Top tips for success with your new business venture


Start Date: 11 Apr 2019

Start Time: 6:00 PM

End Time: 9:00 PM

Duration: 3 hours

Capacity: 45

Venue: University of Law, Bloomsbury Campus 14 Store St , London, WC1E 7DE › View map

Member price: £12.00

Non-member price: £15.00

Event Capacity: Full

Jerry Allen, Director for Entrepreneurship at UCL, will share with the audience his 5 top tips on how NOT to run a startup. In his light hearted yet thought provoking talk he will dispel some popular myths about staring up in business and draw on his own experience of success and failure.

This session will be of interest to anyone considering starting a business or a consultancy now or in the future.


Jerry Allen

With 25 years in research, 7 start-ups, I am 'a bit of a 'maverick' spanning the academic and commercial worlds, having discovered the hard way some of the pitfalls to avoid with many tough lessons learned.
Stemming from our Incubation Centre BaseKX, I am privileged to lead a specialist team who can and do, help create, develop and grow value creation enterprises.
As a member of the UCL Innovation & Enterprise Senior Leadership team, I lead the extra-curricular entrepreneurship programmes across our community of 52,000 staff, students and researchers.
Previously I represented the UK Government Department for Communities and Local Government (DCLG) as a UK member for European Interreg 2 Seas (England, France, Belgium and Netherlands) and Channel (France Channel England) Programmes, having created over €6m European Projects focusing on innovation and enterprise across multiple European member states.
As a Director of Enterprise Educators UK, I lead their Global Growth strategy.
In London. I act for the London Mayor as Entrepreneur Trainer and Advisor for Entrepreneurship for all the 39 London Universities.


  • Refreshments provided

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