Serious Impact, a new programme of skills, advice and guidance for impact entrepreneurs.

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Serious Impact can help you turn your tentative steps into a steady strut. The clue is in the name – we’re serious about supporting businesses to make an impact as well as a profit. We’ve worked with more entrepreneurs than you’ve had chai lattes so whether you are exploring an early concept or want to grow your organisation from 2 to 200, we can help. Our team will take you from back of beer mat to market and our free bowls of fruit at the Hatchery, well, er…they’ll provide a valuable source of Vitamin C.


You’ve got a brilliant idea that you believe will make an impact but don’t know how to turn it into a business. Or you’ve got the business model to create impact and profit but you need help to launch it. Or you’ve already got a company that’s delivering both impact and profit but you’re now looking to scale. Or…

Serious Impact provides a range of free programmes to support and energise entrepreneurs to develop and grow impact businesses. What we do can be accessed through a single day workshop or amplified with an intensive three month long programme of workshops, talks, training and one-on-one mentoring, supported by the state-of-the-art facilities and the tools you need to remove the roadblocks to taking your business supernova.

Serious Impact is made up of five streams:

  • 1 day workshops
  • Discover talent/passion/purpose
  • Identify 3 business ideas
  • Create impact
  • Win clients
  • 60 day part-time programme
  • Identify your clients
  • Understand your competition
  • Build your product
  • Make your first sale
  • 3 months
  • Pre- & post-startup
  • Everything needed to launch
  • Access contacts
  • Understand funding source
  • Killer action plan
  • 9 months
  • Free workspace
  • Onsite expert sanity
  • Support to scale
  • Access Innovation Lab
  • State-of-the-Art equipment
  • Technical training and support
  • Design, test, manufacture
  • Expert scrutiny
  • From prototype to market