The Founders and Entrepreneurs Network

The Founders and Entrepreneurs Network is a new University of Exeter initiative that promotes innovation, collaboration, and entrepreneurship within the academic and business communities.

Whether you're just starting out or well on your way, we're thrilled to welcome entrepreneurs and founders from every field. Our community is rich with diversity, spanning researchers with bright ideas, academics diving into spin-offs, and CEOs navigating the ups and downs of growth.

Here, it's all about collaboration and support. Together, we tackle challenges, share insights, and pave the way for entrepreneurial success- regionally, nationally and globally. Join us in shaping a vibrant entrepreneurial landscape!

“As we launch the Founders and Entrepreneurs Network, we are excited to establish a dynamic environment where collaboration serves as the cornerstone of innovation. This network isn't just about connections; it's about catalysing and exchanging of ideas, sharing experiences, and  accelerating the progression of ventures. We're thrilled to launch this vital initiative, shaping the landscape of entrepreneurship and fostering growth together."


Anna Baldycheva
Chair of the Founders and Entrepreneurs Network

Aims and objectives The network is designed to support and empower founders and entrepreneurs at any stage of their journey, from concept to scaling and beyond. It is a dynamic and vibrant hub that provides networking opportunities, encourages innovation, and facilitates growth. We aim to make it the perfect place for anyone at the University who is passionate about entrepreneurship and wants to excel in this field.

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Opportunities for founders and entrepreneurs The network strives to create a positive and supportive environment for our members to connect and grow. We're organising various tailored events, including networking mixers, informal gatherings, and peer-to-peer mentoring opportunities. These will provide valuable platforms for our members to showcase their ventures, connect with potential collaborators, investors, and customers, and build meaningful relationships. By leveraging each other's expertise, resources, and networks, our members can achieve mutual success and growth.

Let's work together:

Anna Baldycheva

Chair of the Founders and Entrepreneur's Network