momentum – business incubation & support

Incubator Support Package

“incubated companies are far more likely to survive than those that go it alone”

The Momentum incubator within the University of Worcester provides a package of support which is tailored to the entrepreneur, their business sector and also the stage of growth. The details of the support is provided below.

The majority of those incubated come from our student and graduate population, mainly from Business, Sports and the Creative subjects, but everyone is welcome.

We have two dedicated support packages, one for those within their Placement Year and another for those who are on a Tier 1 Entrepreneurship visa. These entrepreneurs are provided with greater supervision, mentoring and a monthly update session to chart their progress. This helps embed them within the local ecosystem and ensures a greater opportunity for these two groups of entrepreneurs.

The Incubator is managed by a dedicated member of staff who is situated next to the incubation facilities.

If you’re launching a new startup or growing your recently launched business, our momentum Business Incubation facility at our City Campus offers you business support, office space and meeting rooms on flexible terms.

Co-working Space

Set in the heart of the City Campus, the Charles Hastings building is a Grade II listed Georgian building and has been one of Worcester’s most important landmarks. We have dedicated space for you to work.

 

Meeting Rooms

A range of meeting rooms are available in the Charles Hasting building from 2 to 20 people. Meetings can also be held in the City Cafe.

Mail Box

A dedicated mailbox is provided in the incubator for you. Mail can be sent to:

Business Incubator,
Charles Hastings Building,
University of Worcester,
Castle Street,
Worcester WR1 3AS

 

Printing & Copier Facilities

The Incubator has its own photocopying and printing facilities which  credits can be purchased.

 

Mentoring

Entrepreneurs who can support, guide and network your business within the community to foster your growth. For further details click here.

 

1-2-1 Clinics

With our amazing range of visiting experts; including accountants, legal, funding professionals, IP specialists and company formation experts you will get tailored advice.

 

Skills Workshops

You will be provided with free access to a series of skills development events throughout the year.

 

Networking Events

Our business networking events will ensure you meet a large number of business both within Worcester and also the surrounding region. Our events include a monthly Worcesterpreneur event (first Wednesday of the month).

 

Exhibition stands at events

These showcasing opportunities both within and at local and regional events will provide the ideal location to promote your business.

 

Test Retail Units

We have access to local shops, retail spaces, market stalls and street events which will cater any business in testing the market. Retail training is also provided.

 

Grant notification Service

Through our website, email service and mentoring support we will ensure you know of upcoming grants which you may access.

 

Community newsletters

A monthly newsletter is sent out to the local business community. To subscribe please click here.

 

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momentum Application Form