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Supporting small businesses to grow, and helping ventures to create greater social and environmental innovation.

Which of our programmes can help you?

We started to run free business support programmes in 2013 to help entrepreneurs get their ideas off the ground, help start-ups to grow and scale, and help ventures to create positive impact in social and environmental innovation.

In this time, we have supported hundreds of start-ups, small businesses and ventures to develop and grow, helping them to create thousands of employment opportunities, greater impact, and transform communities.

Check out some of the amazing ventures we’ve worked with over the years. And read on for information about our current programmes.

Our programmes in Cambridge and Peterborough are part-funded by the European Regional Development Fund.

Accelerate your success and amplify your impact.

Impact Accelerator. Six months of intensive support and training sessions to take your start–up or solution to the next level in your impact journey.

We will work with your business to develop it in a sustainable way, while solving some of the world’s greatest challenges as society continues to fight the effects of COVID-19.

East London Cambridge & Peterborough

Climate Accelerator. Six months of intensive workshops, coaching & support for early-stage, climate focused start-ups.

We have partnered with EIT Climate-KIC to work with climate focused start-ups in the UK who have innovative solutions to accelerate the transition to a zero-carbon, climate-resilient world.

Cambridge & Peterborough

Grow Your Business. Exclusive to local and small businesses operating in, or creating opportunities in East London and Peterborough. Our focus is on helping to increase business growth and create employment for local people. We provide 3 months of specialist support and the tools to help your local business thrive and grow.

East London Peterborough

Ideation and Validation. Do you have a business idea but don’t know where to start? This programme is designed for you to plan out the early days of building a business, what you need to do to get set up for success and to identify if your idea has legs.

East London Peterborough

Amplify. For more established businesses with one year of revenue generation or more, 3 months of sharing best practice with other impact founders facing the same challenges and opportunities. Expert led workshops will drill into the details of your own business to identify areas for improvement, while mentors support your own personal development in leadership.

The Amplify programme will help you grow your business, increase efficiencies and help you to build a strong support network for the future.


Creative & Cultural Futures. Providing support to creative and cultural freelancers who may not have been able to benefit from previous government supported Covid initiatives. 

The London Borough of Tower Hamlets is working with us to provide grant funding to creative freelancers from the borough, which will be delivered alongside workshops and support focused on helping them to grow and develop their businesses.

East London

Accelerator Challenge. We joined forces with DIF Capital Partners to support three ambitious start-ups who are passionate about solving the most pressing social and environmental challenges that we face today. Please note, this programme has now finished.

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What's in it for you?

A community to share ideas, failures & successes

Expertise to spark innovation

Space to nurture growth

Connections that open doors

Long lasting networks

No equity. No fee.

We’re passionate about inclusivity and diversity

We are committed to ensuring that our programmes represent an inclusive range of entrepreneurs and business founders that reflect the communities that we work in. We welcome enthusiastic and committed founders of all ethnicity, genders, ages and nationalities. We are looking for people who are developing innovative products or services and have the ambition, potential and drive to grow your business. If this sounds like you then apply today to see how we can help you make your impact.

Meet our programme partners


Check out some of the amazing ventures we’ve worked with

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