Our 5-week pre-accelerator sector specific programme aimed to nurture UCL’s student startup ideas into viable businesses via our ‘idea surgeries’, 1:1 mentoring and the opportunity to pitch at our finale ‘Lift Off’ events for a chance to win £1000.

How it works

1:1 Mentoring

You will be matched with a real entrepreneur who is working in the same or similar sector to your idea, providing you tailored advice, support and mentorship throughout the programme.

Moonshot get-togethers

Meet your fellow 'moonshot-ees' participating in the programme a little better through our occasional meet-ups and bounce your idea off them, maybe even team up, its up to you.

idea surgeries

Throughout the 5-week programme, you will be delivered bi-weekly workshop style sessions called 'Idea Surgeries' to refine your idea into a business plan, from the legals to financials.

lift off

The culmination of the programme, you will pitch your business plan to some of London's top entrepreneurs for a chance to win £1,000 of non-equity seed capital.

focus areas


Our Healthcare focus covers a wide range of areas: Mobile Diagnostics, Predictive Analytics, Remote Monitoring, Medical Compliance, Personalised Medicine, Disease Treatment, Regenerative Medicine, Nanobiotechnology and Improvements in Early Diagnostic Rates for Major Diseases. 


A new addition to the focus areas encompassed by the programme, Fintech is a becoming hugely impactful sector, covering: Cryptocurrencies, Blockchain Technology, Mobile Banking, Internet Banking, Smart Finance Management, Innovative Payment Solutions and Robo-Investing/Advisors.


Our Energy focus covers the development of renewable energy to reducing energy consumption: Energy Data, Modelling, Control, Smart Metering, Decentralised/Off-Grid Energy, Electric Transport, Energy Storage, Renewable Generation and Increasing Efficiency of Renewable Sources.

Smart Cities

Our Smart Cities focus aims to catalyse innovation in an ever-growing sector looking at both the micro and macro level of what the city of the future could look like, covering: Buildings, Citizen Engagement, Energy, Mobility, Operations/Infrastructure, Tourism and Urban Planning.

Our Alumni

Dexter particpiated in Moonshot and went on to setup Kalgera, now an award-winning concept for a digital personal finance manager tailored to the needs of older people.

Dexter Penn

Ivan created drugsand.me which provides accessible, objective and comprehensive guides to help reduce the short and long term harms of drugs.

Ivan Ezquerra Romano


Got an Idea?

Great news, as long as your’re a UCL student or your team is comprised of at least one UCL student, your’re on track. If your a recent graduate and now a alumni of UCL that’s not a problem either. Not got a team? No worries, as long as you’re keen and ambitious we want you onboard.

A sector not covered by us? We support Kickstart London who offer a similar sector agnostic cross-university pre-accelerator programme, co-founded by a former UCL Entrepreneurs President. We sync our cycles so they don’t clash – why not check them out?

with thanks to our sponsors & moonshot partners

Contact Us

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

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