An active venture support team working with local businesses in London to build resilience and growth
Where we're based
We opened a pilot centre in Hackney, east London in 2017, supported by external funding – and it was so successful (we supported over 200 small businesses and entrepreneurs in our first year) that it was extended for another 2 years. Our team of business advisors and start-up coaches still work with local micro businesses and founders in the area to help them build resilience, develop their plans and grow.
From programmes like Grow Your Business in Hackney, for small businesses serving the local community – including anything from sustainable clothing, to florists and vegan cheesemakers; to our Impact Accelerator, designed for environmental or social innovation start-ups to help them achieve greater impact. All of our programmes are geared to serve underrepresented groups and help with real community impact.
Our team of East London business advisors and start-up coaches run different programmes throughout the year, all designed to help grow small businesses and increase their impact. From expert-led workshops, coaching and 121s, we help you develop your business, gain more customers, pivot, and build resilience. Check out the programmes we’re currently running in your area.
Events and workshops
Learn, meet up, network, make contacts and build opportunities. We host events for our tenants and the ventures on our programmes – so come along, make connections and learn new skills to help your business grow.