program, it evolved into a structured framework designed to cater to diverse student backgrounds and foster community building

With the goals of increasing student engagement, developing entrepreneurial competencies, and fostering budding student entrepreneurs, the program has undergone several iterations, continuously evolving and improving to better serve its over 2000 students, and fostering 100+ ventures with £85,000+ in grant funding.

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This case study is based on the 2023 UIIN Conference submission by Emily Davies, Head of Student Entrepreneurship at University of Exeter.

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