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Explore Ideas and Launch New Ventures

Turn a bright idea into a successful new venture with the support of Venture Lab. No matter what your idea or stage of development, Venture Lab provides access to the support, resources, and connections you need to achieve your ambitions.

Our services, featured below, are available to students and graduates of Durham University.

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Startup Coaching

Explore ideas and receive guidance on your next steps with startup coaching sessions, tailored to meet the specific needs of you and your new venture.

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Workshops and Events

Community is very important to us at Venture Lab and we provide a range of workshops and events that allow you to meet other students and graduates on their startup journeys. You might even find your co-founder!

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Hazan Venture Lab

Work alongside aspiring entrepreneurs, book a meeting room and access support at Hazan Venture Lab.

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Competitions and Funding

Whether you’re just starting to explore your idea or want to take your startup further, there's a range of funding opportunities and competitions exclusive to Durham students and graduates.

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Durham University Alumni Entrepreneurs Network

Join our alumni community of entrepreneurs, investors, and sector specialists. The network connects Durham University alumni entrepreneurs with those wanting to support them through mentoring, industry connections and investment opportunities.

More information on the network