Encompassing student enterprise programmes, startup support and investment opportunities, CityVentures is City, University of London’s entrepreneurship programme inspiring and engaging the next generation of entrepreneurs.

Supported by the Higher Education Funding Council for England, corporate supporters such as Santander Universities and individual donors, CityVentures ties together entrepreneurship activities across City and is a holistic programme that provides support to entrepreneurs and startups at every stage of their journey.

Students and alumni from across the University are inspired and encouraged to challenge the status quo, innovate and explore the option of starting their own business. CityVentures’ educational programmes, developed at Cass Business School, are designed to nurture and equip aspiring entrepreneurs with the crucial knowledge and skills that are critical to launching a business.

The Launch Lab team.

Supporting startups and growing businesses is another strand of the CityVentures programme. The City Launch Lab is the City’s incubation hub, providing free desk space and facilities, coaching and mentoring for alumni and student startups. The hub has hosted a range of businesses, from food and restaurant companies such as Eat Chay (a successful vegan food business), to Twipes, a potentially game-changing company which has invented a flushable wet wipe that breaks down in a matter of hours rather than days or weeks.

Since its inception, CityVentures has enjoyed great success with Launch Lab startups collectively turning over £10 million in investment and employing 300 people. Support from alumni, friends and partners of City has funded additional projects that have enabled CityVentures to be more accessible to individuals who might otherwise be deterred from taking up a course or starting their own business.

With the help of supporters, CityVentures aims to position itself as the leading institution in entrepreneurship, developing further research and initiatives to support and grow the entrepreneurial community, not just within City but around the globe.

For information on how to get involved and support CityVentures, please contact Mylen Namocatcat: Mylen.Namocatcat@city.ac.uk