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Tech City UK and UCL launch the Digital Business Academy

UCL and Tech City UK is launching the Digital Business Academy, the world’s first government-supported online learning platform to provide digital and business skills for anyone aspiring to start, grow or join a digital business. The programme is open to all UK residents and requires no pre-qualification.
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28 September 2011: Many hands make light work of mentoring at SMILE ‘show and tell’ event

Following the successful launch of speed mentoring in July, UCL Advances’ SMILE (Selected Mentors and Interims for London Enterprises) programme has introduced a new concept – ‘show and tell.’ More...

25 September 2011: The new route to a fortune - Universities are encouraging students to start their own businesses by offering money and advice to help would-be entrepreneurs

By Sian Griffiths, The Sunday Times, 25th Sept 2011
Along with entrepreneurial UCL alumni, Tim Barnes, Executive Directory, UCL Advances explains how and why UCL is encouraging student start-up businesses.
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19 September 2011: UCL Grand Challenges Small Grants available

Up to £5,000 per project is available to UCL staff through the 2011 UCL Grand Challenges Small Grants Scheme. The closing date for applications is 18 November 2011. More...

15 September 2011: Absolutely Fabulously Four

UCL Advances, the university’s centre for entrepreneurship and business interaction turned 4 this year and to celebrate the successes and exponential growth (in personnel and in support activities offered), the department threw a party full of balloons, party poppers, music, cake, ice cream and (short) words from the Vice-Provost (Enterprise), Steve Caddick, and from the Executive Director of UCL Advances, Tim Barnes.
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15 September 2011: UCL Advances Enterprise Bootcamps are mentioned on BBC Radio 4

During yesterday's BBC Radio Four "You and Yours" programme, a discussion on the employability of graduates, particularly from engineering, included economist Charlies Levy of the Work Foundation explaining the need for "well rounded" individuals with diverse skills.
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6 September 2011: The conference app wins Downing Street supported initiative

A conference-focused smartphone application (app) designed to enable organisers to have a “cost-effective app holding all the event information in one place” has won first place in the inaugural StartUp Summer scheme.
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2 September 2011: Teaching grammar to the iPhone generation


An innovative iPhone App (the interactive Grammar of English, “iGE”), which provides a complete interactive course in English grammar, has been brought to market by UCL Business PLC (UCLB).
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