AberPreneurs - Turning Business Ideas into Reality

Aberystwyth University supports students, graduates and staff who wish to start new businesses, particularly where these businesses are related to the knowledge and expertise of the University.

'AberPreneurs' helps clients with information, advice, training and funding.


Enterprise Events 2019 Autumn Term

FREE One to One 'Business Mentoring' available - To Book your place email: aberpreneurs @aber.ac.uk


Wed Nov 6th


Visualisation Centre Boardroom

Aber Food Surplus - talk about their journey in setting up and running a successful Social Enterprise


To Book your place email: aberpreneurs @aber.ac.uk

Wed Nov 13th


Visualisation Centre Boardroom

Intellectual Property masterclass

Learn how to protect your Creative Ideas & Business Ideas


To Book your place email: aberpreneurs @aber.ac.uk

Big Ideas Wales - Nigel Packer
Mon Nov 18th 


Visualisation Centre Boardroom

InvEnterPrize 2020 Competition launch

Student Ideas Competition - £10,000 Prize to be won by the best business idea.  Extra prizes - 1 year Free Office Space at AIEC & £3000 for best Maths/Physics/Computer Science based idea.

For details and to book your place email: aberpreneurs @aber.ac.uk


Tony Orme

Dylan Jones

Wed Nov 20th


Visualisation Centre           

Room F16

Market Research -Learn how to plan and carry out effective Market Research suited to your particular needs; for being Freelance, or starting a Business or Social Enterprise

To Book your place email: aberpreneurs @aber.ac.uk

Big Ideas Wales
Fri Nov 22nd


Visualisation Centre Boardroom

Marketing & Branding - this workshop will cover how you can market your business idea.  Whether you're self-employed, run a Social Enterprise or on-line business, this workshop will cover all aspects you need to know

To Book your place email: aberpreneurs @aber.ac.uk

Big Ideas Wales
Wed Nov 27th


Visualisation Centre Boardroom

Financial Planning & Control - This workshop will give you an overview of how to plan & manage your finances for your existing business/social enterprise or new start-up idea.  

To Book your place email: aberpreneurs @aber.ac.uk

Business Wales
Wed Dec 4th


Visualisation Centre Boardroom

NatWest Pre-accelerator 'Ignition Event'

You are invited to join us on an “Entrepreneurial Journey!”

A quick-fire, intensive eight-week course for early-stage entrepreneurs, giving them the power to start, scale and succeed.

  • Aberystwyth University, AberPreneurs and AberInnovation have joined forces with NatWest to help aspiring local entrepreneurs, by launching a satellite version of the bank’s Pre-Accelerator programme.
  • The programme, which is open to people with an early-stage idea or those that have just started their own business or social enterprise, aims to benefit both students and local businesses.
  • Part of NatWest’s successful Entrepreneur Accelerator Programme, the Pre-Accelerator is a digital programme supported by face-to-face events.
  • During the programme, which launches on December 4th with an Ignition event at the University, entrepreneurs will have access to 12 digital modules to help empower them with the skill sets they will need to develop their business proposition.

Ignition Event:  Wednesday 4th December, 2019

12 noon–4.00pm

Visualisation Centre Boardroom, Aberystwyth University

To book your place contact: accelerator@natwest.com

Andrew Jones NatWest


To Book your place email: aberpreneurs@aber.ac.uk                   






'AberPreneurs' offer a range of activities to support enterprise:

  • Business Start-Up and Enterprise Support
  • Enterprise Events
  • Inspirational Talks
  • One-to-one Mentoring
  • Funding Advice
  • Networking
  • Useful Enterprise and Entrepreneurship Websites



Getting in Contact:


If you have a business idea and would like some advice contact:

Louise Somerfield - Enterprise Administrator
E: abpstaff@aber.ac.uk
T: 01970 622378

Aberystwyth University Enterprise Network Facebook Pagewww.facebook.com/AberUni.Enterprise‌‌

To provide you with our full range of start-up support services we hold and utilise personal data that you provide, on the basis of legitimate interest.

Our full Data Protection Information can be viewed here - Data Protection Information

Enterprise and Business start-up at Aberystwyth University is supported by The Welsh Government Youth Entrepreneurship Scheme as part of the Welsh Governments commitment to encourage youth entrepreneurship in Wales.