Former Dragons' Den panellist Doug Richard and business minister Michael Fallon MP visited Lewisham College's Waterloo campus on Monday for a Global Entrepreneurship Week event.
Doug Richard helped the minister to launch a £1.1 million entrepreneurs and education programme during the visit.
Students were taking part in a day-long event exploring why entrepreneurs are important in the modern world, acquiring the skills necessary to increase employment prospects and finding out more about enterprise societies.
The minister also visited the college's floristry shop, bistro and hair salon which were funded by the Shard Southwark Vocational Programme.
Since August the former Southwark College has been part of Lewisham College.