At QMU we are delighted to work with key partners to deliver a series of workshops and events designed to equip staff, students and members of The Business Innovation Zone (BIZ) with the skills to turn great ideas into great ventures.


This series of workshops will help you explore and develop your ideas into a feasible proposition; market and brand it and learn how to sell it to the right audience.  East Lothian Business Gateway will help you understand the practical steps you need to take to be your own boss. And, we've finance covered with a workshop on Crowd Funding that's guaranteed to be popular.

Events are free to attend but booking is essential via our EventBrite page:


Join Scotland's leading incubator for social enterprise. Successes include Hey Girls and Fearless Femme.  If you have an idea that might have social impact, Good Ideas has the resources and expertise you need.

Scotland's leading company creation competition and entrepreneurship development programme. Win money, support and advice! 

SIE-led workshop that explores the impact of AI and Tech on healthcare

2-Day Business Boot Camp. Learn from the real-life experience of East Lothian Business Gateway's advisors all you need to know to be your own boss.

For new ideas to prosper, delivering a great pitch with confidence is crucial. Whether they are creative, business or not-for-profit, learn how to hook your audience in 3 minutes.  Ideal preparation for The SHIFT Swap Shop!   

Marketing is fundamental to establishing any new project or enterprise. Learn how to tell your story.  

Ben Schogler will share his experiences of crowd funding after running a hugely successful Indiegogo campaign to raise finance for the wireless Skoog 2.0 

Join students and alumni from the SHIFT Partnership, a collaboration between the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland, The Glasgow School of Art and QMU, for a drink and the chance to build new relationships with other creatives from different disciplines.

Similar to speed-dating, the SHIFT Swap Shop will give you a short window with a range of potential creative partners to pitch ideas, share skills and possibly meet your future creative soulmate.  

Come prepared with an idea - or an ongoing project that requires some fresh perspective - you'll learn about other participants' skillsets, interests, and projects, with the potential to swap skills and identify future collaborations with one another.

We're grateful to our partners East Lothian Business Gateway, The Merchant Company of Edinburgh and Santander Universities for their support in delivering Enterprise Skills @QMU

Entrepreneurship Support

Business Innovation Zone and Entrepreneurship enquiries please get in touch.

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Entrepreneurship Support

Miriam Smith Business Development Manager
0131 474 0000
07872 128 688