Start a business with BSEEN


BSEEN offers current Aston University students and recent graduates a package of support to kick start their new ventures in Birmingham. 

What BSEEN offers
  • 12 Months of support to launch your business
  • 5 day intensive start-up bootcamp
  • Mentoring
  • Co-working space just off campus
  • £500 Grant
  • A supportive community of young entrepreneurs
  • Online community 
  • Monthly meetups
  • Potential endorsement for the Start-up Visa
Eligibility Criteria
  • Current Aston students and alumni up to 5 years after graduation
  • Must live in Birmingham
  • Have a viable business idea (that has not yet started trading)
  • Driven and motivated individuals with an entrepreneurial mindset
  • Property and retail businesses are not eligible
Apply Now

Apply here

We are now accepting applications for our June 2020 cohort. The deadline is 17th May for Aston students and graduates.

Due to coronavirus, this bootcamp will take place online.

This is likely to take place over a series of online sessions, between the following dates: 15th – 23rd June 2020.

After June, our next bootcamp will take place in September 2020.

If you are an International applicant, please see the Start-up Visa page for further information.

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The BSEEN Bootcamp

Find out what really happens at the BSEEN programme's five day bootcamp for student and graduate entrepreneurs in Birmingham


Stuart Harrison

It's very easy to quit when it's just you in a room thinking about something, so to have people there saying you're on the right lines is really valuable.

Stuart Harrison - Aston University, International Business and French Graduate, 2014.

Founder - Remedy Roots

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BSEEN, part-funded by the European Regional Development Fund, is a collaborative initiative between Aston University, Birmingham City University, University College Birmingham and Newman University. It is available to students from these universities and graduates within the last five years from any university living in the Greater Birmingham and Solihull LEP area.  

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