Our Story

Birmingham Enterprise Community was born out of a meeting held between a small group of students and staff members from several Birmingham universities on a hot April afternoon in a small classroom at Newman University. After a discussion about potentially holding a couple of joint events between university societies it soon became clear that a permanent way of working in collaboration was needed – BEC was born. Throughout the development work that followed it was clear that the need for an organisation that would help build a wider entrepreneurial community external to the university environment was needed. What started as a small group of student entrepreneurs quickly developed into an independent organisation surrounded by a community of entrepreneurs and changemakers across the Midlands region supporting individuals not only from university institutions but the wider business community also. 

BEC is a social enterprise with the goal of building a collaborative and supportive entrepreneurial ecosystem that is able to cater for the needs of those within it. By working with those in the community and the wider West Midlands community we are able to create new opportunities and open resources to those who wish to use them to create positive change through enterprise and entrepreneurial activities.

What we do


Speaking up for our community and holding institutions to account. 


Giving credit to those who work hard day after day and those who are out to change the world.


Ensuring that no one is left behind and that all we do is open for everyone. 


Opening up new opportunities and finding new ways of doing.


Building social capital and fostering collaboration to create a stronger ecosystem that works for all.


Ensuring that enterprise and entrepreneurship becomes about more than starting a business but rather creating positive change.

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Current Projects


Our 6 months accelerator programme supporting entrepreneurs & startups to grow.


The Midlands to be one of the best places to be an entrepreneur by the time the 2022 games arrives.

BEC ActionTank

Bringing together voices from across the community to find ways to solve relevant issues through action and not thought alone.

Collaboration NOT Competition

Our call for greater collaboration across our institutions including the sharing of resources for entrepreneurs.

Our Aims

Startups Accelerated
Increase in Resources Given to Startups

Our Partners

These are the people working with us to make all of this happen.

Want to get involved? we would love to chat with you about how you can! 

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