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York St John London Campus

Venture Creation Lab (VCL)

Our Venture Creation Lab programme is an option for professional experience for our aspiring entrepreneur students.

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Read the information on this page or download our brochure for more about the Venture Creation Lab (VCL).

Venture Creation Lab (VCL) Brochure (PDF, 7.3 MB)

The Venture Creation Lab (VCL) is a start-up and leadership accelerator programme. It is run by entrepreneurs and industry professionals.

Who it is for

The VCL programme is for students based at York St John London Campus.

What you will do

The VCL programme will give you the skills you need to advance your career or start your own company.

You will take part in online and classroom sessions. These sessions will help you identify current business issues and create innovative solutions.

Your sessions will include:

  • Online discussions
  • Case studies
  • Interactive workshops
  • Tutorials
  • An in-depth review of the London start-up ecosystem

You will also develop your leadership skills in areas such as:

  • Effective communication
  • Influencing
  • Negotiation
  • Change management
  • Accountability
  • Coaching

How to apply

  1. Attend an information session. These are held throughout the year.
  2. Submit your VCL application to Tania Jain at t.jain@yorksj.ac.uk.
  3. Start your VCL journey!

The programme has limited spaces so make sure you get your application in early.

Start-up visa endorsement

We are an endorsing body for students interested in the Start-up visa scheme.

Through the Venture Creation Lab programme, you will meet the requirements for endorsement with a credible business. The London LaunchPad office will carry out the assessments and provide support for you during this process.

When you have your Start-up visa, you can use our Incubation Centre. The Centre includes free workspace, workshops and mentoring to help you scale up your business.

Meet our team

Tania Jain

Tania Jain

Senior Venture Creation Lab Tutor

Richard Cristina

Richard Cristina

Venture Creation Lab Tutor and Founder

Lola Owolabi

Lola Owolabi

Venture Creation Lab Tutor and Founder

Julius Ibrahim

Julius Ibrahim

Venture Creation Lab Tutor and Entrepreneur

Morton Patterson

Morton Patterson

Venture Creation Lab Tutor and Founder

Jenny Franis

Jenny Franis

Venture Creation Lab Tutor

Anjali Raj Westwood

Anjali Raj Westwood

Lecturer

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