The Greater London Investment Fund (GLIF) launched in May 2019 and is made up of two funding streams; equity or debt finance. Debt finance The FSE Group supports new and established small to medium enterprises that are investing in one of the 33 London Boroughs. The Fund typically provides debt loans of between £100,000 to […]
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London & Partners’ Business Growth Programme provides tailored advice and support to grow your business. It will help you overcome many challenges at different stages in your businesses’ growth journey, as well as providing access to: Experienced and commercially successful mentors Local business support Workshops and events Corporate engagement. This three-month programme is open to […]
The Mayor’s International Business Programme is a tailored business support programme for high-growth firms in London operating in four broad sectors: creative, finance, business services and tech, life sciences and urban innovation. Over the course of the 12-month programme, you will receive the advice and support you need to make your business an international success. […]
Be the Business Rapid Response Mentoring programme provides support, advice and inspiration to help businesses navigate the coronavirus crisis. Programme participants are matched with an experienced executive from one of the UK’s leading firms to help exchange ideas, expertise and experience. Over a 12-week period, the programme will support businesses to bounce back and face […]
Be the Business Mentoring for Growth programme matches SME leaders with professional mentors to help them grow their business and overcome challenges. Mentoring for Growth enables collaboration between senior-level mentors from big businesses and key decision-makers, owners and managing directors from SMEs. There is the option to register as a mentor to provide practical advice, […]
FastFutures is a digital skills programme aimed at school leavers, which will help to bridge the gap between education and employment. The 12-week programme helps school leavers to develop practical, business-focused skills that employers want. It will cover topics including marketing, finance and data. Participants will also benefit from: Coaching and mentoring. The chance to […]
As lockdown begins to ease, one website is giving Londoners a clear snapshot of which small businesses in their neighbourhood are open or delivering. My Virtual Neighbourhood was launched in response to COVID-19 to help residents access supplies and to help promote independent businesses, many of which adapted their offering through the pandemic. Described by […]
Fashion District, in collaboration with the Fashion Innovation Agency, has launched the Retail Futures 2020: Fashion District Innovation Challenge Prize. What is Retail Futures 2020? Fashion District innovation challenges aim to find innovative solutions to current industry issues across retail, manufacture and design. It gives startups and SMEs the opportunity to win cash prizes and […]
NatWest has launched a £5 billion package of support for small and medium-sized firms affected by coronavirus, either directly or through disruption to their supply chains. Support includes: Working capital Loan repayment holidays Coronavirus preparedness advice Temporary emergency loans with no fees. NatWest has also published practical advice for SMEs covering communicating with staff, business […]
Supported by Mayor of London, London Fashion Fund is looking to build a portfolio of diverse, forward thinking & high-growth start-ups that will help shape the future of the fashion industry. It aims to enhance pathways for businesses to access complementary finance, follow-on funding and support. It offers £25,000 – £50,000 convertible loans. Deadline for […]
The six-month Feeding the City: Accelerate programme supports sustainable food businesses to scale their operations. It brings together thought leaders in food sustainability, large scale buyers, enterprise support providers and investors with a focus on supporting social or environmental impact-driven food enterprises. Programme benefits include: Interactive workshops tailored to your business One-to-one support Access to […]
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Founders Factory was set up to support founders to build and scale great companies. Its bespoke six-month accelerator offers: Access to a dedicated team that runs each support programme Corporate access and benefits covering data, market insights, product validation, credibility and capital £30,000 in cash. Founders Factory typically takes between 4% and 7% equity.
Founders Factory was set up to support founders to build great companies. It has an incubator programme that supports talented people with ideas to become founders. It provides support with: Validating an idea Intellectual property Team building Customers. Founders Factory receive a minority stake in each start up in exchange for a £250,000 seed round.
Digital Catapult’s 5G Testbed Accelerator Programme is a 20-week programme to support early-stage businesses to develop innovative products and services using 5G technologies. Programme participants can benefit from: Access to 5G testing facilities Technology support Business mentoring Expertise and support Help to access funding.
CreativeXR was set up to unlock the creative potential of immersive content. It supports creative industries, particularly the arts and culture sector, to experiment with immersive technologies to develop concepts and prototypes of immersive content, such as virtual, augmented and mixed reality. Programme participants can access a range of benefits including: Up to £20,000 to […]
Decoded supports organisations and businesses to utilise data and digital technologies. Products include: Data Academy supports businesses to develop data skills at every level. Through a blend of in-person, online and project-based learning, participants learn how to use data tools and techniques and harness the power of data for their business. Digital Leadership supports leaders […]