Support for start-ups and entrepreneurs

The University of Stirling’s Enterprise Programme enables students, staff, recent alumni, and eligible community founders to explore their entrepreneurial potential, drive innovation, develop commercial solutions, and make a positive difference through business creation.

Business woman in office

Our programme supports individuals to translate learning, teaching, and research outcomes into real world impact through our comprehensive services and vibrant founder community. You can access a range of training, events, services, networking, and funding opportunities to develop entrepreneurial skills, test ideas, create and grow new business ventures, and commercialise research.

Whether you’re just starting your entrepreneurial journey or looking to get your business off the ground, the Enterprise Programme is here to support.

Supporting sustainable, inclusive growth across the region

Through its delivery of a range of transformational programmes within the Stirling and Clackmannanshire City Region Deal, the University of Stirling’s Enterprise Team works closely with colleagues and stakeholders to support business start-up activity within the region.

The first of these programmes in delivery is Scotland’s International Environment Centre (SIEC). Through innovation and partnership, SIEC will deliver transformational change in sustainable business practice, positioning the protection and enhancement of our natural resources as an enabler of economic prosperity, wellbeing, and a just transition to a net zero future. 

Build your skills

We inspire and support entrepreneurial skill-building, idea generation, and business model creation.

Develop and launch your business idea

We'll support you to develop your idea and business model.

Grow your business

Launch and grow your business as part of our community of incubated and alumni founders.

See it, Be it

Diversity drives innovation: our students tell their start-up story and how the Enterprise Programme helped them.

Public events

Find out more about our exciting events open to members of the public each year.

Supporters and partners

Get involved and support the next generation of start-up businesses and innovators.

Contact a team member

Dr Sasha Saunders

Head of Enterprise

Louise Evison

Business Advisor

Alyson Belli

Enterprise Programme Officer (SIEC) 

John Roberston

Enterprise Programme Officer (SIEC)

Eszter Hegedus

Enterprise Programme Officer

Claire Hart

Enterprise Programme Administrator

Aminata Babut

Marketing Intern 

Kenechi Nwagbo

Programming Intern (SIEC) 

Temitope Shittu

Events Intern 

Armani Roy

Outreach Intern 

Alejandra Ibarra

SIEC Young Pathfinders Intern