Start-up Hub

Do you want to find out more about starting up your own business or side-hustle? Are you thinking about becoming self-employed or working as a freelancer? Perhaps you have an idea that you want to explore further – or maybe you’re ready to launch your venture right now?

Our experienced and well-connected team can help you validate your idea, understand your customer base and connect you to the local start-up eco system.

We do this by:

  • Practical workshops and webinars
  • Expert advice and coaching
  • Meetups and networking opportunities

Support for Students and Graduates

The Start-up Hub can help all LJMU students and alumni (who have graduated in the last 5 years).

From Architects to App developers, Coders to Craft bakeries, Drone operators to Dance Companies, Script writers to Sports nutritionists, the LJMU Start-up Hub can help you on your start-up journey!

Whatever stage of the process you are at, there is an abundance of support available at LJMU to help you get up and running.

Drop-In Sessions

Come along to one of our drop-in sessions during term-time at the Start-up Hub, Student Life Building, on Tuesday afternoons from 1:30-3:30pm or Wednesday mornings from 10:00-12:00 noon for an initial chat with a member of the Start-up Hub team and to register for our support. 

No need to book, just drop in and say hello. We’ll let you know how we can support you and guide you towards the next steps to make those ideas a reality.

If you can’t make it to the drop-in sessions, then fill out our registration form here and a member of the team will be back in touch.

Workshops and Events

We run a varied programme of workshops and events.


Email us at and a member of the team will be back in touch.