About Us

Why Start Up UK?

Starting a business is possible whatever your background

At StartUp UK, our mission is to champion diversity in business, ensuring that individuals from all backgrounds have the opportunity to launch a successful enterprise. We collaborate with entrepreneurs to help develop viable, long-term, and scalable businesses by providing the necessary tools, practical information, and self-confidence. We understand that every start-up and entrepreneur is unique, and this drives our commitment to support them.
Our business model relies on sponsored funding to offer workshops, personalized support, business advice, and guidance to aspiring entrepreneurs from diverse backgrounds. Our partners reflect the same diversity as the start-ups we assist, reinforcing our dedication to inclusivity and innovation.

Meet The Team
Andre Arundell MBA

Founder &  Business Adviser

Our founder Andre is an award-winning Enterprise Lecturer from a diverse background. He understands the challenges entrepreneurs face when trying to enter the world of business.
He has first-hand knowledge of what it’s like to be a young entrepreneur after starting his own company at the age of 18.
Andre has a long history of success in providing start-up support in the public and private sectors for start-ups dating back more than ten years.

Giuditta Meneghetti BA

Curriculum Design & Business Adviser

Giuditta is an experienced entrepreneur and has over 20 years of experience in Enterprise education. Giuditta has worked with a wide range of students and entrepreneurs to overcome barriers to employment and to consider start-up as a viable route to economic self-sufficiency.
Giuditta was voted The Enterprise Educator of The Year at the prestigious IOEE Awards at the House of Lords.

Graham Tshabalala

Media & Design

Graham is a self-taught creative and graphic designer entrepreneur with almost 20 years of experience. His portfolio of work and skill set is vast in branding, motion graphics, video editing, web design, and photography.
We call him G he looks after our visuals he enjoys sketching and listening to music.

Anna Kuldo

Business Support

Anna has over 15 years of experience in corporate banking and customer service she has a a keen eye for detail and manages the day-to-day operations of everything we do here at StartUp UK.
Anna enjoys reading, and has a keen interest in historic events.

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