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Explore Ideas and Launch New Ventures

Turn a bright idea into a successful new venture with the support of Venture Lab. No matter what your idea or stage of development, Venture Lab provides access to the support, resources, and connections you need to achieve your ambitions.

Our services, featured below, are available to students and graduates of Durham University.

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Startup Coaching

Explore ideas and receive guidance on your next steps with startup coaching sessions, tailored to meet the specific needs of you and your new venture.

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Workshops and Meet Up Events

Learn about launching new ventures from our amazing guest speakers. We also run fantastic meet up events where you can make useful contacts and meet likeminded students.

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Blueprint Startup Challenge

Get involved in Durham University's biggest start up competition. Receive mentoring, access exclusive workshops and win up to £10,000!

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Hazan Venture Lab

Work alongside aspiring entrepreneurs, book a meeting room and access support at Hazan Venture Lab.

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Competitions and Funding

Whether you’re just starting to explore your idea or want to take your startup further, there's a range of funding opportunities and competitions exclusive to Durham students and graduates.

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Startup Visa Endorsement

Apply for the opportunity to remain in the UK after graduation to establish a new business.

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Durham University Alumni Entrepreneurs Network

Join our alumni community of entrepreneurs, investors, and sector specialists. The network connects Durham University alumni entrepreneurs with those wanting to support them through mentoring, industry connections and investment opportunities.

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