Innovation & Enterprise


UCL staff, students and alumni named in Forbes 30 under 30 Europe list

16 May 2022

Fourteen individuals from UCL’s community have been named in Forbes’ annual ‘30 under 30’ list of leading entrepreneurs and creatives in Europe.

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The 14 individuals from UCL feature in eight of the 10 categories, which span art and culture to science and technology.

Many received support from UCL Innovation & Enterprise to develop their ideas, ventures and startups.

Alumna Arya Taware (BSc Urban Planning Design & Management 2015) made the Finance list as CEO of the Futurebricks. The platform provides funding for small and medium-sized homebuilders in the UK.

Alumna Margot de Broglie (BSc Economics 2019) and her sister Alexia made the Finance list for their financial education app Your Juno. The app helps empower women and non-binary people to improve their financial literacy through tailored courses, content and community discussion They’re currently in residence at The Hatchery incubator space in BaseKX, UCL’s entrepreneurship hub in King’s Cross. 

Alumnus Raza Habib (MSc Machine Learning & Computational Statistics 2016) and current PhD candidate was named in the Technology category. He’s the co-founder of Humanloop. The business was spun-out with assistance from UCL Business (UCLB), the commercialisation arm of UCL and a part of UCL Innovation & Enterprise. The company benefited from UCLB’s Portico Ventures scheme which offers a rapid process for the licensing of non-patented UCL intellectual property into founder-driven spinouts.

Between 2014 and 2021, 331 new graduate businesses were started at UCL. Collectively they’ve raised over £226 million in investment and created over 6,600 jobs. 

Read the full list on the UCL News website.


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