Student startups

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We have already helped a number of students to launch successful new business. Here is just a small selection of achievements to date.

Utano Tea

Utano Tea is a herbal tea company devoted to sharing the healthy herbal teas indegenous to Africa.

Chiyedza Heri, a Biomedical Science student and entrepreneur based in Cambridge, has established Utano Tea as a healthy addition to the ever-growing tea industry, whilst helping to create jobs in Zimbabwe.


Colour Films

Colour Films is a production company based in Cambridge, UK. Our vision is to make quality films for companies of any size. We are inspired by the cinematic look in film and the idea of bringing this look to capturing reality, finding strong stories in everyday moments. We are dedicated to make these moments stand out with rich content and high production values.

Understanding the importance of a strong online presence and the power of a well-told story, we give you energy and insight into effective audio-visual storytelling as well as freshness to promotional films.

Hell in Leather

Devilishly Good Leather.

Handmade 100% genuine leather goods. Ladies and gentlemen's belts, corsets and items for the bedroom!

Pure Chimp

Pure Chimp was founded in 2013. The company was created to help people with various skin problems.

Our idea is based on the belief that top tips and a gentle 100% natural cream with carefully selected ingredients, will help you to feel great about your skin. This is a long-term and honest solution.

This is why we provide you with top tips for your specific skin problem. These top tips combined with Pure Chimp make for one powerful combination.

Visit: Pure Chimp


Animojo is an online service for automatically creating animated music videos.

Founded by Phillip Richardson and based in Cambridge, Animojo's simple online interface provides an easy-to-use, low-cost method allowing musicians to promote their music on video-sharing websites such as YouTube.

Digi Ping

Digi Ping was founded by Mark Reyner and Tom Barton, both reading Enterprise and Entrepreneurial Management at Anglia Ruskin. Digi Ping specialises in the production and implementation of digital mapping solutions for organisations such as Universities, Museums, and Art Galleries. These maps integrate, seamlessly with mobile devices via user-friendly applications.

Google takes you to the front door; Digi Ping takes over from there.

Student to Student

Student to Student is a local online marketplace connecting all of the students within a University or College who have something to sell, buy or swap.

Why is it different from some of its better-known rivals?

  • It is specifically for students' stuff (no worries about children's toys grandmother's cardigan or all the stuff you never care about!)
  • It is safe, there is no online money transaction; you meet the seller and pay in cash
  • It is user-friendly and fast (we don't ask you the name of your dog when you register)
  • The basic service is 100% free

University Compare

University Compare is the leading social comparison site for universities across the UK. Breaking down the top 125 universities across the United Kingdom, it aims to provide its users with the ultimate university guide.