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This page documents businesses and social enterprises started by UCL students and recent graduates.


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AAAS Steering
AAAS Steering logo

AAAS (Annularly Arranged Articulating Segments) Steering is a unique, patent-pending design, which provides noteworthy advantages over conventional steering.

UCL Awards: London Entrepreneurs Challenge 2010 Innovation Central Bursary and UCL Bright Ideas 2010

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AliveandGiving.com
Alive & Giving logo

www.aliveandgiving.com
AliveandGiving.com is an innovative charity fundraising website designed to encourage and facilitate consider giving.

UCL Awards: London Entrepreneurs Challenge 2009 (UG), Povost's Prize 2009, UCL Bright Ideas Award 2009, London Entrepreneurs’ Challenge 2010, Innovation Central Bursary 2010

Founders: Founder - Chester Mojay-Sinclare, Co Founder - Melissa Johnson

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Carbon Auditors Ltd
Carbon Auditors

www.carbonauditors.com
The business is carbon monitoring and verification in the Land Use, Land Use Change and Forestry (LULUCF; i.e., Agriculture, Forestry and Other Land Use) sector.

UCL Awards: UCL Bright Ideas Award 2008

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Charity Checkout
Charity Checkout

www.charitycheckout.co.uk
Charity Checkout is a payment provider for small charities that enables them to receive recurring tax-efficient donations online and set-up custom payment pages for specific campaigns, without the burden of up-front fees.

Founders: Chester Mojay-Sinclare

Cosa Mentale
Cosa Mentale

www.cosamentale.tv
We create, help execute or consult on concepts not only for TV/Web films, but also web/app development, events and all solutions aiming at maximizing digital presence. We've worked directly for brands but also for ad and PR agencies.

Founder: Stephane Karle (MSc TE 2013)

Cravify
Cravfiy

www.cravify.com
Cravify is a rental property search engine in the UK. It crawls data from the most popular sources and displays them on a very intuitive map. Easy-to-tune filters allow users to easily choose to display only related results. With Cravify, your house hunting experience will never be the same as before.

Founder: Trung Huynh



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Eeve
Eeve

www.geteeve.com
Eeve is an iPhone app that allows people to create location-based photo albums that sort of clump together to document events. There are hits and  misses in this space. Gowalla tried to get people to tell stories with check-ins and photos. Color, and largely failed, to group location with photos. The EyeEm app introduces a location-based element. Few apps have really captured the imagination, other than maybe Instagram, but that won’t let you ‘join’ a location-based group. Eeve does.

UCL Awards: London Entrepreneurs’ Challenge 2011 Runner-up in postgraduate/staff category

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EventIgnite
EventIgnite

www.eventignite.co.uk
EventIgnite is an interactive, cross-device app for events and conferences. EventIgnite connects all attendees through social media and enables speed networking at events. Also, it allows all content to be published to mobile devices saving money and the environment.

Year Founded: 2012

Founder: Thomas Walczak, graduated 2012  

Type: Commercial Concern



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Footzie Ltd

www.footzie.co.uk
Footzie is a virtual player trading game, which combines the best aspects of fantasy football, online football manager and the financial markets, to provide a challenging, enjoyable and superior gaming experience. Footzie operates like a stock market, except it is Premier League players which are traded, with prices fluctuating based on match performances and market forces. 

Year Founded: 2012

Founders: Shabbir Merali, Zaki Ahmed, Rikesh Samani (We are all studying Bsc Economics at UCL and have just completed our 2nd year)

UCL Awards: UCL Bright Ideas Award Finalist 2012

Type: Commercial Concern

Frame Medical
Frame Medical

www.framemedical.com
FRAME Medical is a social enterprise committed to improve the health and social well-being for people with chronic illnesses. At FRAME Medical, we truly believe that caring makes the difference. Through our patient centered pathway we encourage patients to adopt activities, behaviors and attitudes which lead to better health and well-being

UCL Awards: UCL Bright Ideas Award 2011

Type: Social Enterprise

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FreeLens
FreeLens

FreeLens will change the way publishers and freelance photographers interact through a photography-trading platform. The exchange will be based on geographically matching photographers and assignments via a job bidding process.

UCL Awards: London Entrepreneurs Challenge 2009 (PG/Staff)

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Gearch
Gearch

www.gearch.com
Gearch helps everyone take small green steps and then adds them up to make one big green change. It’s a green community that allows you and your friends to help the environment doing something that you already do every day online.

UCL Awards: London Entrepreneurs Challenge 2009

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GetMyCloset
GetMyCloset

www.getmycloset.com
GetMyCloset is an online platform connecting Fashionistas, enabling you to swap AND shop in a very interactive and user-friendly environment.

UCL Awards: UCL Bright Ideas Award 2009

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Gourmandie

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UCL Award: London Entrepreneurs Challenge 2010 Runner-Up (UG)

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H2-NRG
H2NRG

www.h2-nrg.co.uk
H2-NRG is a new startup company addressing the use of Hydrogen gas to store energy from renewable or recycled sources.

UCL Awards: London Entrepreneurs Challenge 2010 Runner-Up (PG/Staff) and Provost's Prize 

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HelpYouApply

www.helpyouapply.co.uk
A website designed for students who wish to apply to spring weeks, summer internships, year placements and graduate schemes. The website offers a service that will require the applicants to complete just one generic form, and then have their information input into their desired applications for their desired companies.

Help you apply

Year Founded: 2012

Name of Founders: Anish Vinayak, BSc History, Philosophy and Social Studies of Science, (expected 2013)

Type: Commercial Concern



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Inovaz
Inovaz

Inovaz employ the best engineering practices to make sure they develop stable, maintainable and extensible code.



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Kansara Hackney Ltd
Kansara Hackney

www.kansarahackney.com
KH are an international consulting firm specializing in the Arabian Peninsula. We have experience in Tunisia and Libya (Magrib), Kuwait, Qatar, Bahrain, UAE, Saudi Arabia, Syria, Lebanon and Jordan. We consult on sustainability in the built environment, with a view to achieving zero carbon zero waste communities. The two directors have a background in Economics (Tia Kansara) and architecture and construction (Rod Hackney).

Year Founded: 2009

Founders: Dr Rod Hackney, PhD and Tia Kansara, UCL PhD Candidate: Design of Future Cities

Type: Social Enterprise

KinSync
KinSync

www.kinsync.com
KinSync is a webapp that connects your Kindle to your Mendeley account. The service enables you to seamlessly grab and read your academic papers on your Kindle and thereby avoid cluttering up your life with paper copies.

Kit4troops
kit4troops

www.kit4troops.org.uk
Kit4troops is a charity that allows you to provide British troops with the kit they need.

UCL Awards: London Entrepreneurs Challenge 2010 Innovation Central Bursary

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Lifefully

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UCL Awards: London Entrepreneurs Challenge 2008 Innovation Central Bursaries

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Literary Kitchen

www.literarykitchen.co.uk
Literary Kitchen is a creative writing enterprise offering courses, events, manuscript services and an online shop

UCL Awards: UCL Bright Ideas Award 2011

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MiniManuscript
MiniManuscript

www.minimanuscript.com
MiniManuscript is a website where people work together to summarise academic literature. Spend two minutes rather than two hours deciding whether a paper is relevant to you and create a more efficient, open and connected academic world.

Year founded: 2012

Founders: Jake Fairnie (PhD Cognitive Neuroscience, 2012) and Anna Remington (PhD Developmental Science, 2009).

UCL Awards: UCL Bright Ideas Award 2012

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Movement for Hope
movement for hope

www.movementforhope.org
Movement for Hope (MFH) is a charitable organisation which raises awareness and support for neurological diseases through multimedia art.  MFH also recognises and celebrate the scope of multimedia art and the importance of all art forms. MFH funds awareness projects for neurological diseases and neurological disease charities to support cutting-edge research, professional education and advocacy programmes, equipment purchase for sufferers such as wheelchairs and provide services to help support sufferers of neurological diseases and their families to cope with illness.

Year Founded: 2011

Founders: Amber Hill, PhD Institute of Neurology, 2015

Type: Social Enterprise



NearNote
nearnote

www.nearnote.co.uk
NearNote is a platform for aggregating, searching and licensing of local content between users, local bloggers and large media providers. SoLoMo media is beating large media providers to the punch, often by more than 30 minutes, and we want to reward those citizen content creators by monetizing access to their content. We have obtained a small round of seed funding from Student Upstarts and were fortunate enough to pitch in the startup competition at LeWeb London and Seedcamp Zagreb.

Founders: William Hines, BSc Computer Science - to graduate 2013, Matthias Link, MSc Management - 2012

Type: Commercial Concern



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One 2 One Medicine
One 2 One Medicine

www.one2onemedicine.com
One 2 One Medicine Limited (One 2 One) is a company run by medical students for future and current medical students and the public. Our aim is to improve the nation’s health by providing focused tools and advice to future doctors and, ultimately, to the general public.

