Innovation & Enterprise


Startup space

The Hatchery is UCL's business incubator for startups and new enterprises. It's located right in the middle of London’s new tech hub at King's Cross.

If you’re a student or recent graduate looking to start or grow a business, we can help.

What we offer

You can get:

  • your own free space in the business incubator at UCL BaseKX (King's Cross)
  • business support and mentoring from business advisors
  • access to our programmes and events
  • free places on training courses, startup competitions and boot camps
  • access to office facilities including meeting rooms, WiFi, printers, and secure lockers
  • help to promote your business, through digital marketing and events
  • coffee ‘meetups’ with other businesses on site


103c Camley Street

Who can apply

If you’re a UCL student or recent graduate (graduated in the past 12 months) working on a business startup, you can apply.

How to apply

To apply, you’ll need to fill out an entrepreneurship advice form (docx) that demonstrates:

  • your product or service is realistic
  • you’ve identified a gap in the market, and your target market is clearly defined
  • you’re satisfying a clear consumer need
  • you have a thorough understanding of the practicalities involved
  • you have a personal commitment to seeing your idea through

Send your completed business idea form to entrepreneurship@ucl.ac.uk


“Being a Hatchery member has massively helped us to move our business forward. The office space is useful for working, hosting events and client meetings. More importantly, the entrepreneurial ecosystem allows us to benefit from talking to other startups and helping each other to improve. The training courses are hugely useful too.”  
Rachael Corson, co-founder, Afrocenchix

“We’re very grateful to UCL for offering us the space to grow and develop our business. By bringing together a collection of great startups, UCL have given us some valuable connections and friends that we will stay in contact with as we take our next steps as a business.”
Jacob Wedderburn-Day (MSc Economics), Director, Stasher