Innovation & Enterprise


Celebrate Global Entrepreneurship Week 2018 at UCL

25 October 2018

Join UCL in celebrating Global Entrepreneurship Week 2018 at our series of exciting events. Come and hear from inspirational entrepreneurs from UCL and beyond, and network with like-minded peers.

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Global Entrepreneurship Week (12 to 18 November 2018) is a celebration of the innovators and job creators who launch startups that bring ideas to life, drive economic growth and expand human welfare. 

This year, UCL is celebrating by hosting a range of exciting and inspiring events. At these free events you’ll be able to hear from inspirational entrepreneurs as they share their entrepreneurial journeys so far, see and talk to UCL’s entrepreneurial talent, build on your own business ideas, and network with like-minded peers.

Programme for 2018

Celebration launch event

Monday, 12 November, 6 to 8.30pm
At our launch event you'll hear from a panel of guest entrepreneurs, including Charly Lester, co-founder of the over 50’s dating app Lumen, and UCL alumnus Jacob Wedderburn-Day, CEO and co-founder of travel tech startup, Stasher. It’ll also be a fantastic opportunity for networking. Register for our launch event.

UCL entrepreneurship showcase

Wednesday, 14 November, 5:30 to 8.30pm
Come to our showcase event and meet some of UCL’s innovative entrepreneurs and startups. You’ll also be able to discuss the potential of your own business idea with our Business Advisors. Register for our showcase event.

Women in enterprise

Thursday, 15 November, 6 to 8.30pm
Join us in celebrating the achievements of female entrepreneurs. At this event a panel female entrepreneurs, including Alysia Silberg, General Partner at Street Global Venture Capital and UN Women Global Champion, will share their stories and experiences. Register for our Women in enterprise event.

The Mayor’s Entrepreneur Competition: Ideation boot camp

Saturday 17 November, 10am to 9pm
This workshop is for UCL students and recent graduates who are interested in entering the Mayor’s Entrepreneur Competition. You'll find out more about the competition, form a team (if you don't already have one), and develop your business idea ready to enter the competition. Register for the boot camp.

About Global Entrepreneurship Week 2018

Global Entrepreneurship Week is a global initiative that celebrates innovators around the globe and acknowledges their invaluable contribution in driving economic growth, creating jobs and positively impacting peoples’ lives.

During one week each November, thousands of events and competitions in 170 countries inspire millions to engage in entrepreneurial activity while connecting them to potential collaborators, mentors and even investors. Powered by the Kauffman Foundation, the initiative is supported by dozens of world leaders and a network of more than 15,000 partner organisations. Find out more about the initiative on the Global Entrepreneurship Week website.

About entrepreneurship at UCL

Whether you want to enhance your employability, create your own business or solve global problems, UCL Innovation & Enterprise can help you.

Our free extracurricular entrepreneurship programme is open to UCL students, staff and alumni and will give you the skills, insight and experience to help you stand out from your peers and make a difference in the world. If you want to start your own business, we can help with that too. Find out more about our programme of events and competitions, and the support we can offer you in starting a business.