Starting Your Business

There is a lot of support out there to help you start your business but finding the right advice can be tricky. So we’ve selected a handful of resources to help you take those first steps in establishing your exciting new venture.

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  • Microsoft Reactor London

    Reactor London in Shoreditch is a hub for developers and start ups. It offers training, technical content, networking events, meetups, hackathons and events focused on cloud and artificial intelligence technologies. For more information about upcoming events, please click here.

  • Female Founders Academy

    Female Founders Academy runs practical programmes to support female founders to succeed. Programmes include: BAME Female Founders Launchpad programme provides workshops and mentoring to help participants develop their idea into a minimum viable product. Female Founders Incubator provides one-to-one coaching, mentoring sessions and expert workshops to help female founders take their business to the next […]

  • Hangar 51

    Hangar 51 is a leading global travel accelerator. It was launched by the International Airlines Group (IAG) to give start ups and scale-ups the opportunity to develop their business by accessing IAG airlines’ resources, expertise and venture capital. Hangar 51 Accelerator Hangar 51 runs a 10-week accelerator programme for disruptors and innovators to pilot their […]

  • Business current accounts for start ups

    HSBC provides business current accounts for start ups. Applicants usually receive free banking for the first 18 months, as well as access to a range of support services including: Access to finance and borrowing to support a business to launch or improve cash flow A Knowledge Centre with useful tools and articles to help businesses […]

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House of Greenland

Agathe Cury and Martin de Fleurian set up House of Greenland, a creative video agency, from their living room in early 2015. For the first few months, full timers and freelancers had to come to their place to work, which made the sofas quite crowded. Since then, they have moved to a rented office, employ […]

Conscious Vibes

Angela Small, Founder & Director of Conscious Vibes, a non-profit Community Interest Company (CIC), talks to us about the business support she received through the National Black Women’s Network and the 639 Enterprise Centre in Tottenham.     Angela Small had always wanted to set up her own business but initially lacked the confidence to […]

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