Every year, talented and enterprising students come to uea (su) for support and guidance on how to turn their brilliant ideas into a reality. Here's just a few of the brilliant ideas that UEA students have had and turned into a business after using the help and advice provided by the Student Enteprrise staff at uea (su).
Naked monkey is a plant-based food business serving wholesome bowls of home-cooked fresh, organic food. Set up by Rea and Junnel, 2 UEA students studying Marketing and Management and Enterprise and Business Creation, they promise to provide natural, quality and well-seasoned food with no added preservatives or GMOs. From the very start, they made a promise to keep sustainability at the very heart of their mission.
KTroo founder Kate Batty got hooked on rebound boots after seeing them whilst working in Spain. Kate was amazed by the low impact nature of the boots on her problematic left knee. Upon returning to live in the UK to finish her studies, Kate spent much of her final year of University with friends coming up with the concept of KTroo.
So whilst 2017 saw the launch of KTroo Licensing; Sarah Morgan became the Licensee for Bognor Regis and Felpham, & Debbie Ware became the Licensee for Witterings, Bracklesham and Birdham. In 2018, KTroo look forward to bringing on new Licensees as well as extending our services in Cabo (Mexico).
Cal’s coffee by Callum Brough
Ethical coffee from Brazil.
Cal’s Mission is to connect coffee farmers and coffee roasters breaking the chain of the traditional coffee market and they trade exclusively with single estates and independent coffee roasters that are in search of a perfect cup.
If you want to try some of Cal’s coffee, head down to The Shop on campus, we sell it there!
Warisan Batik is an online boutique that promotes social and economic advancement. We provide traditional Indonesian batik and accessories.
Our goal is to help strengthen struggling Indonesian Families whilst retaining the beautiful heritage of batik. Our newest prints are super affordable, exclusive and hand-crafted. The fabrics for our products are hand-dyed by local artisans within the West Java province. Inspiration for our designs comes from the landscape of Indonesia such as the national flower of Indonesia (Melati Putih).
The Shimmer Shack by Sarah Hanna
The Shimmer Shack is a cosmetic glitter company.
Smart tech repairs by Sam Kirkman
A UEA-campus based business providing repairs and technical support to students with all types of laptops, tablets and smartphones. Screen repairs, water damage mitigation and data recovery are commonly requested services, although others are offered.
MancMade Jewellery by Connor Enright
Hand made jewellery in a range of styles and materials, from wire wrapped crystals and stones to simpler wire and sheet metal pieces.
Grabbit by Alex Schroffenegger, Lucia Murgia and Philip Roell
The Social Delivery provides an App that innovates the way of making same hour deliveries everywhere. Users can order the products they need or start earning money as personal shoppers. We are on a mission to create a self-efficient delivery service, where people shop for people and thus, by relying on the power of collaboration.
We work closely with staff at Career Central and The Enterprise Centre to provide a wide range of services to help kick start students business and project ideas.
If you head over to the Student Enterprise Business Directory, you can get inspired by more student businesses that have already made a success of it.
If you have an idea you want to make a reality, contact uea (su)'s Enterprise and Activities Coordinator for a chat by emailing email@example.com or pop into the main office in Union House and ask to speak to Victoria Cook.