Imperial Enterprise Lab is Imperial College London‘s internal incubator with a mission to maximize the impact of Imperial’s dynamic enterprising culture to translate students and researchers’ ideas from science and technology into practice.
Located in South Kensington at the heart of the university’s world-class innovation and entrepreneurship eco-system, the Lab helps find the people, time, space and resources that students and researchers need to take the next step in the journey towards making a technical vision into profitable venture.
Ranked 8th in the world in the QS World University Rankings® 2018, Imperial College London is a one-of-a-kind institution in the UK, focusing solely on science, engineering, medicine and business.
I coach undergrads, post-grads, PhD and MBA students to transform their ideas and deep tech inventions into awesome products and viable businesses within the Imperial College’s incubator.
As a resident Business Coach, I guide startups founders through the journey to achieve product-market fit and get a credible story in front of investors and competition judges. I meet with founders on a regular basis and I facilitate interactive and hands-on workshops to help them define the next steps to start and grow their businesses.
I’ve coached the founders of 27 mind blowing deep-tech startups through the Imperial College London flagship competition Venture Catalyst Challenge, sponsored by the west London based venture builder Blenheim Chalcot.
“It has been a great journey working with Davide during VCC.
He is simply amazing. He is motivated and very clear on the goal.
Moreover, the fact that he provides brutally honest guidance helped me understand if I like to be entrepreneur. It is crucial that someone tells you straight and guide you through.” Worrapong Sam Kit Anan, Graduate teaching assistant and VCC18 finalist with Therapop
“Davide’s support during the VCC was invaluable. We learnt the importance of ensuring product/market fit and how to take practical steps to validate demand and gain traction through clear communication and constructive criticism.” Nico Smuts, Founder and CFO DX Network, MsC Computer Science Imperial College London
“Davide’s sessions were extremely productive and we used their output heavily. We learnt how to make a good investors slide structure which focuses on what the audience wants/what we want to achieve”. Jeremiah Smith, Founder and CEO Startup Tracker and DX Network