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Welcome to the Entrepreneurship Institute

Who we are

The Entrepreneurship Institute exists to support entrepreneurial thinking, skills and experiences amongst King’s students, staff and alumni. No matter what career you have ahead of you, skills to innovate and to be entrepreneurial will be valuable. We support people to have careers as entrepreneurs and start up innovative new businesses and social enterprises, but also to be innovative in their chosen career. We create agile corporate employees, entrepreneurial public sector staff and innovative medics.

Our vision

Entrepreneurship is vital if we want to positively contribute to global challenges and create a better society. Our vision is that by 2029 everyone at King’s will have had the opportunity to make entrepreneurship part of their DNA.


Get involved in our activities

Our support is delivered through three main programme strands: engage, learn and accelerate. We are a student-led institute, and these programmes are driven by the needs expressed by students, societies and the King's community.

Benefits to you:

Gain new skills and boost your career

Increase your understanding of entrepreneurship, build your confidence, leadership and resilience, and gain essential new skills to set yourself apart from your peers.

Come to our workshops
We run workshops on pitching and presentation skills, business planning, idea generation, creative thinking and more.

Complete the King’s Enterprise Award
The Award will contribute to your Higher Education Achievement Report (HEAR).

Enrol on online KEATS course 0ZLS1102
Guides, start-up kits, downloads and videos, in partnership with Enterprise Nation.

Join our Student Advisory Board
Student society presidents, vice presidents and nominated committee members can join our Student Advisory Board. Help shape our programmes. Great for your CV.


Win prizes and apply for funding

Enter Idea Factory
Idea Factory is King's flagship idea generation competition. Aimed at discovering the biggest and best ideas from across the university, you could win support and funding to help turn your idea into reality.

Apply for grant funding through the Entrepreneurship Support Fund
Student societies can apply for up to £2,000 grant funding to run initiatives that introduce students to entrepreneurship, have entrepreneurial experiences, or develop transferable skills that enhance their careers.


Explore your enterprising personality, get connected and inspired

Feed your curiosity, meet inspirational people, and be inspired to be more innovative.

Hop on board the Venture Bus
We hire a routemaster bus to take you on a unique ‘Venture Crawl’ around London, stopping off at innovation hubs including Facebook, Accenture’s Innovation Centre and Geovation, and meet entrepreneurial people at different stages.

Read START! magazine
START! is packed with inspirational interviews, top tips and activities. Pick up a copy or read online.

Come to our inspirational events
We hold popular events with leading figures such as Heston Blumenthal OBE, Joe Wicks and Jo Malone MBE.

Join a student society
Many societies at King’s have an entrepreneurial focus or run entrepreneurial activities. For example Enactus KCL, KCL Tech Society, KCL Robotics, Innovation Forum and KCLBC.


Build your enterprise

Apply for the King’s20 accelerator
A unique 12-month programme to help turn your idea into reality. £30,000 worth of support including mentoring, office space and investment opportunities to help you build your venture.

Apply to be endorsed for the Tier 1 (Graduate Entrepreneur) visa
The Tier 1 (Graduate Entrepreneur) visa is an immigration category to allow graduates with world-class innovative ideas or entrepreneurial skills to extend their stay in the UK after graduation. The Entrepreneurship Institute can endorse up to 20 visas per year, including those renewing from the year before.

 

For further information please contact us.

 

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