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. […]
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 […]
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.
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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 […]
CyLon supports cybersecurity businesses to grow and succeed through a combination of security, investment and business expertise. Services include: Pre-accelerator programmes for individuals with a cyber idea. Participants benefit from training, workshops and mentoring to help develop a minimum viable product. Accelerator programmes run for three months to help connect growing cyber businesses with industry […]
Google for Startups supports new business start ups to utilise its resources, classes, connections and expertise. It also runs a number of programmes including: Residency connects growth-stage start ups with Google’s products, connections and best practices. Participants receive tailored mentoring and access to workspace. Immersion is a 12-week programme to connect high potential early-stage start […]
Blenheim Chalcot is a venture builder to support the growth of digital businesses that transform industries. A venture builder works with start ups and typically takes care of raising money and looking after business operations. This leaves the start up free to focus on building their product. Blenheim Chalcot works with start ups in the […]
The Activate Startup Programme is aimed at early-stage companies with outstanding digital ideas. Through the programme, participants can access specialist support, mentoring and expertise to develop their idea into a viable, investor-ready business. Participants can also access funding in exchange for equity in their business.