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If you’re looking to start or grow a business, or brush up your skills as part of your career development, our range of workshops and competitions are a great way for you to take the next step.

As a student or staff member at UCL you can: 

  • gain new skills
  • get help to develop a business idea
  • find finance for your startup
  • make connections with your community
  • get advice and mentoring from experienced entrepreneurs

Open Door to Entrepreneurship: Our weekly drop-in sessions

Find out more about our programme of events and competitions, and the support we can offer you, at one of our weekly drop-in sessions.

Enterprise boot camp: Learn what it takes to be an entrepreneur

This free three-day boot camp will introduce you to how businesses operate. You’ll learn practical business and entrepreneurial skills in a supportive environment. It's open to UCL students, staff and alumni.

Explore £5,000 programme: Test and develop your business idea

This free eight-week programme will help you develop your business idea and prove the market need for it. You could also win £5,000 to take your idea further. It’s open to UCL students, staff and alumni.

Launch £10,000 programme: Get your business off the ground

This free eight-week programme will help you clarify your business model and launch your business. You could also win £10,000 to develop your business. It’s open to UCL students, staff and alumni.

First Mondays: Networking for entrepreneurs

Everyone is welcome at our monthly networking evenings. Be inspired by successful entrepreneurs and form lasting connections with peers that could help you start or grow your business.

Entrepreneurship essentials for PhD students and early career researchers

This free programme for UCL PhD students and early career researchers will help you explore new ways of using your research to develop a career outside of traditional academic pathways.

Global citizenship programme - social startup

On this intensive two-week programme you'll work in interdisciplinary teams to gain experience of building a social startup and taking on global challenges. It's open to undergraduate and postgraduate (taught) students.