Innovation & Enterprise


Start and grow a business

Get your fledgling business idea off the ground with expert advice, practical support and networking opportunities.

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.

Types of support we can offer you

There are different ways to kick-start your venture. 

You can:

Or find out about other ways to develop your entrepreneurial skills.

Why use a business 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 will keep you moving in the right direction.

How to request a meeting

All meetings take place on Wednesday afternoons and last 30 minutes.

Meetings are currently being held online due to the coronavirus outbreak. 

To request a meeting with a business advisor, fill in the form on our online portal. (You'll need your UCL login.) 

After you’ve submitted the form, a business advisor will get in touch to arrange a meeting.

Meet our alumni

Many entrepreneurs have gone all the way from our training through our incubator and taken their startups into the world. Here are some of the biggest business successes.

bio-bean is an award-winning clean tech company, making biofuels and chemicals from used coffee grounds on an industrial scale.

Stasher is the world's first luggage storage network, connecting travellers to hotels and stores that can keep their luggage safe while they explore the city.

Livia’s Kitchen specialises in creating sweet treats with nutritional twists, using recipes that are free-from gluten, wheat, eggs and dairy.

Double Dutch have developed mixers with flavours that pair perfectly with different spirits, winning numerous awards along the way.

Case studies

Stasher founders Jacob Wedderburn-Day and Anthony Collias
Stasher: UCL startup provides a much-needed safe place to leave your luggage

Stasher provides a flexible, affordable service for tourists and travellers to store their bags securely in locations across a number of UK and European cities.

A child brushing their teeth in a bathroom looking at the Playbrush app on a tablet computer
Playbrush: UCL graduates revolutionise toothbrushing for children

Encouraging children to brush their teeth properly is a problem many parents face, but graduates from UCL’s Technology Entrepreneurship MSc have created a solution that blends technology and gaming.

Sisi Lin, founder of Sishu, with her students
Sishu: UCL graduate uses psychoanalysis to transform Chinese language learning

After becoming the most popular teacher in a Chinese school Sisi Lin transformed her unique teaching methodology into a one-of-a-kind business.