Your next steps

Starting your own business or freelancing

LJMU 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 or grow your fledgling business?

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, 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 signposting
  • Meetups and networking opportunities

Start-Up Hub Drop-ins

When: Wednesdays, 10am –12 noon

Location: Start-up Hub, Student Life Building

Come and see the LJMU Start-Up team in the Student Life Building, Upper Ground Floor on Wednesday mornings for an initial chat. We’ll let you know how we can support you and guide you towards the next steps to make those ideas a reality.

No need to book, just drop in and say hello!

If the times listed above don’t work for you, please email us at to arrange a phone or video call at another time.

Workshops and Events

We run a varied programme of workshops and events to support you with your start-up idea and plans, or to help you become a freelancer. 

See our current events programme and book a place (opens in a new tab)

General Enquiries

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

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Twitter: @LJMU_Enterprise

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