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UCL Enterprise launches first mobile app

23 April 2013

UCL Enterprise app

UCL Enterprise has launched its first app for mobile devices following development by Dr Alastair Moore and Richard Groves of The Mobile Academy.

The app – which launched last week for Apple devices (download through iTunes) – enables students, staff and businesses interested in support to get regular updates on what's happening across UCL Enterprise, including help for students starting businesses, as well as staff, and opportunities for businesses to gain advice and access to know-how.      

Through the app, users can book onto events including training workshops, watch videos of entrepreneurs and businesses who have worked with UCL Enterprise in the past and how they have done so, and discover more about how UCL can help businesses grow.

Director of UCL Enterprise Operations, Timothy Barnes, oversaw development of the app. “What we wanted to do was develop an app which would enable people to see what UCL has to offer as soon as inspiration strikes with a business idea or opportunity that might need support,” he says.

“Bringing together everything UCL Enterprise offers in one place enables people to see immediately what we offer and then maintain that relationship with us – providing regular updates on new workshops or mentoring opportunities and how other businesses in their sectors have worked with us.”

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