University of Portsmouth Startup Support

Enterprise Clinics

Purple Door provides Enterprise Clinics for an informal, confidential one-to-one chat no matter what stage your idea is at and what ever your start up question is.  The Enterprise Clinics take place on Wednesday's 2pm 4pm and Friday's 9.30am 11.30am.  Bring along anything that can help explain the idea including: product ideas, prototypes, sketches or simply your notes. 

Route to Start Up

Route to Start-Up is a programme of workshops for students of all levels - undergraduate, postgraduate taught and postgraduate research.  This collaborative and interactive program runs at a pace that suites you. To attend the Route to Start Up programme you must attend an Enterprise Clinic first.

Specialist workshops 

Throughout the year specialist events are tailored to specific needs which cover a range of different topics. 

Social Startup Programme 

The social starup workshops will provide you with practical tools and resources designed to help you develop your idea.  Support is on hand throughout and after the programme. This programme is open to students, graduates and the public.


A range of resources are available to support you in business start-up: