All students and graduates from The University of Sheffield should have access to world-class entrepreneurship support.

Our Evolve Programme is a safe environment to test and fail, a supported first step into business.

The Evolve startup support programme is available to all students and graduates at The University of Sheffield, whether you’re in your 1st year of a History and Philosophy degree or you graduated from Mechanical Engineering in 1953. As long as your concept is in the very early stages and you can use our support, we’re here for you.

Our focus is on early stage startups in any industry. We use Lean Startup methodologies to help you test your assumptions about the problem you’re trying to solve, the market, and the solution you want to develop.

Through offering free space, funding, and advice, we will help you get your idea off the ground, supporting you to take your business from concept to a sustainable/ repeatable scaleable company.


Kick-start your business today. Get in touch on:, 0114 222 4044, or pop in to USE, 210 Portobello, Sheffield, S1 4AE.