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?
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.
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.
We help some of the most talented students become founders of leading startups.
We are highly connected to the London entrepreneurial community.