Innovation & Enterprise


London Venture Crawl 2019

20 March 2019, 9:00 am–8:30 pm

Image of a bus to promote the London Venture Crawl

Be part of a unique experience - board the UCL London Venture Crawl bus with 40 other enterprising students and visit extraordinary business locations where headlines are made.

Event Information

Open to

UCL students


UCL Innovation & Enterprise


103c Camley Street


Eleven of London's leading universities have joined forces to give you an opportunity to meet, interact and build connections with 300 entrepreneurial students from across London and beyond.

London buses, each with up to 40 students from each university, will follow a unique route from their university to a final meeting point.

This is fantastic opportunity to learn skills that can benefit you and your startup, enhance your knowledge of the London entrepreneurial ecosystem, and establish useful connections with businesses, entrepreneurial speakers and students from other universities.

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What to expect

The day will start at UCL BaseKX with refreshments and a talk from one of our Hatchery startup companies.

We'll then all jump on board a London bus, visiting some of the top businesses in central and east London. You'll hear inspirational talks about the stories of these businesses, view the building and facilities that encourage businesses to thrive, and receive top tips on how to take your idea to the next level.

On the journey you'll meet fellow UCL students who have an interest in entrepreneurship. You'll share ideas, hear from inspirational speakers and practise your elevation pitch. Masterclasses will be held on the bus which will help you to develop your own pitch.

The day ends at Plexal, a coworking space and innovation centre in east London. There'll be time for networking and the team with the best pitch from each bus will compete with the other universities.


The UCL bus will make five stop before arriving at Plexal. 

British Library Business & IP Centre

The British Library's Business & IP Centre supports entrepreneurs, from building on an idea to launching and developing a successful business. They provide advice and guidance on protecting your intellectual property, offer mentoring schemes and run workshops. They also run a European Regional Development Fund, called Innovating for Growth, designed to help small businesses scale-up and grow.

You’ll also hear from the Knowledge Quarter - a remarkable constellation of organisations spanning research, higher education, science, art, culture and media - all located within a one-mile radius of King’s Cross.

Balderton Capital

Balderton is Europe's leading early-stage venture capital investor. They believe that Europe is a cradle of innovation and entrepreneurial talent and have a track-record of backing breakthrough, European technology companies including Citymapper, Depop and Revolut.

Here, you’ll learn more about venture capital investors, what they look for within a company, and the support that they can offer.

Huckletree Shoreditch

Huckletree is a cool and fresh workspace accelerator bringing together a diverse, disruptive community of startups. They believe in community, creativity and curiosity and empower their members to grow their business and mind. Throughout their London, Manchester and Dublin locations, they have a fantastic team of tech, lifestyle and startup experts to help you with your entrepreneurial journey.

Enjoy a tour of the colourful co-working space and hear from the team and one of their startups, The Family.


Unruly is an innovative video marketplace that uses unique emotional intelligence data to create knockout campaigns. They have a big emphasis on trust, only advertising on brand-safe, premium sites and even have a dedicated brand safety team. 

Find out exactly how Unruly engage their audiences and the benefit they can offer to promoting new companies.

Citi Ventures 

Citi Ventures invests in innovative startups and works with colleagues, clients and the innovation ecosystem to experiment with next-generation technologies. They're on a mission to ignite change and reimagine solutions that drive economic progress for Citi's clients.

Explore Citi Ventures Canary Wharf venue and hear about the opportunities that they can offer to innovate startups.

Who it's for

This event is for current UCL students only.

Book your place

There are only 40 spaces available.

You'll need to register via Eventbrite by 5pm on Friday, 15 March 2019.

To secure your place, you'll need to make a £20 fully refundable cash deposit. This will be returned to you on the day of the London Venture Crawl.

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UCL Innovation & Enterprise reserves the right to make changes to the programme, location and/or speakers without prior notice. Such alterations are occasionally necessary due to circumstances beyond our control.