UCL Awards: ICL Bursary Award, London Entrepreneurs’Challenge Runner-up

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Paloma Networks
Palomanetworks

www.palomanetworks.com
Paloma Networks aims to provide highly innovating communication solutions for enterprises. We are pleased to propose our unique and universal Fixed-Mobile Convergence (FMC) solutions for enterprise, dedicated to telephony applications.

PlanetTech News (PTN)
PlanetTech

www.planettechnews.com
PTN is an online Science and Technology news aggregator. It's main audience is students at senior school and university as well as others interested in science and technology news and it's application to business. The material has wide coverage (topics include space, environmental, medical and computer sciences) but it is presented clearly and in a magazine format with an opportunity to comment and engage with with the community.

Year Founded: 2011

Founder: Alex Muller (Computer Science/Information Management for Business 2013)

Type: Social Enterprise

Poq studio
poq studio

www.poqstudio.com
Poq studio is a platform where fashion retailers can get their own branded mobile-commerce applications. Our mobile apps are supported cross-platform: iPhone, iPad, Android (later also Windows Phone). We want to make it easy and affordable for our customers to start selling on mobile.

Year Founded: 2011

Founders: Oyvind Henriksen (MSc Technology Entrepreneurship, 2011), Michael Langguth (MSc Technology Entrepreneurship, 2011)

Type: Commercial Concern

UCL Awards: UCL Bright Ideas Award 2012

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ReadWave

A Circalit company

www.readwave.com
ReadWave.com is an online platform which enables authors to publish and distribute their ebooks on web and mobile. ReadWave aims to do for writers what SoundCloud and Youtube have done for musicians and filmmakers, respectively

ReadWave
Circalit

www.circalit.com
Circalit is a social marketing platform for authors to market their books directly to readers.

UCL Awards: UCL Bright Ideas Awards 2011, ICL Bursary Award 2011

Year Founded: 2010

Founders: Raoul Tawadey, Natural Sciences Bsc 2008 Robert Tucker English Literature PhD 2012

Type: Commercial Concern

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RolePoint
Rolepoint

RolePoint is an employee referral platform that incentivises employees within professional service companies to recommend quality candidates within their social networks.

We believe that talent knows talent; employee referrals are proven to deliver the best hires that stay longer and performbetter.  RolePoint helps companies increase the number of referrals through introducing competition among employees and rewarding them with financial incentives and social status based on the value of the candidates they introduce to the employer.

In addition, a trackable chain-based referral mechanism incentivises 2nd and 3rd degree connections, enabling companies to extend their reach through leveraging their employees’ wider networks.

Founders: Kes Thygesen, UCL Alumnus MSc Technology Entrepreneurship 2008



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Satalia
Satalia

www.satalia.com
Satalia provides 'optimization as a service'. Our unique automated solving process can be accessed on-demand or installed on-site.

UCL Awards: London Entrepreneurs Challenge 2008, Innovation Central Bursary 2008, UCL Bright Ideas Award 2009

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Simplence

www.simplence.com
Simplicity meets excellence in made-to-measure suits for men. We organise regular informal events to measure, consult on styles and fabrics and provide you with affordable tailored suits.

Year Founded: 2012

Founder: Markus Gnrick

Stardust Ashes
Stardust Ashes

www.stardustashes.com
Stardust Ashes will scatter the ashes of your loved one into the stratosphere, so that they may be released back into the universe. Our environmentally-friendly balloons will carry ashes to a height of up to 100,000 ft, where they will be released from a lightweight urn into the stratosphere, so that they may circulate the globe.

Year Founded: 2011

Founders: Chester Mojay-Sinclare

Stuxbot Technology Ltd
Stuxbot

www.stuxbot.co.uk
Stuxbot Technology is a mobile and web application development house that builds custom applications across a variety of platforms. Whether for small business or corporate clients, we are a team of innovators, specialised in building functionality solid and visually stunning applications

Year Founded: 2012

Founder: Kishan Gupta, MSc. in Information Security, 2011

Type: Commercial Concern

Stylavie Ltd

www.stylavie.com
Stylavie has been created to help all women find their perfect look. Have you ever found yourself shopping with a ‘look’ in mind, but couldn't seem to find it? Many women go from store to store with a look or style in mind. Normally this look has been inspired by magazines, fashion shows or friends. What inspired the look doesn’t matter, but where to find it certainly does! With Styalvie you are able to search precisely for what you are looking for and find just that!

Year Founded: 2012

Founders - Ayo Ajayi, Vitcor Jegede & Parham Saidi

Type: Commercial Concern



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TagChats Ltd

www.tagchats.com
TagChats Limited is a UCL based student startup which won the bright ideas award 2011. The aim of the site is to provide an extremely easy and fun way to meet new friends online. Users simply select their interest "tags" which define what they like and want to talk about, and the system will find another like minded person who shares interests and place them into a 1-to-1 chatroom featuring text or video chat. TagChats aims to be the best way for people to meet new like minded people from around the globe!

