Idea Surgeries

What is an Idea Surgery?

An Idea Surgery is the first step to accessing all the amazing support on offer through Imperial Enterprise Lab. You can book a  session with one of the team who will help you understand the next steps in developing you idea or progressing your venture.

Whether you simply have an idea, or a fully-fledged business we can help with practical suggestions, and, if you are ready, access to resources like Experts-in-Residence, Business Coaching, or the opportunity to pitch for IVMS mentorship.

You will get an email detailing our recommendations and pointing you to any resources we think would be valuable


“The Idea Surgery session I had with Ben was definitely a milestone in the startup journey. It was great to have an expert confirm your idea and that gave me the confidence to move things forward.”

Sirui Qui, MSc Strategic Marketing

How it works

An Idea Surgery is there to help you on your entrepreneurial journey, and a key step to making the most of it is to make sure you have prepared. This involves completing an Idea Canvas. Don’t worry if you have never completed something like this before, do your best and bring it with you to your Idea Surgery.

Meet the team who run Ideas Surgeries

Ben Mumby-Croft
Ben Mumby-Croft

Director of Imperial Enterprise Lab

Camille Reltien
Camille Reltien

Innovation and Entrepreneurship Manager

Victoria Nicholl
Victoria Nicholl

Entrepreneurship Development Manager

Get started

Book an idea surgery

Now you know what an Idea Surgery is and how to prepare for it, simply book a time to chat with a member of the team, and we will advise, inspire and point you in the right direction to turn your idea into reality! We run idea surgeries several days a week and increase capacity when needed.

If there are no slots available (they do tend to get booked pretty quickly) please add yourself to the waiting list. We will email you when you slots become available :o)