Global Entrepreneurship Week

GEW_Student-Essentials-Image-MASTERFrom 14–20 November, Global Entrepreneurship Week inspires people everywhere through local, national and global activities designed to help them explore their potential as self-starters and innovators.

The University’s own startup incubator, Nest, has worked with a large amount of innovative and talented student startups and to celebrate #GEW2016, we wanted to show off some of Portsmouth’s best and brightest young entrepreneurs. Find out more about Nest on our website.

UU-U Design
This company was founded by MRes Technology graduate Ming Wu, in order to create bespoke wearable tech that is both stylish and innovative for the modern connected person. Whether you are storing family photos or company secrets, the range of memory rings are a great way to ensure you never lose what’s important to you. See more on their website.

Group Hub was founded by MEng Computer Engineering graduate John Wheal, who wanted to create an online tool that allows users to organise everything for their groups, clubs and societies in one place. Find out more on their website.

Hayze Lingerie
HayzebyHM is a luxury lingerie label offering exclusively hand-crafted designs, created and founded by Fashion and Textile Design student Hannah Mitchell. The brand captures a modern twist on vintage indulgence and empowers its female wearer. Read more about Hannah’s journey on her wordpress site.

Canvas Coffee
Canvas Coffee is a great, independent local coffee shop and cafe inside Portsmouth and Southsea station, co-founded by University of Portsmouth graduate Pravin Isram. As well as serving speciality coffee, they are also a social enterprise, offering volunteer work experience opportunities and barista skills courses to people in recovery, helping them to build self-esteem, confidence and new skills. Learn more about Canvas on their website.

Animator Guild
This is a community website for teaching 2D animation and related skills like story writing, character design, producing, directing and more. It was founded and updated by Howard Wimshurst, a current student in BA (Hons) Animation. He also supplements his free guides with purchasable source files and bonus video content. Check out the site here.

The Student Food Project
The Student Food Project was created by University of Portsmouth Graphic Design student Alex Harvey, with the goal of informing students about how to cook their own meals while they’re living at university. Their recipes are designed to be easy to follow, quick to make and cost effective. Find out more on their site.

Square Mountain Games
Square Mountain is a team of game developers from the University of Portsmouth. They are currently working on their upcoming title No Trace, which puts the player in the shoes of an international assassin. It offers you a tailored experience, allowing you to play the game how you want encouraging you to use a mixture of stealth and combat. Check out more details at their website.

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