Support for entrepreneurs

The Enterprise and Start-up Team can support you as you develop skills for business start-up, self-employment and innovation.

Alumni can access the following services for up to five years after graduating:

  • networking opportunities
  • guest speaker events
  • skills and business start-up workshops
  • one-to-one business advice
  • access to free start-up office space (limited availability).

Further information is available on the Enterprise Facebook page.


SPARK is the annual ideas competition for Cardiff University students and graduates with a total shared prize pot of over £20,000 worth of cash and support available.

SPARK ideas:

Win a share of £1000

This early stage competition is to help you kick-start a bright idea, be it a business, product, service or social enterprise.

Applications are open until 5 November 2017.

SPARK 2018

With a prize pot of over £20,000 worth of cash and support, SPARK 2018 is generously sponsored by Santander Universities, S3 Advertising, TramshedTech and Paperclip.

There are two entry categories to choose between:

  1. Plan is for anyone with a developed business idea that is almost ready to launch.
  2. Venture is for anyone already running a businesses, commercial project, or freelance operation which has been trading for less than 2 years.

Shortlisted applicants will be expected to present their idea to a panel of judges and will also be invited to the SPARK celebration and awards evening.

Applications for SPARK will open on Monday 20 November 2017.


  • All current Cardiff University students
  • Cardiff University graduates from the last three years.

Get in touch

Enterprise Team