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University graduates are at an ideal time in their lives to start businesses. Through their exposure to a range of ideas and activities they are particularly disposed towards developing innovative business ideas and meeting potential co-founders.

Yet start-up rates among graduates remain low – at least compared to the potential. For many graduates, starting a business simply feels too risky compared to a stable job in the corporate world. Others simply have no idea where to start.

In its latest report – Putting the uni in unicorn: the role of universities in supporting high-growth graduate startups – the Centre for Entrepreneurs argues that more universities should be offering their graduates tailored incubation programmes to bridge this gap.

By incubating graduate entrepreneurs, universities could drive economic growth and innovation, boost local graduate retention, bolster student recruitment and, most importantly, help more young people fulfil their aspirations.

Read the report