Innovation & Enterprise


Women in Enterprise Network event: Ask a VC about getting a company off the ground

28 July 2022, 4:00 pm–5:00 pm

People writing at a workshop at UCL BaseKX

Join this free online event to learn from a venture capitalist (VC) how to get your company off the ground.

Event Information

Open to



UCL Innovation & Enterprise


At this free online event you'll have an opportunity to hear investment Manager Leigh Brody talk about:

  • starting a company
  • raising funds
  • what not to do as a first time founder

You'll also have a chance to ask questions.

This event is being run by the Women in Enterprise Network. The network aims to bring business women together, to create a community to connect with, share business ideas and explore best practice.

Who it’s for

This event is for anyone interested in setting up their own business, social enterprise or voluntary community-centred organisation.

You could be a UCL student, alumni or staff member, or someone who lives or works in London. You don't need to be a member of the Women in Enterprise Network to attend.

About the speaker

Leigh Brody is an investment Manager of the UCL Technology Fund at Albion VC, a company that helps build the future of enterprise and healthcare.

Having started as a bench scientist at the Broad Institute, she went on to do a PhD in Biomedical Sciences. This led her into industry after a technology she developed was the basis for a spin-out company.

She later went on to build a CRISPR gene editing company, where she eventually became the Chief Scientific Officer. She was involved at the early strategy level, through commercial development and later into the company’s acquisition. Prior to joining the UCL Technology Fund, she was Executive Director of Platform Strategy at Quell Therapeutics.

Date and times

This event will take place on Thursday, 28 July 2022, from 4pm to 5pm.

You'll receive the zoom link by noon on the day of the event.

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