Entrepreneurship impacts and achievements
Between 2014 and 2022, over 400 new graduate businesses were started. Collectively they raised raised over £300 million in investment and currently employ over 1,700 people.
Our entrepreneurs' achievements
UCL student wins London Mayor’s Entrepreneur Competition
Tech startup upLYFT, co-founded by UCL and Imperial College London students, won the Health award in this year’s competition.
Women entrepreneurs receive Innovate UK awards
Seven female trailblazers supported by UCL have won national awards for their ideas tackling some of the UK’s biggest challenges.
Alumni recognised by Forbes
Eight UCL alumni have earned a place in Forbes’ annual "30 Under 30" list of leading entrepreneurs and creatives in Europe.
Entrepreneurs win Young Innovators Awards
Three entrepreneurs based at UCL have won national awards in recognition of their work tackling pressing environmental, economic and societal challenges.
Startups selected for Techstars Accelerator
Charter was the first British space company join Techstars’ Space Accelerator. BoxxDocks joined Techstars' London programme.
Social enterprise startup ZNotes, founded by alumnus Zubair Junjunia (UCL Mathematics), has helped nearly 4 million students with free revision notes and other online content.
Afrocenchix formulate, manufacture and sell safe, effective products for Afro and curly hair. The company, founded alumna Rachael Twumasi-Corsonby (UCL Anthropology), is now valued at over £12 million.
What we do
We help our students, staff and alumni develop the skills and mindset to think and act like an entrepreneur.
We run workshops, events and courses overseen by experienced entrepreneurs, as well as an incubator programme to help new startups succeed.
Read about the startups in our Hatchery incubator programme.
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