Innovation & Enterprise


Introduction to entrepreneurship: Is it for me?

Explore what it means to be an entrepreneur and if this is the career path for you with this free one-day course. You don't need any business experience or a startup idea to attend.

This free one-day course will help you consider if you want to become an entrepreneur or work for a startup.

You’ll learn about the language used in entrepreneurship, what’s involved in starting a business or social enterprise, and how others have gone about this.

You’ll also develop valuable professional skills which you can apply in whatever career you choose.

This course is part of our ‘Inspire’ series of courses.

Who it’s for

This course is for UCL students, staff and recent graduates (within 3 years of graduating) who are new to entrepreneurship and want to explore what’s involved in being an entrepreneur.

You don't need any prior business experience or already have a business idea to attend.

You’re advised to attend 'Introduction to creative thinking and ideation' before attending this course, but it’s not essential.

What you’ll learn

This course will help you understand:

  • the basic terminology of entrepreneurship
  • the processes associated with entrepreneurship
  • how to use various frameworks and models for starting a business 
  • how to take a customer-led approach to entrepreneurship
  • if entrepreneurship is a possible career route for you

You’ll also develop skills to help you:

  • take calculated risks and pivot ideas if they don’t work
  • work effectively within a team
  • analyse and evaluate data in a team setting
  • think critically and solve problems creatively within the context of an entrepreneurship challenge
  • apply various simulated entrepreneurship models

What to expect

This is an interactive, activity-based course held at BaseKX, UCL’s entrepreneurship hub in King’s Cross.

You’ll take part in workshop sessions and group discussions, and explore case studies.

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.

Dates and times

Booking has closed for this course. New dates will be published here when confirmed. 


UCL BaseKX, 103c Camley Street, London N1C 4PF.

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