The Enterprise Hub

Discover more about our Enterprise Hub

Welcome to the Enterprise Hub                         

We are the one-stop platform for business, enterprise and innovation information and inspiration for would be, early, and established student and graduate entrepreneurs, intrapreneurs, all interested in innovation. No matter if you’re interested in founding the next big tech venture, or a nonprofit that will change our world for the better, this is the place for you.

At Royal Holloway Enterprise Hub, we take pride in students, and the alumni business and entrepreneurial community that we have, and would like to share our knowledge, skills, business, research activities with you. 

What we do for you

Our purpose is to inspire the next generation of entrepreneurs, no matter what kind of venture you wish to start. Even if you are unsure as to whether you want to run your own start-up, we offer lots of workshops and activities to help you figure it out.


Enterprise learning

We have developed a blended learning platform where you can find everything you need to come up with an idea, develop it and turn it into a start-up. If you want to join our Slack platform, simply send us an email and we will get you sorted.

Interactive workshops on all things entrepreneurship

Along with our external partners, we run workshops on all stages of the entrepreneurial process, from ideation to growth.

INsights Talks

Come along and listen to the experience of successful entrepreneurs and start growing your network at our 'INsights Talks'.

Innovation hours

Do you have an idea for a start-up, or are you already running your own venture but would like to get some feedback or inspiration? Come along to our drop-in sessions at the new Enterprise Hub Space in the ground floor of the Emily Wilding Davison Buidling. You can also book alternative slots with our Deputy Director Ankit via Calendly.

INvolved blog series

Our new innovative blog series showcases the amazing research done by our PhD students on start-ups, innovation and entrepreneurship.

Santander Universities seed-funding competition

Once a year, we pull together a panel of entrepreneurs and entrepreneurship experts to judge your start-up ventures or ideas and the winners receive seed-funding from Santander Universities.

Our Slack platform

Do you want to join fellow students and graduates who are thinking about or already running their own venture? Do you want to have access to lots of useful information and be kept informed about opportunities? Email us with the subject line “Add me to Slack” and you can join our community right away.


Supporting Global Entrepreneurship Week

We are delighted to be supporting Global Entrepreneurship Week (Monday 14 – Sunday 20 NovemberGEW 2022 Themes | Global Entrepreneurship Network ( with events planned aimed at supporting students, colleagues and local businesses.  Global Entrepreneurship Week is a massive campaign to celebrate and empower entrepreneurs in every country and community worldwide, especially those individuals who face structural barriers or may have never considered the idea of launching their own start-up. 

The Programme

Please ensure that you sign-up to attend so that we can plan for numbers – as venues have capacity limits.

Monday 14 November

4.30pm – 6.30pm

Launch Event

Enterprise Hub, Emily Wilding Davison Building, RHUL



  • Overview of the RHUL GEW Programme
  • Launch of a Dragons Den programme to be rolled out later in the academic year.
  • Master Class workshop on ‘The Art of Sales’ led by Antonio Falco, The Sales Director


Wednesday 16 November

2.00pm- 3.00 pm

‘Starting a Side Hustle’

Register to attend at


  • Led by Doreen Thompson-Addo, Careers, RHUL
  • If you are looking for ways to generate extra income, or the idea of becoming an entrepreneur excites you, then starting a side hustle could be the answer!  This 30-minute webinar will explore how you can get started with creating a side hustle, share examples of side hustles you can do remotely and in-person, and look at the benefits and challenges of being your own boss whilst studying or working for an employer.  There will be 10 minutes at the end of the webinar for Q&A. 


Wednesday 16 November

5.30pm – 7.30pm

CreativeTechnologies Showcase / Network

Everyman Theatre, Egham Town Centre


  • In conjunction with Runnymede Business
  • Overview of StoryFutures
  • Industry Case Study MoCoFX
  • Networking and refreshments


Thursday 17 November

8.00am - 9.30am

Digital Technologies – ‘what RHUL can do for you’

Login Business Lounge

Park St, Camberley



  • In conjunction Login Business Lounge
  • Showcasing what Are the current opportunities of working with RHUL
  • Industry Case Study Project 5
  • Digital Technologies opportunities with RHUL


Thursday 17 November

3.00pm – 5.00pm

‘Business modelling one’s life’

Enterprise Hub, Emily Wilding Davison Building, RHUL



  • Led by Anica Zeyen and the Enterprise Hub team
  • Master Class Workshop - A business model is basically how our business is structured and delivers products or services; how the business creates value; and how the business makes money. Business models are hugely important for us to intimately understand our businesses and prepare to innovate and adapt to technological growth or other external (or internal) changes. By compartmentalizing the complex interlinkages of our businesses and examining them within a frame that emphasizes our value proposition and operating model, a business model provides detailed understanding which can help us find a way to improve our performance. But how can we compartmentalize and examine the complexities of our lives to enhance performance? The journey of an entrepreneur is filled with twist, turns, and many challenges—using a business modelling mindset helps us make sense of these twists and turns. In this workshop we equip you with the tools to incorporate business model thinking in your own lives.



Thursday 17 November

5.00pm – 6.00pm

Social for RHUL student entrepreneurs

Enterprise Hub, Emily Wilding Davison Building, RHUL


  • Led by Anica Zeyen and the Enterprise Hub team


Please ensure that you register your attendance for the event you want to attend.  If you have any queries do not hesitate to email

Who we are: 

We are a devoted team of academics with multi-year experience of supporting student entrepreneurs throughout the ideation and early growth phases.

- Dr. Anica Zeyen, Founding Director of Royal Holloway Enterprise Hub

- Dr. Ankit Gaur, Deputy Director Royal Holloway Enterprise Hub

- Emilio Costales, Ideation Consultant