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The Santander Universities Enterprise Portal

A site for entrepreneurs and the university, start-up and small business communities

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Introducing the Santander Universities Enterprise Portal


You'll find lots of competitions and awards specially designed to support entrepreneurs, business start-ups and social enterprises.


The 2016 Santander Universities Entrepreneurship Awards winners have been announced.


Successful entrepreneurs never stop learning and are continually looking for ways to improve the world around them.


Over a quarter of students have started, or plan to start, a business venture while they're still at university.


Santander Universities Connect is a digital space that brings together the University and Small Business communities.


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Santander Universities Entrepreneurship Awards

We've given more than £265,000 to some of the UK's most promising small businesses since we started the Entrepreneurship Awards six years ago.

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Big Idea = Big Money!

Your chance to win a share of £20,000 and the opportunity for you to develop your idea with engagement from Santander's innovation team.



We have lots of information, programmes and tools to support you while you learn.

Finance for start-ups - what are my options?

If you're starting a business, our easy-to-use guide will show you how to find that much-needed funding. 

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Santander Universities SME Internships

Learning doesn't just take place in the library. Our SME Internship scheme helps students, graduates and small businesses learn.

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Enterprise tool-kit

Aspiring entrepreneurs will find everything from university start-up support to free online resources. 

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Competition Wall of Fame

Take a look at some of the UK's young entrepreneurs and Santander Universities competition winners by clicking here.



We bring together the university and small business communities here.

Mentoring & Advice

If you'd like business mentoring and advice or would like to support a growing business. Find out how we can help by clicking below.

Go Global

Find out how we can support you to network and collaborate internationally by clicking below.

Project Hub

Find out more about how to get involved in joint projects between the university and small business communities.

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