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DescriptionSPEED Plus is a six month business start-up project part funded by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF), who aim to help create new businesses in the West Midlands. Twenty universities have previously worked with SPEED, today the project is ran by the University of Wolverhampton, who work in partnership with Keele University, Birmingham City University, Staffordshire University and Coventry University.
Specialist consultancy, development, advice, help and support is offered to current students, graduates, alumni, staff and partners from ANY subject area/industry to start and run their own business along with their studies, after graduation or alongside employment in a supportive environment.
Participants will be given opportunities to network, receive one to one mentoring from an experienced business consultant and practical business development workshops will also be provided. Participants will also have access to a variety of internal and external resources to give them the best chance of generating an income from their business. Lastly, those who join SPEED Plus will also have the opportunity to bid for financial assistance, however, our funding body determines what this financial support may be used to purchase but staff will advise on all these details before the start of the project.
Applicants must be intending to start and run a business within the West Midlands and must not be currently trading. As SPEED Plus is part funded by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF), the project is only available to UK, EU and EEA nationals and those who have indefinite leave to remain.
Interested participants should apply directly to the partner that they are associated with. If in doubt, please do not hesitate to contact the University of Wolverhampton.
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