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Why Choose MSc Technology Entrepreneurship at UCL?
- With a strong desire to be an entrepreneur, you will gain the skills and knowledge needed to develop your own lean startup company.
- You will gain a solid core of management, leadership and team working skills and the opportunity to hone your technical skills.
- As part of your dissertation, you will produce a high-quality business or new venture plan that will allow you to map, test and iterate your ideas. To assist you in writing your dissertation you will be allocated a business mentor with specialist knowledge from outside UCL.
- You will be provided valuable contacts with potential angel investors, business partners, venture capitalists and clients.
- You will attend weekly Entrepreneurship Guest Lectures delivered by leading business people and successful entrepreneurs.
- You will have access to the training, networking and business support offered by UCL Advances, via their Student Venture Program and UCL Hatchery Space (Centre for Entrepreneurship and Business Interaction)
- You will receive support and guidance from our new Teaching Fellow in Entrepreneurship, Itxaso del Palacio, whose specialised knowledge is venture capital backed with practical startup experience from Silicon Valley
- You will have the support of UCL Enterprise whose aim is to support the development of 500 new business opportunities in the next five years.
- You will be able to enter the UCL Bright Ideas Challenge and compete for £50,000 of funding to develop your own startup business. Former MSc Technology Entrepreneurship students have won a share of this unique funding.
- You can take part in the London Entrepreneurs' Challenge, a business plan competition with cash prizes totalling £15,000.
- You will be encouraged to take your new venture ideas to Seedcamp, a European-based early investment mentoring and investment program. Past TE students have benefitted greatly from attending Seedcamp
- You can attend Mobile Monday London events, which are organised in conjunction with UCL Advances.
- You will study close to Silicon Roundabout (soon Europe's largest indoor space for technology start-ups and entrepreneurs), the centre of London Tech City, location of the innovation "hot-house" established by UCL Enterprise and partners Cisco and DC Thomson known as ideaLondon. The latter is hosting the UCL DECIDE project, in collaboration with the BBC, Virgin Media, Alcatel-Lucent, HEFCE and Fujitsu in what is intended to be the world’s largest ‘living lab’ for digital and media projects. Tech City is also the UK home to Google Campus, Intel's Global Research Centre, General Assembly, Amazon's London Development Centre, Yammer, Microsoft, IBM and KPMG. Read about the future of Entrepreneurial Tech London
- You can have access to a new state-of-the-art academy in nearby Tottenham Court Road run by Telefónica Digital's Wayra project.
- You can take part in the nearby Digital Shoreditch festival.
Who is this Programme Designed For?
- Applicants with a minimum of a high-end second-class Honours degree (or its overseas equivalent) in a science, engineering, technology, medicine or related area. Candidates with other qualifications may be considered but only provided that they are able to clearly demonstrate entrepreneurial aspirations and capabilities in a technology intensive context. If you have a business, management or accounting background then you should apply for our MSc in Management instead.
- Graduates already in employment who wish to gain new skills whilst improving their employability with a higher degree from UCL, one of the world’s leading global educational establishments.
- Those who wish to train in business, new ventures and entrepreneurship in London, Europe’s vibrant business, creative and financial capital. London has recently been chosen as the second best city in the world in which to study by QS Top Universities website using criteria such as student mix, quality of living, employer opportunities and affordability.
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