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Start a business

UCL Innovation & Enterprise provide essential support to current students, graduates, professional services and research staff looking to found or join innovative companies around the world.

As a student or staff member at UCL you can: 

  • get advice and mentoring from experienced entrepreneurs 
  • access free office space and facilities 
  • make connections with your community 
  • get sponsorship for a visa to start or run a business in the UK  

Business advice 

Get expert, practical and confidential business advice from a UCL Business Acceleration Advisor, whether or not you already have a business.

Startup space

Discover the Hatchery - UCL's business incubator and coworking office space for startups and new enterprises. It’s located right in the middle of London’s new tech hub at King's Cross.

Startup funding

Secure funding and get support to start or develop your own new enterprise.

Get skills and training

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.

International students 

If you’re a recent graduate of UCL and you meet the eligibility criteria we may be able to sponsor you for a Tier 1 (Graduate Entrepreneur) visa. 

Entrepreneurship societies

Interested in connecting with other like-minded entrepreneurs across UCL? There's a wide range of societies you can join with a focus or interest in entrepreneurship.