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We are based at The Deck in the Innovation Centre on Streatham Campus. The Deck is a collaborative workspace for student entrepreneurs to work on their business ideas or to meet a member of our team for 1-2-1 appointments. The space is also used for weekly startup workshops and classes for  modules.

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Student success stories

Third year medical student Line Djeokeng has been selected for the prestigious Santander Scholars Programme, to support her studies and her startup venture, The Wholesome Wealth.

Read Line's story here

Final year Biology student Ben Wedd has secured funding to take his business BensBuckets to several UK festivals this summer. To date, Ben has sold approximately 1000 bucket hats, which are made from a traditional African material called Kitenge.

Read more about BensBuckets

A University of Exeter graduate has launched a new business that aims to improve employee wellbeing through nature-based team days.  

Read about Tiptoparoo

A former student from the University of Exeter is a contestant in the current series of The Apprentice. Joe Phillips decided to apply to the show to seek investment for his sustainable brand Surf Balm, which he developed whilst at university.

Read about Joe's journey

Former student Enock Onsare has launched Kenya’s first-ever full-fledged consumer digital bank, or ‘neobank’. Mynt enables users to manage, save and invest their money in a smarter and simpler way.

Read about Mynt

A sustainable chocolate start-up, an app to monitor flood resilience and an A-level politics revision platform were among the original and inspiring business ideas celebrated at the 2022 Student Startups Awards.

Read about the winners

Coined as the try-before-you-buy for home improvements, Augmented Reality Creations (ARC), create immersive and explorable Augmented Reality experiences for use by home improvement installers as a sales tool both in person or remotely.

Learn about ARC Design

A climate conscious confectionary business based in St Austell has won two coveted Free From Food Awards after receiving support from the University of Exeter, Cornwall Student Start-up programme.

Learn about Push Chocolate

In 2019, Constance Girard and Rhys Hamilton-Davies launched the language learning platform PolyglotMe; an online solution which would bridge the gap between traditional language learning and full immersion experience.

Learn about PolyglotMe

Since launching in May 2021, surf-hire startup Just Surf has already partnered with 55 accommodation hosts to provide surf and paddle equipment to their guests in Cornwall.

Read more about Just Surf

Two recent graduates from the University of Exeter have partnered up with a graduate from the University of Bath to launch STAXY, the first student-exclusive ridesharing app which aims to save students money whilst reducing their carbon footprint.

Read more about STAXY

An innovative surf-hire firm and a social enterprise that helps disadvantaged women in Kenya start their own businesses were among the winners at the 2021 Student Startups End-of-Year Awards Ceremony. 

Read about the winners

Two recent graduates from the University of Exeter have launched sustainable startup Bazoo, producer of the world's first and only carbon-negative toilet roll.

Read about Bazoo

A University of Exeter Business School student handed independent craft breweries a lifeline during lockdown by helping them tap into new online markets.

Read about QWERTY Beer Box

Paddleboat Theatre Company, which is run by four Exeter drama graduates and performs interactive plays and workshops at local schools, has launched a series of online resources for both hearing and deaf children.

Read more about Paddleboat Theatre

Jubel Beer, a unique beer business which is run by Exeter student Jesse Wilson, has successfully increased online sales and digital marketing activity thanks to funding from Santander Universities UK.

Read more about Jubel Beer

Languages graduate Alex Somervell set up One Third Stories, which sell books to encourage language learning in children. They turned down an offer from Peter Jones on Dragons Den who wanted 20% of the business, and now One Third Stories is worth £2.6 million.

Read more about One Third Stories