Develop your business idea

It can be tough figuring out how to make your ideas happen. We know that. So, that's why we offer loads of support such as funding, coaching and workshops for students and recent graduates looking to develop a potential business or project.

Even if you haven't the faintest grasp of how to start or run a business, we can help - you bring the ideas, and we'll bring the knowledge.

  • Evolve Coworking Space

    We know entrepreneurs are at their best when they're around other entrepreneurs.

    Sharing ideas, contacts, skills. Celebrating each other's highs. Supporting each other's challenges. Becoming each other's champions and customers.

  • Evolve competition videos


    1 . A gradual process in which something changes into a different and usually more complex or better form.


    Enter and win up to £5000!

  • Evolve funding for startups

    If you're a current student at the University of Sheffield, or you graduated within the last five years, you could qualify for funding up to £1,500. The Evolve Fund is available to all those enrolled on the Evolve programme.

  • Build a team & launch a startup in 54 hours

    Love a high pressure challenge? Love tech? Love meeting and working with new people? Love... pizza?

    Work with coders, designers and startup enthusiasts, taking an idea from concept to minimum viable product in just 54 jam-packed hours.

  • Girl manning a stand on the concourse in Sheffield Uni

    Get a stand in the SU for a tenner! Bargain!

    From September 2011, you can book out stands for enterprise activities in the Student’s Union. This could be for an activity that you are carrying out or even to trade your business from. You can book up to 6 times a year, between 10-4 and it will cost £10 per session.

  • Group Business Coaching

    The Business Coaching sessions are an introduction to what it's like to be your own boss and help you develop your idea into a sustainable business.

  • You'd be silly not to Skill Build!

    Wondering what we get up to at Skill Build? Well, the clue's in the name.

    Skill Build is a free series of weekly lectures which focus on building your employability and enterprise skills, with sessions covering everything from negotiation to social media.

  • Build the products your customers want

    Are you serious about starting up?

    Do you have an idea, a team, but don’t know what to do next?

    We think we have the answer for you.

    And it’s just around the corner.

  • International Graduate Scheme

    If you are a non-EEA international student or recent graduate, the International Graduate Scheme may give you the opportunity to set up your own business in the UK after graduating.