9:00 - 10:00am

Welcome and Keynote

A welcome from the team, instructions on how to navigate around the website and the map to get the most out of your experience.


We also have a keynote from the Founder of The Good Business Club, a network for entrepreneurs who place purpose beyond profit and prioritise collaboration, empathy and partnerships to grow their ventures.

1:00 - 2:00pm

Lunchtime Networking

An opportunity to come and meet your fellow Venture Crawlers from all participating universities. 

This is a great opportunity to expand your professional network, meet like minded students from across the city (and world!) and who knows, maybe even meet your future Co - Founder! 

6:00 - 8:00 pm

The Big Pitch Off!

Each participating London university has put forward a Pitch Champion who will be delivering a 90 second pitch of their business idea. 

Come and cheer on your champion and see who will be announced the Venture Crawl Pitch Champion 2021!

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London South Bank University

10:00 - 11:00am

Built on Rock: how to make sure your start-up has a strong legal foundation

An overview of the key things to be aware of from a legal perspective as you embark on your entrepreneurial journey. Delivered by Michael Buckworth, Managing Partner @ Buckworths law firm.

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Loughborough University London

10:30 - 11:00am 

Here East; Building a Thriving Entrepreneurial Eco System

Here East (the home of Loughborough University London) is a £1bn regeneration project which brings together diverse mix of businesses, educators and start-ups. Join us for a real live crawl session as our #VentureCrawl keynote Here East CEO Gavin Poole provides insight and a tour around this incredible space.


Loughborough University London

11:00am - 12:00pm 

Plexal Tour and Barclays Eagle Labs

Plexal is Europe’s largest Innovation Space. It is creating a diverse ecosystem to tackle some of the biggest challenges facing society – starting with cybersecurity, mobility and inclusion. Join us for a tour with Joe Krcma Barclays Eagle Lab Engineer who will show us the technical capabilities of the space and introduce us to some of those in the Eagle Lab community.


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11:00 - 11:30am

Startup Journeys from UCL BaseKX's Hatchery Incubator

Jivko Hristov showcases startups from UCL BaseKX's Hatchery incubator.


The current active 258 Hatchery companies have created 1595 jobs and have an annual revenue of £47k


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Birkbeck University

12:00 - 12:45pm

Pitching Skills: Top Tips to Nail your Pitch

This workshop will take you through a series of valuable tips to help you to develop and deliver your pitch with impact. Join this session to get top tips on what works to pitch with confidence and impact at every opportunity, plus get your questions answered on all things pitching! *To access this session, please sue Google Chrome browser


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Loughborough University London

12:00 - 1:00pm

Plexal Community Panel Session

Plexal is Europe’s largest Innovation Space. It is creating a diverse ecosystem to tackle some of the biggest challenges facing society – starting with cybersecurity, mobility and inclusion. Join us as we meet some of the start ups from the Plexal community to hear about their journeys so far:

Mete Coban, CEO of My Life My Say

Nana Badu, Founder of Badu Sports

Marion Marincat, Founder and CEO of Mumbli James Kong, Director of ALP Technologies


Loughborough University London

2:00 - 3:00pm

The Trampery on the Gantry

The Trampery on the Gantry is a joyous experiment in utilising open space to provide low-cost studios for local creative businesses. In collaboration with Here East and architects Hawkins\Brown, the massive steel structure has been repurposed to create 21 freestanding studios with 10,000 square feet of space. It is home to a creative community of architects, musicians, breweries and a lot more. Join us to (virtually) clamber the stairs of The Trampery’s with the Gantry’s House Manager and members of the Trampery community.

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UAL: London College of Fashion

2:00 - 3:30pm

Branding and Value Creation Workshop

We know how tough it is when you are working on a low budget and trying to communicate your brand to an external audience. This webinar will help you discover branding techniques can allow you to communicate and tell a story in a meaningful way with your audience. It is targeted at all stages of your entrepreneurial journey, whether you are starting, growing or scaling your business.

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London South Bank University

2:00 - 3:00pm

Turning Great Ideas into Great Products Using Research

Based on his recent podcast with the New York Times Best selling author Diana Kander, author of All in Startup, this is an insightful workshop. Helping participants understand the value of conducting customer research to validate their ideas, to launch great products and services.



3:00 - 4:00 pm 

Startup Journeys from UCL Launch Programme

The Launch Programme is the third part of a 16 week programme at UCL called Build your own Business.


During this session, trainer Yuliana Topazly interviews participants from the programme on their progress post programme.

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Loughborough University London

3:00 - 4:00pm

Hackney Bridge - Good Growth

Hackney Bridge is a brand new, canalside public destination close to Hackney Wick featuring workspace, public facilities, events, markets, restaurants and bars. Giving local enterprises the space, they need to thrive together. The space includes workspace and studios for artists, makers and small businesses; as well as space for food businesses, retailers, markets, events, community gardens and more. Join us for a crawl around this new space with Hackney Bridge’s Partnerships Manager Mason Vincent.


Venture Crawl

3:00 - 4:00pm

Explore our Interactive Map

Head over to our interactive map containing over 80 entrepreneurial resources. 

To make things easy we have created 6 themes: 

  • The start-Up Journey 

  • Entrepreneurial Skills 

  • Social Enterprise and Impact

  • Acceleration and Investment 

  • Sustainability 

  • Digital and Technology

Happy Exploring! 

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