Birmingham Enterprise Community (BEC) supports entrepreneurs, startups & scaleups across all business stages and sectors through a series of award winning programmes designed by entrepreneurs, for entrepreneurs. Whether helping a business to find investment or providing access to new markets, there are no limits as to what our entrepreneurs can achieve.

Find the Right Support for You

1883 Club

I want to find out more about entrepreneurship and meet like minded people

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Startup Sprint

I am preparing to launch a business or have recently started and want support

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Proving Ground

I have launched my first product/service and need help getting customers or users

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FORWARD

I need support to scale/grow my business, get investment & find new markets

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If you are not sure answer the few questions to find out where you are in your entrepreneurial journey and how best we can support you

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What You Get

Being part of the  BEC community gives you access to everything you need to develop and take your entrepreneurial journey to the next stage. From training and coaching to workspace and programs, we are here to support you. See something you need below? Click on the section to find out more about how we can help you.

Mentoring

Get matched with an industry expert  who will offer the advice, knowlege, and tools to help you work through decisions.

Co-Working Space

Work at Alpha Works alongside like-minded people, providing you with a dynamic and inspiring environment for progress.

Inclusive Community

Entrepreneurship is for all. Regardless of who you are, we are here to support you.

Events & Networking

Hear new ideas,expand your network and
stay in touch with what’s going on through
our range of events.

1 to 1 Coaching

Weekly coaching sessions with your dedicated coach, helping to keep you on track and move in the right direction.

Virtual Resources

Access a range of virtual materials to teach you the things you need to know – powered by IBM, Google and Amazon.

Funding Opportunities 

Gain the network and know-how to access
the funding you need to grow.

Trainings & Workshops

Develop the skills & knowledge you need to take your startup forward through our workshops on a variety of topics.

“I cannot overstress how important entrepreneurship is to the future of this region and if you are thinking of setting a business up this is simply the only place to do it!”

Andy Street
Andy Street
Mayor of West Midland

Honoured to have been selected for the female founder scholarship on the BEC Startup Sprint! […] The mentoring sessions were so insightful and have helped us tackle the important questions we have as a startup during this unprecedented time.

Dina Bahrami
Dina Bahrami
Founder of Nutri Beauties

When applying, I questioned how relevant it would be for me as an artist […] but it turns out is super relevant and so, so valuable. It’s really enabled me to shift my perspective to seeing my art as a business and I now have a clear path of how I’m going to make those steps in getting there.

Imogen Morris
Imogen Morris
Imogen Embroidery Art

BEC has been like no other, the support, advice, and hospitality exceeded our expectiations. The accessibility of so may resoources right at your fingertips with the way BEC operates creates a truly unique experience. BEC helps you delve deep into your business & take action so that you can get the results you want.”

Danielle Roberts
Danielle Roberts
Founder of Unlimited You

FORWARD will provide an Innovative platform to foster innovation, collaboration and increased opportunities for early-stage ventures that with to take their business to the next level”

Holly Knower
Holly Knower
CEO NACUE

I did this programme at the start of lockdown when due to theatre closures, I lost 90% of my business. Thankfully, that has been recovered in part due to the mindset change the programme helped me with. cc funders Innovate UK”

Hannah Elsy
Hannah Elsy
CEO & Founder of Hannah Elsy Production

Birmingham Enterprise Community’s FORWARD accelerator programme is exactly what our region needs. Birmingham is the major youngest city ion Europe, with under 25s accounting for nearly 40% of the population, so this is fantastic initiative to help fresh, young minds to succeed in business and entrepreneurship.”

Naomi Watts
Naomi Watts
Tech Nation