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Entrepreneurship support for alumni

Get your fledgling business idea off the ground with workshops, expert advice, practical support and networking opportunities. As UCL alumni, you can access our entrepreneurship support for 3 years after completing your studies.

BaseKX is UCL’s hub for early-stage startups and entrepreneurs in the heart of King’s Cross. It’s a place to connect with like-minded peers and access the support a young company needs. That includes coworking space, a busy schedule of events and a team of successful entrepreneurial advisors.

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Take a course or workshop

Explore entrepreneurship and develop transferable skills you can use whatever your career plan by attending our free Inspire series of courses.

Learn about the practical steps involved in setting up a business or social enterprise with our free Build your own business series of courses.

Network

Make useful business connections, learn from experienced entrepreneurs and get support from peers at our regular networking events.

Meet with an entrepreneurship advisor

Our advisors are entrepreneurs in their own right. They can advise you on the issues you’re facing, challenge you to grow, and connect you to the people, resources and opportunities that’ll keep you moving in the right direction. Request a meeting.

Apply for a Start-up or Innovator visa

If you meet the eligibility criteria, you can apply for endorsement from UCL for a Start-up visa or Innovator visa.

These visas allow you to extend your stay in the UK to set up and grow a business.

Chill out space at UCL BaseKX
Apply to join the Hatchery incubator

If you have a promising venture and need some support to help your business take off, you could apply to the Hatchery incubator programme.

As part of the Hatchery you'll get 24 months of tailored support and dedicated office space for free.