Ulster University has launched a new programme to support its students who want to set up their own businesses.
The UU Start programme offers guidance with product and service innovation, validation and acceleration and more in partnership with its Students' Union.
It has invested £150,000 in its entrepreneurs. Among its success stories are charity shop pricing service Haru Ltd and GoFyt, an online marketplace for the health and fitness sector.
Tim Brundle, director of research and impact at Ulster University, said: "Entrepreneurs are the driving forces behind every growing economy and at Ulster University we encourage an entrepreneurial spirit and drive by providing support to help students break down barriers, allowing them to realise their dreams of setting up their own businesses."