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Whether you’ve already raised funding for your startup or are just on the fringes of starting your own business, we’re here to help.

Join the Committee - DEADLINE 15/10/18

FIRST YEAR EXECUTIVE

Work with society leadership, day in day out, to help achieve UCLE’s growth objectives.

The role of a first-year executive (FYE) is one of the most coveted and high impact executive roles in the society. As an FYE, you will work directly with the President and Vice-President of UCLE.

The FYE program will also include rotation between all divisions within UCLE. You’ll get a chance to work with and speak to all the division heads (or directors, as well call them) and get a sense of the challenges they deal with.

First Year Executive:

Responsibilities

  • Assisting the leadership committee in making strategic decisions about the society’s future
  • Implementing key actions that will underpin the strategy of the society
  • Organising and managing logistics of UCLE’s flagship events
  • Facilitating collaborations with other London Enterprise societies to organise our annual London Meeting of the Minds and Startup Fair events
  • Liaising with UCL Guild First Year Representatives

Desirable Skills and Qualities

  • Passion for entrepreneurship
  • Ability to communicate effectively
  • Analytical mindset
  • Leadership potential
  • Ability to work effectively with people at all levels in the society
  • Time management skills

Moonshot Executive

Help organise UCL’s most prestigious accelerator programme for idea stage startups.

Moonshot Launchpad is a comprehensive 9-week pre-accelerator for startups in Energy, Healthcare, FinTech, or Smart Cities sectors. The programme is targeted to aspiring student entrepreneurs who want to make their business idea a reality by learning new skills and building a large network.

Last year, our participants benefited from tons of expert mentorship and a series of “Idea Surgeries” a.k.a. workshops conducted by fantastic speakers from top organisations such as UCL Innovation and Enterprise, Microsoft Accelerator, NHS, GSK and many more!

The best teams will compete for pre-seed funding, an opportunity to pitch in the UCLE VC Fund and be potentially referred to accelerators from our partners.

Moonshot Launchpad Executive – Marketing Chief:

Responsibilities

  • Advertising applications for participation, events and public events from the start-up cohort
  • Producing suitable content for our target market (both start-ups and aspiring student entrepreneurs)
  • Maintaining Moonshot Launchpad’s brand within the community through social media, physical material and word-of-mouth
  • Working with the rest of the Moonshot committee to promote our partners’ information

Desired Skills and Qualities

  • Experience and/or clear interest in marketing
  • Strong copywriting skills with articulate written English
  • Ability to execute marketing campaigns with consistency and devotion
  • Ability to work well in a team

SOCIAls EXECUTIVE

Match-up top entrepreneurs and manage large budgets by coordinating UCLE’s social calendar.

The mission of the socials division is to connect students who have a deep passion for entrepreneurship. This is achieved either via organising quirky and fun socials or semi-formal networking events.

Socials Executive:

Responsibilities

  • Finding suitable venues for our socials and networking events
  • Ensuring smooth operations of all social events
  • Liasing with other UCL and London Enterprise societies to organise collaboration events

Desired Skills and Qualities

  • High level of creativity, dedication and responsibility
  • Ability to come up with interesting and fun ideas
  • Experience and/or clear interest in event management
  • Excellent teamwork and interpersonal skills

VC Fund EXECUTIVE

Expose yourself to the world of Venture Capital through UCL’s only student run VC Fund.

The Venture Capital Fund provides equity and debt free pre-seed capital to UCL based startups. At the Fund, we have a bold vision: to grow the student startup community. We believe that we can empower the next generation of students to become entrepreneurs and create companies that move humanity forward.

To do so, we organize a student startups competition twice a year, where the founders are interviewed by our executive team to win grant funding. The best startups are invited to pitch their ideas to a panel of judges from companies such as Google, Accel Partners, Citymapper, Techstars, Balderton Capital and more.

By joining the committee, you will get exposure to the world of Venture Capital and access to our vast network of VCs and startups all around Europe.

VC Fund Outreach Executive:

Responsibilities

  • Contacting real world VC’s to invite as judges to our events
  • Participating in the interviewing, advising, and selection process for the VC Fund start ups

Desired Skills and Qualities

  • Good business acumen
  • Ability to communicate in a sophisticated, highly professional manner
  • Confident demeanor
  • Proactive attitude
  • Entrepreneurial mindset
  • Excellent teamwork and interpersonal skills
VC Fund Operations Executive:

Responsibilities
  • Ensuring smooth operation of all VC Fund events
  • Adjusting and modifying the startup selection process wherever needed
  • Participating in the interviewing, advising, and selection process for the VC Fund start ups

Desirable Skills and Qualities

  • Good business acumen
  • Detail oriented, and creative
  • Highly organized
  • Constructive, go getter attitude
  • Entrepreneurial mindset
  • Excellent teamwork and interpersonal skills

WOMEN-IN-TECH EXECUTIVE

Catalyse female participation in the tech industry by organising one of London’s top hackathons.

The mission of the Women-In-Tech division is to encourage more girls to enter the tech industry.

Our flagship event is hatch a 2-day innovation hackathon, which leverages diversity and technology to solve real world problems and create social impact.

Women-In-Tech Executive – Head of Logistics for Hatch:

Responsibilities

  • Planning, booking and coordinating all logistical requirements for the events including booking the venue and controlling site facilities.
  • Supervising all participants, mentors and volunteers during the event

Desired Skills and Qualities

  • Strong organisational skills
  • Creative mindset
  • Works well under pressure
  • Excellent teamwork and interpersonal skills
  • Prior experience in organising event would be ideal

EVENTS EXECUTIVE

Be responsible for bringing world famous entrepreneurs to UCL to share their journey.

The Events Division is the team in charge of organising some of the largest, most exciting speaker events at UCL.

Previous speakers include the co-founder of Google Deepmind, CEO and co-founder of Monzo, and the best-selling author of the book “The Second Machine Age”.

Events Executive:

Responsibilities

  • Contacting highly successful entrepreneurs
  • Ensuring smooth operation of all speaker events

Desired Skills and Qualities

  • Outgoing, Motivated and Ambitious
  • Excellent teamwork and interpersonal skills
  • Reliable and punctual
  • Readily takes initiative to attract big-name speakers to UCL

MARKETING EXECUTIVE

Learn how to create a brand, master social media and ultimately build UCLE’s campus presence.

If you’re a creative soul or a social media diva, the marketing division is for you.

The marketing division is a vital part of ensuring that UCLE’s presence, on both online and offline platforms, is well established and strong. It is also an important aspect to upholding UCLE’s brand and spreading the word of all our events and happenings.

Executives will get creative freedom to produce high quality content whilst working closely with the Marketing director.

Marketing Executive:

Responsibilities

  • Developing strategies to utilise our social media channels to expand the society’s outreach
  • Designing emails and promotional material for UCLE’s Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and LinkedIn social media pages
  • Capturing photos and videos at our events

Desirable Skills and Qualities

  • Experience and/or clear interest in marketing
  • Experience with Adobe creative pack is desirable
  • Experience with photography and video montage is an advantage
  • An eye for thinking outside the box and creativity
  • True enthusiasm for capturing the event from every angle
  • Ability to work well in a team

OUTREACH EXECUTIVE

Grow and nurture UCLE’s professional network for the societies many divisions to leverage.

Outreach division aims to increase public recognition of UCLE through making partnerships with entrepreneurial organisations and developing and maintaining valuable connections for all divisions to leverage.

Outreach Executive:

Responsibilities

  • Attending entrepreneurial events across the London
  • Initiating connections with start-ups and entrepreneurial organisations
  • Pitching UCLE to potential partners
  • Gaining deep knowledge of the operation of the whole society and different divisons

Desired Skills and Qualities

  • Extremely outgoing and self-motivated person
  • Understanding the value of network and desire to develop it
  • Excited to deliver public speeches

UCL Entrepreneurs Society is a registered society with the University College London Student’s Union. All degree backgrounds and years of study are welcome to apply for Executive positions – Note: First Year Executive positions are resevered for first years on three year courses and second years on four year courses.

Frequently asked questions

We are always in need of more help. We recruit on a bi-annual basis in the form of “Executives”, an entry level position on our committee. Applications open at the start and end of the UCL academic calendar, following our social media channels is the best way to be the first to know.

Yes! All non-UCL students are welcome to attend, in certain scenarios the venues within UCL require UCL ID on entry and are thus inaccessible. If this is this case we try our best to clearly mention this in the event description beforehand. Nevertheless, we frequently work with other entrepreneurial societies across London to host join events which are always held in easily accessible venues.

We appreciate startups, particularly student startups, don’t have the resources to promote themselves in order to find crucial talent at and early stage. We’ll do it for you, just let us know at contact@ucle.co and we’ll try our best to get your message out through our various channels.

Contact us at contact@ucle.co explaining your situation we’ll put you in touch with the right people. We’re here to help free of charge and always love to hear about other peoples entrepreneurial journey!

Committee only unfortunately, applications open at the start and end of the UCL academic calendar.

UCL Entrepreneurs Society is a registered society with the University College London Student’s Union

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  • Gower St, Bloomsbury, London WC1E 6BT, UK
  • contact@ucle.co
  • +44 7801 526336
  • +44 7871 734752

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