Innovation & Enterprise


Enterprise boot camp: Introduction to entrepreneurial skills

This free, two-day online boot camp will introduce you to how businesses operate. You’ll learn practical business and entrepreneurial skills in a supportive environment.


This two-day boot camp will introduce you to the fundamentals of the modern business world. It'll challenge you to critically assess business today and understand what risks and opportunities businesses face.

Working in interdisciplinary teams, you’ll be tasked with designing a fictional new product or service for a real-world brand, be it a large multinational corporation or fast-growing UK startup. You'll conduct market research and present this potential new market opportunity at the end of the course.

What to expect

This term the programme will be run entirely online using Microsoft Teams.

You'll learn about:

  • How business works
  • The problems business looks to address, such as Brexit
  • The modern business environment
  • How businesses identify and act on opportunities
  • The most common tools of analysis
  • Industry standard tools and techniques for market research and marketing

Who it's for

This boot camp is open to UCL students, staff and alumni of all disciplines and fields of expertise.

If you’re about to join the workforce and want to explore basic business concepts, or you simply want to learn more about some of the hard and soft skills needed to progress in your career, this is the boot camp for you. No knowledge of business or finance is needed.

If you’re ready to start your own business, you might prefer to signup to one our other programmes:

Technical requirements

You’ll need to have Microsoft Teams installed on a computer with a good internet connection. If you don’t have it, you can download Teams for free from the Microsoft website.

If you have a UCL email address you should use this to login to Teams. If you can’t use a UCL account, you’ll need to create a free personal Microsoft account to use Teams.

Web and phone versions of Teams are not suitable as they have limited features.

You'll also need a microphone (and preferably a webcam), so you can take part in group activities and discussions. 

Dates and times

This programme runs once a term over two consecutive days. You'll need to attend from 9am to 4pm each day.

Book your place

Bookings for this term are now closed.

About the tutor

Stuart Hartley is the managing director of Incrementa Consulting Limited. He's been supporting students and graduates with enterprise and business startups for the past 15 years. Along the way, he's helped over 2,500 students and graduates to start businesses.

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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.