nest is the startup incubator exclusively for students and graduates of the University of Portsmouth.

We are here to help you get an idea off the ground, or take an existing startup to the next level. We offer expert advice and support, workshops, co-working space, networking opportunities and a whole host of useful resources. Find out more on our nest website.

We’re here to help – at no cost to you and no loss of ownership: your idea is your idea.

Our community is our core

nest builders are collaborative, innovative, and ambitious forward thinkers.

Whether you are a designer, engineer, social entrepreneur, artist, marketer, or small business leader, nest provides you with the tools and support you need to develop and grow. nest is for any University of Portsmouth student with ambitions to develop the next big thing, help others through business, or simply create their own job.

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First steps

nest is available to all current students at the University of Portsmouth and any graduates of the University within the last five years. If you have an idea that you’d like to discuss with one of our team, come to a nest enterprise clinic which we run in the Careers and Employability Centre on Wednesdays 2-4pm or Fridays 9.30am-11.30am – simply turn up on the day.
If you are unable to make it to an enterprise clinic please email us at to make an alternative arrangement. We also can arrange appointments via Google Hangouts or over the phone if you are a distance learner or a recent graduate who is no longer in Portsmouth.

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