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InQUBEate is the QMUL incubator programme. It provides seed funding, mentoring and training for teams to test and develop businesses.


InQUBEate runs twice per year, once in each semester, for twelve weeks. Dates for the 2018/19 academic year are:

Semester 1: Wednesday afternoons from 26th September – 12th December 2018.

Semester 2: Wednesday afternoons from 9th January to 27th April 2019.

The programme

Each week of InQUBEate focuses on a different stage of launching your business, and will feature presentations, tools and techniques and lots of one-to-one time with mentors – both entrepreneurs and specific industry experts - to work through problems and develop your business. The core focus areas are:

  • Developing your business model
  • Defining your value proposition
  • Customer and market research
  • Testing and prototyping
  • Branding and marketing
  • Finance, fundraising and bookkeeping
  • Technological requirements
  • Legal arrangements
  • Pitching

Eligibility and how to apply

InQUBEate is open to all undergraduate students who will be studying at Queen Mary in the 2018/19 academic year and not in their first year. You may be from any School or Institute, so you’ll meet people from different programmes and disciplines. Whatever your areas of study, you’ll have an equal chance in the application process.

Following completion of the programme, you can apply for one of our three funding awards: Try It (£500), Grow It (£5,000) or Build It (£10,000). You can find more information on each on our funding page.

To secure a place on InQUBEate, please click here:

Support is available if you want advice or feedback on your application. To book an appointment to get your application checked, call 020 7882 8533 or visit the Careers & Enterprise Centre in the Queens’ Building, Room WG3.


Applications for InQUBEate 2018/19 close on 24th June 2018


Success stories

Now in its fourth year, InQUBEate has helped produce a number of now successful businesses and social enterprises. You can read more about some of those success stories here.


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