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Start a business or project

For students and recent graduates

Students discussing something in a group study room. Photo.
At VentureLab, you can get help to make your business idea a reality. Photo: Kennet Ruona.

At Lund University there are thousands of students with new and exciting ideas. Have you heard of Fitness 24/7, the invisible bicycle helmet Hövding or Get Raw snack bars? These are all examples of students’ ideas, generated at Lund University.

Do you have a business idea?

The University has an extensive support system for students and recent graduates who want to start a business or project. Among other things, it can offer advice, training and networking opportunities, as well as a first office space.

VentureLab

Since 2001, VentureLab has helped students take their business from idea to reality by offering:

  • free and confidential coaching by business developers
  • inspirational lectures, events and workshops, and
  • free office spaces for student-driven startups in an entrepreneurship incubator.

VentureLab is open to all Lund University students as well as recent graduates with business ideas. All ideas are welcome, regardless of:

  • how far you've come with your studies
  • what you are studying or have studied, and
  • whether you want to offer a service or product, or start a project or organisation.

VentureLab website

The coaching service Spark Lund

Spark Lund is a student-to-student coaching service available for free to all students at Lund University who are interested in starting and running a business. Learn more on their website:

Spark Lund website

Contact information

A short film about VentureLab's services and support in idea and business development.

Entrepreneurship education

The Sten K. Johnson Centre for Entrepreneurship is located at Lund University, offering action-based courses and programmes about, in, or for entrepreneurship.

The centre provides a wide range of courses for students from all fields of study. The courses are in Swedish or English and you can study them as part of a study programme or as stand-alone courses.

More about the courses on the School of Economics and Management website

Meet Stefan and Grega who started a business during their studies.