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Student Venture Programme

Do you want to build a business? Are you a UCL student? Then UCL Advances can help.

UCL Advances is the centre for entrepreneurship. We are responsible for helping student-led businesses across UCL and our services are free.



To help you be more effective by developing new business capabilities. 



Giving you opportunities to meet businesses and researchers.



Gain real-life workplace experience and entrepreneurial skills.

Office Space

Office Space

Free office space in our Student - Business Hatchery.

Business Directory

Business Directory

Businesses and social enterprises started by UCL staff, students and recent graduates

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Business Advice

Guidance and encouragement for starting your own business.



Competitions with cash prizes for innovative business ideas.


Funding & Support

Funding & Support Opportunities.

Student News

UCL student Maxine participating in Balloon Kenya

Balloon Kenya brings a boost to African entrepreneurs

Bouncing onto a runway in Uganda – after the Kenyan airport she was supposed to land at burnt down – wasn’t the start to her six weeks working with entrepreneurs in the country that Maxine Macintosh, now a third year student at UCL, was anticipating. More...


UCL team third in Europe! - TiE International Business Plan Competition!

E-Challenge runner-up, artFix, a UCL student-led business which aims to bring art to the people via ‘High Street’ drop-in centres, has been awarded 3rd place in the European finals of the TiE International Business Plan Competition held in Leuven Belgium on 14 February. More...

Student events

Recruiting & Managing your First Employee

This workshop will help you and your company with the recruitment and management of your first employees.  More...

Starts: Apr 28, 2014 9:30:00 AM

Managing Supply Chains

Effectively managing supply chains is a critical process for any business in terms of operational efficiency and can be applied to customer satisfaction and company success -  maximising margins and delivering quality products. More...

Starts: May 19, 2014 9:30:00 AM