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Teesside Launchpad provides support and advice for Teesside University graduates, students and staff looking to start a new business venture.

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Teesside Launchpad mission

To build a start-up community on campus, one that engages entrepreneurs in a range of engaging and meaningful activities, creating an entrepreneurial space that flies the flag of enterprise and innovation, a creative space designed to support.


What is Teesside Launchpad?

We have worked with Silver Lining Animation, a Launchpad supported business, to create an animated video explaining this innovative business start-up scheme in the North East of England.

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If you are unable to book an appointment online, please contact us: 01642 738229.

The FUEL programme

Open to all Teesside University graduates, FUEL is a six-week intensive development programme giving founders market-entry funding, mentoring and space to grow.

Urna Dolor FUEL
Silver Lining Animation - FUEL
Live it and Get Active - FUEL
Get advice

If you are unable to book an appointment online, please contact us: 01642 738229.


More information about Teesside Launchpad

Microbiz Academy

A scalable enterprise programme enabling Teesside University students to explore, start and launch Side Hustle projects that enhance employability skills and develop income through activity. If you already have the hustle going on, let us know and we can support you with developing this further, and you will be able to access a range of workshops to support this journey.

Launchpad incubation

An impactful mix of space housed in the historic Victoria Building and a place for community and business mentoring, providing a platform for funding to create sustainable high-growth graduate start-ups. Available to Teesside University students or graduates, you gain access to 18 months of structured mentoring, support and office space. As well as access to a range of workshops and sessions including in areas such as:

  • Accounting and finance
  • Sales and marketing
  • Search engine optimisation and web
  • Branding
  • Intellectual property and legal
  • Social media
  • Presentation skills
  • Start-up business mentoring
  • Investors and funding

See some of our graduate businesses

Enterprise projects

Enterprise and entrepreneurial projects delivered on campus with module content and/or placements designed around a core challenge. These also include the opportunity for students to get involved in employability building initiatives such as being an Enterprise Pioneer or getting involved in a social enterprise project.

Launchpad resource hub



Teesside University's Enterprise Awards 2019

The Inaugural Enterprise Awards celebrated and recognised the achievement of students, graduates, staff and those in the business and community who supported us to be enterprising and entrepreneurial. The award nominations culminated in a celebration event held on the 2 October 2019 at the University, award recipients were:

  • Entrepreneurial Academic Award
    Jill Kent - School of Health & Life Sciences
  • Enterprise Pioneer Award
    Tom Hoyle, Chloe Platten, Talene Beyaslian, Brad Walker and Connor Ringwood - Teesside University Business School

Global Entrepreneurship Week (GEW), 18 - 22 November 2019

Students and staff can book onto sessions shortly through the Student Futures webpage. Sessions and workshops incorporate the global themes of education, policy, inclusivity and eco systems. #TUGEW2019 #GEW2018


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