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It’s California Dreaming for the President of UCL Enterprise Society

Ahmad Bakhiet knew he was in Silicon Valley when the driver of the cab he was taking to his hotel asked: “What start-up are you working on now?” Ahmad says: “That would never happen in London.” More...

UCL toasts the best and brightest of its student/business collaborations

It started as an idea picked up at a conference in the US. Two years later, around 400 students and academics from UCL and London Business School are or have been involved in a variety of projects for more than 100 SMEs across 30 different industries under the auspices of UCL Advances’ HELO (Higher Education London Outreach) programme. To date over 150 businesses have signed up to the HELO programme. More...

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...

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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Mentoring gathers momentum at new-style UCL event

Taking its cue from the success of speed-dating and even speed-house hunting events that are frequently held across the capital, UCL Advances hosted its first-ever speed-mentoring and networking event on 14 July.
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