Mentoring (via the StartupLab)

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The StartupLabs provide a dedicated space for students with early-stage business ideas where they can test and develop their ideas in a supportive environment among like-minded peers.

As well as professional work spaces, whiteboard walls and meeting room facilities, students can benefit from mentoring, structured support and guidance from our expert network of business professionals and in-house advisers.

All Anglia Ruskin students and colleagues across all our Faculties can use these facilities. Recent graduates and alumni who are launching a new business venture are also welcome to use them.

With around 150 students registered, CEDAR is proudly offering mentoring to a hundred of business ideas and start-ups, including winners and contestants from The Big Pitch and the Enterprise Fellowship Scheme.

Cambridge StartupLab

Location: Room 115, Coslett Building, Cambridge campus
Launched in 2012, the Cambridge StartupLab is a hub of creativity and innovation with James Barlow and Walter Herriot OBE as the main mentors.

Chelmsford StartupLab

Location: BIC 007 - The MedBIC, Chelmsford campus
Our Chelmsford StartupLab is housed in The MedBIC (Anglia Ruskin Business Innovation Centre, Medical and Advanced Engineering in partnership with Chelmsford City Council and Essex County Council). It offers the same facilities as Cambridge, primarily to students, although start-up medical and engineering companies who rent offices in The MedBIC can also use the StartupLab. Christine Michaelis is the main mentor in Chelmsford.

To find out more about the mentoring scheme and the StartupLab, please visit the StartupLab website or contact Lester Lloyd-Reason: