Innovation & Enterprise



Find contact information for staff involved with entrepreneurship.

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Jerry Allen
Jerry Allen

Director for Entrepreneurship

Email: jerry.allen@ucl.ac.uk

Jerry joined UCL in 2017 to grow UCL's entrepreneurial programme, developing future entrepreneurs and business leaders as part of the UCL Innovation & Enterprise Strategic Plan 2016-21.

He’s keen to nurture the vast entrepreneurial talent that exists among students, researchers, staff and the alumni network and to showcase UCL as a global leader in entrepreneurship.

Business acceleration

Bao Tieu
Bao Tieu 

Acceleration Manager for Entrepreneurship

Email: bao.tieu@ucl.ac.uk

Bao manages the UCL Hatchery incubator hub at BaseKX, which helps UCL-created early stage business ventures develop and grow.

He studied entrepreneurship at UCL and London Business School and has been a teaching assistant in entrepreneurship at UCL School of Management. He's founded (and failed with) his own startup, and worked for a multi-million venture capital-backed startup in Berlin. He's won, and helped students win, startup competitions and awards. He’s also been a startup coach, mentor and advisor for programs such as ChinaUK Challenge, Bloom.space Accelerator, UCL Global Citizen Challenge and MBJ International Launchpad competition.

He believes UCL has an amazing talent pool to create the next generation of innovate leaders and business founders that could change the world.

Peter Haycocks

Business Acceleration Advisor

Tel: 020 3549 5044 (internal: 65044)
Email: p.haycocks@ucl.ac.uk

Peter provides business advice and coaching to UCL entrepreneurs located in the Base KX incubator.

Peter is an experienced business coach and facilitator. His background is in measurement technology and he has experience of working with a wide range of businesses across all sectors.

Jivko Hristov
Jivko Hristov

Business Acceleration Advisor

Tel: 020 3108 6698 (internal: 56698)
Email: j.hristov@ucl.ac.uk

Jivko provides one-to-one business advice to students, staff and alumni. He supports UCL entrepreneurs to start their business ventures and grow them successfully.

Jivko has a proven track record of sound business acumen and extensive knowledge of the business cycle. He's down to earth and enthusiastic when supporting people who are on their enterprise journey.

Doug Stidolph
Doug Stidolph

Business Acceleration Advisor

Email: d.stidolph@ucl.ac.uk 

Yuliana Topazly
Dr Yuliana Topazly

Business Acceleration Advisor

Email: y.topazly@ucl.ac.uk 

Yuliana helps UCL student, graduate and staff-led businesses to develop and grow.

Based at UCL BaseKX, she offers one-to-one advice and peer-to-peer group action learning sessions, acting as a mentor, business advisor and critical friend. She supports more than 250 businesses each year. 

Yuliana's specific expertise is in:

  • social entrepreneurship 
  • women and migrant entrepreneurship 
  • business strategy development 
  • startup finance 

An award-winning entrepreneur, she was named as one of the Top 100 Business Mentors in the UK in 2016 by the Sunday Times and Centre for Entrepreneurs.


Janette Junghaus
Janette Junghaus

Senior Programme Officer for Entrepreneurship

Tel: 020 3108 7555 (internal: 57555)
Email: j.junghaus@ucl.ac.uk

Janette builds relationships across UCL to develop a dynamic entrepreneurship skills programme for the university’s PhD and early career researcher communities.

Her professional background is rooted in fast-paced environments in the private sector. She's worked in PR, professional network management, international architecture and design practices, and private equity. After completing a part-time MSc in Neuroscience, Language & Communication at UCL in parallel to her career, she spent two years being part of a multi-disciplinary dementia research and public engagement project.

Janette is interested in realising bold ideas by working with ambitious, forward-thinking mindsets from diverse backgrounds.