Let’s Work Together


69 Wilson St.,
London EC2A 2BB

Conception X is a venture builder that creates early stage deep tech startups from talented students in leading universities. It’s the nexus of innovation and entrepreneurial growth comprising PhD students, innovators, mentors and investors.
Initially launched in University College London Faculty of Engineering, and now supported by Barclays Eagle Labs, Conception X is open to current students from all universities.
Why Conception X?
Zero equity

We don’t take any equity in our startups and are extremely student founder-friendly.

Exciting riskier technologies

We give students an opportunity to explore exciting riskier technologies in a university context.

Unique Ecosystem

Our network of talented mentors and advisors and access to research infrastructure complements our students’ academic excellence.

University as a Hub

Our programme runs during the PhD, which means the university is the incubator. This decreases the risk of a deep tech entrepreneurship project.

Founder excellence

We help some of the most talented students become founders of leading startups.

Strong networks

We are highly connected to the London entrepreneurial community.

From thesis
to startup.

Connections to investors

Opportunity to raise capital

Practical workshops

Mentorship programme

The success and reach of the programme since its launch in 2018.

Sectors represented
PhD teams participated
new startups created
funds raised on average

Our partners.

Our investors come from a wide variety of backgrounds, but one common theme is their track record of building successful companies. They've given us the resources to build a long-term foundation for our company and we're thrilled to have them with us on this journey.

Join us on this journey.


For students

For corporates/partners

For mentors

Let’s work together

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69 Wilson St.,
London EC2A 2BB.

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