Financial, physical and specialist support to start a business

Our programmes offer a range of support in the form of awards, bursaries, expert and specialist knowledge – and much more.

Financial, physical and specialist support to start a business

Our programmes

  • App Lab The latest apps curated for you to enjoy both the silly and studious sides of university life.

  • Bright Ideas Awards The Bright Ideas Awards help fledgling UCL student companies get the key funding that they need to grow.

  • Business Advice UCL Advances’ business advisors can give expert, practical and confidential advice to students and alumni, whatever their business status.

  • China UK Challenge A Challenge that encourages joint business ventures between China and the UK, giving entrepreneurs unique cross-country opportunities.

  • CleanTech Challenge The CleanTech challenge is a global competition for innovative clean technology business ideas.

  • Digital Business Labs for Business Helping you validate your business, with services to accelerate the journey from idea to market launch.

  • Digital Business Labs for UCL Staff and Students Connecting UCL to London’s thriving startup scene and supporting the university’s digital developments.

  • Entrepreneurship Guest Lectures A diverse programme of guest lectures from leading entrepreneurs and investors.

  • Hatchery The UCL Advances Hatchery is a free office space in Central London available for student start-ups.

  • Hubbub Hubbub is a crowdfunding platform for students and alumni to make their projects and businesses happen.

  • IDEALondon A groundbreaking innovation incubator from UCL Advances, Cisco and DC Thomson, supporting the growth of Tech City’s most exciting ...

  • Launch Box A pioneering shop that launches student creativity into the marketplace.

  • London Entrepreneurs' Challenge The London Entrepreneurs’ Challenge is a workshop programme and business plan competition that helps young entrepreneurs develop their businesses. 

  • Microsoft BizSpark Access a huge range of free support and software development tools from the Microsoft BizSpark community 

  • Mobile Academy Find out everything you need to build a business for mobile in this intensive and hands-on ten-week masterclass.

  • Student Consultants for Business Short-term consultancy projects delivered for SMEs by some of London’s brightest students.

  • Summer Programme 2015 A comprehensive series of programmes that will give you the chance to develop entrepreneurial expertise, gain work experience and learn ...

  • Tier 1 Graduate Entrepreneur Visa Initiative UCL is a sponsor for the Tier 1 (Graduate Entrepreneur) Visa initiative and has a total of 20 sponsored visas ...

  • UCL Angels Connecting London’s best student-led start-ups with investors and seed capital. 

  • UCREATE Design, make and sell your innovative products in a weekend of entrepreneurial brainstorming for creatives and entrepreneurs.