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Entrepreneurship for local business and alumni

Henley Business School and the University of Reading have strong links with our alumni community of business leaders. Our graduates disproportionately enter entrepreneurial careers. Successful start-up ventures among our alumni community include Airbyte, Ososkey, KYMIRA and Hyden.

Similarly, we have maintained close ties with our network of SMEs in the Thames Valley region. These businesses benefit from potential collaborations with Henley Centre for Entrepreneurship, with opportunities including:

- Applying for angel investment funding through Henley Business Angels

- Providing placement or internship opportunities to Henley Business School undergraduate or postgraduate students, where they can provide services or insights that can help the business to identify solutions to key challenges they face

- Offering office space at the Henley Start-Up Business Incubator

To find out more about how we help our alumni and local businesses, click the links down the menu.

Henley Business Angels

The Henley Business Angels (HBA), led by Henley Centre for Entrepreneurship (HCfE), is a network of experienced business leaders, successful entrepreneurs and investors.

The Henley Entrepreneur Mentor Programme

Henley Business School supports entrepreneurs with a network of both alumni and experienced external entrepreneurs under the long-running Entrepreneur Mentor Programme, led by Henley Centre for Entrepreneurship (HCfE).

Henley Start-Up Business Incubator

The Henley Start-Up Business Incubator, managed by Henley Centre for Entrepreneurship provides suitable and affordable office space support to students and recent graduates who have set up, or are in the process of setting up, a business.

Start-up Visa Endorsement

If you are a recent University of Reading or Henley Business School graduate from outside the UK, but wish to remain in the country, you have the chance to do so by applying for the Henley Centre for Entrepreneurship (HCfE) Start-up Visa endorsement scheme.

Contact us

For more information please contact Alex Baker.

Telephone: 0118 3788691