UCL Awards: UCL Bright Ideas Award 2011

Year Founded: 2011

Founders: (1) Ahmad Naveed (Managing Director), Electronic and Electrical Engineering, Class of 2012 Name of founder (2): Alex Muller (Technical Director), Computer Science, Class of 2013

Type: Social Enterprise

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The Sport Review
The Sport Review

www.thesportreview.co.uk
The Sport Review is a UK-based website founded in 2008 with the simple aim of providing an independent, in-depth look at the world’s major sporting stories.

UCL Awards: UCL Bright Ideas Awards 2010

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Threegoodmeals.com

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UCL Award: Provosts Prize London Entrepreneurs Challenge 2008

Three O nine Exclusive Design Ltd
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www.threeonine.co.uk
Three-O-Nine make custom clothing based on your own unique designs.

UCL Awards: UCL Bright Ideas Award 2010

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Tigersense
Tiger Sense

www.tigersense.com

TigerSense is a User Experience agency based in London.  We create Instinctive User Experiences, which are all about helping people deliver successful products, such as websites, by making them easy to use.

UCL Awards: London Entrepreneurs Challenge 2010 Innovation Central Bursary

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Tipgain
Tipgain

www.tipgain.com
Tipgain is a mobile app that rewards people for sharing in-store promotions with their friends while at the same time marketing the store’s products and services. You and your friends gain from the tip-off of the deal and the store gains a following by way of this unique, new age, word-of-mouth concept.

UCL Awards: London Entrepreneurs’ Challenge 2011, China UK Entrepreneurship Challenge 2011

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Tripbod
Tripbod

www.tripbod.com
tripbod.com connects curious travellers with trusted locals (‘Tripbods’) who can advise them on their trip.



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Ubiquity Press
Ubiquity Press

www.ubiquitypress.com
Ubiquity Press is a researcher-led, 100% open access publisher, operating on a low-cost, rapid publishing model. We enable open access not only to articles and books, but through our metajournals platform also to research data and software.

Year Founded: 2009

Founders: Brian Hole, PhD Archaeology, in progress,  Tom Pollard, PhD Space and Climate Physics, in progress



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WPGeek LTD
WPGeek LTD

www.geekchamp.com
GeekChamp.com is the leading Windows Phone development community web site with Marketplace for Windows Phone app development Components, high quality development articles, tutorials, source code, examples, tips, resources, demo videos, latest development news and more.

Year Founded: 2012

Founders: Boryana Miloshevska : MSc Technology Entrepreneurship at UCL, 2012
Yordan Pavlov : MSc Technology Entrepreneurship at UCL, 2012

Type: Commercial Concern

UCL Awards: UCL Bright Ideas Award 2012

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Yearbook Machine
Yearbook Machine

www.yearbookmachine.com
Yearbook Machine creates yearbooks for students leaving school or university using its online system. The system acts as a private social network for those coordinating the book.

Year Founded: 2008

Founders: Tom Allen, studied History at UCL 2008-2011  

Your Frontier Ltd
Your Frontier Ltd

www.yourfrontier.co.uk
Your Frontier Ltd is a film company tailored to provide environmental and social responsibility projects with a chance to be seen. We work with a range of corporates, universities, governments, charities and NGOs to provide tangible evidence of what they are doing to change the world. We are a company, but aim to establish a foundation which will allow us to provide projects that may not be able to afford it, exactly the same services we provide to our main clients.

Year Founded: 2011

Founders: Jennifer Pate (UCL BA Geography 2010; UCL MSc Environment, Science & Society 2011); Finnian Moore (UCL BSc Biological Sciences 2012); Alex Nunes (non-UCL; University of Westminster BA in Film & Television Production)



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Zoomyeah Button Ltd

www.zoomyeah.com

Founder: Chenming Wang (MSc TE 2012)

Zooza
Zooza

www.zooza.co.uk
ZOOZA is an original online commerce platform known for its quirky and light-hearted approach to marketing and its unusual sales model - hosting just one deal each day.

UCL Awards: UCL Bright Ideas Awards 2010

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36Zero
36Zero logo

The 36Zero Board is a patented snowboard training aid that allows the rider to perform all the maneuvers associated with snowboarding, without the need for snow.

UCL Awards: London Entrepreneurs Challenge 2010, UCL Bright Ideas Award 2010

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