IncuHive offers local start-up businesses easy access to office space, hot desks, an onsite café, a photography studio, mentoring services and investment. Currently, it has attracted a wide variety of student and alumni start-ups ranging from a company offering video and media production services to a gym clothing business, an events promotion firm and a YouTube video blogger.
“I have been investing in student start-up business for several years now,” said Steve. “It’s great to see such potential and determination – I enjoy helping them get their ideas to market and reach their business goals.”
Video and media production company, Stolen Images, have already benefited from Steve’s interest and experience.
“Steve has helped us build our business from zero upwards and we have now moved into IncuHive taking on our own dedicated office space,” explained Sam, Director of Stolen Images, who completed his Media Production degree at the University of Winchester earlier this year. “The resources at Steve’s fingertips are fantastic, from general help and mentoring to investment and solutions – it’s really helped us develop our business.”
Steve is planning networking events at the University to further help students get their business ideas off the ground. He also hopes to set up investment business-proposal pitching sessions based on the format used in the popular BBC television series Dragons’ Den, and is offering free IncuHive places for Winchester students with viable business ideas.
IncuHive is based on the Chandler’s Ford Industrial Estate, near Eastleigh in Hampshire; there are plans to open more IncuHive space around the country in the future. For more information visit www.incuhive.co.uk