Once you have a viable idea, you will become a 'Supported Entrepreneur' and our team can work closely with you to nurture you through the following process:

  • Identifying and focusing on unique selling points
  • Customer/market validation
  • Establishing an iterative business plan
  • Development of a marketing plan
  • Building a team (co-founders, internships, advisory board)
  • Planning the development of the product/service
  • Bringing in expertise (feasibility studies, academic knowledge)
  • Establishing the business entity e.g. start-up or spin-out
  • Strategically protecting your IP
  • Pitching/applying for investment and grant funding
  • Launching the business and gaining traction

The Centre itself will be a thriving hub of entrepreneurship and an excellent place for you to hot-desk when developing your idea. One of the biggest advantages is that you will be able to surround yourself with other entrepreneurs to bounce your hypothesis off of, and to discuss the journeys they have taken with their own business.

As a Supported Entrepreneur you will also be provided with:

  • Help to enter the University of Dundee Venture competition
  • Advice on how to apply for the Elevator accelerator programme
  • Assistance in the development of an investable business plan


"The Centre for Entrepreneurship have significantly assisted the development of our spin-out company. The support started with assistance in application writing for The Converge Challenge, a national spin out competition. On-going support includes assistance in developing business plans, and financial models. They’ve also helped us find start-up funding and connected us with the right people; from investors to service providers and even potential non-executive directors. We’ve also had great feedback from the Centre on various applications and pitches which has led to significant success in local and national new business development competitions and awards."
Dr Deborah Wake, CEO, MyWay Digital Health

     1. Enterprising Skills

     2. Nurturing Entrepreneurship

     3. Accelerating Success