Innovation & Enterprise


Entrepreneurship impacts and achievements

UCL's thriving entrepreneurial community creates startups that attract millions of pounds of investment, create jobs and spearhead innovation that boosts the UK economy.

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

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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.

Case studies


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.

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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.

Read more about Afrocenchix >

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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.

Get involved

You can support our entrepreneurial community by: