Emerge. Be Enterprising
Build Skills | Develop Ideas | Launch Ventures
Emerge is the enterprise service for the University of Sheffield, delivering a programme of support for entrepreneurial students and graduates developing their own business.
At Emerge, we believe that being enterprising is the key to success and will empower the next generation to positively transform our world. Our mission is to inspire and equip the University’s community to explore and solve challenge-led problems, and together we will build enterprising skills that instill positive social change and the creation of impactful, innovative businesses.
Through a newly designed extra curricular programme, the team delivers a range of expert-led workshops, skillbuilding events and one-to-one support for any student and recent graduate who wish to start their own business. Seed funding for market research and product development can be accessed for individuals or co-founders who need financial support to advance and grow their business potential. The Emerge team ensures wider enterprise activity is supported across the University; giving talks and supporting events for faculties, careers and societal groups, as well holding a close working relationship with the Sheffield Students’ Union.
The Emerge programme will run its first end of year awards and competition to celebrate and recognise active participants in the enterprise and entrepreneurship community. The awards will be themed into categories to showcase a diverse range of ideas and business models, with the finalists receiving prize funds and mentoring beyond the event to further develop their business.