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Do you want to find and develop a business idea or launch your start-up? Learn how to make your business ethical and sustainable, find a partner, earn investment or simply develop entrepreneurial skills to enhance your employability? Whatever your aspirations ASPIRE, the Accelerator Space for Innovation and Responsible Enterprise, can help.

Be inspired with ASPIRE

Kent Business School

ASPIRE welcomes all student innovators and entrepreneurs to its outstanding facilities. We have created an environment that encourages creativity, where you can work independently or with others to bring your ideas to life.  

As part of Kent Business School, we are able to draw on the School’s latest research in innovation and enterprise to help accelerate the progress of your ideas.    

Our ASPIRE team will help to you to develop entrepreneurial skills and link you to mentors and investors.  

As part of our mission to develop responsible enterprise, ASPIRE focusses on the Sustainable Development Goals as a point of idea development and as a benchmark to test our start-ups against. 

Discover how the Business Start-up Journey could help you (view transcript)

The Business Start-up Journey, an inspirational 15-week programme, provides a step-by-step guide to starting a business. Working alongside other student entrepreneurs in our purpose-built facilities in the ASPIRE lab, you can test the strength of your idea and develop it until it is a fully rounded proposal.

You learn how to assess risk, turn challenges into opportunities and develop leadership, communication, presentation and teamworking skills. Great skills to have in whatever career you choose to follow.

The Business Start-up Journey is a standalone programme, additional to your degree studies.

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