Meet our partners, some of London's coolest companies and organisations.
The Collective is a property company that is unlocking the world's greatest cities for the creative and ambitious.
Starting with London, The Collective's focus is on creating ground-breaking spaces and the greatest possible experiences within them. By doing this, The Collective is redefining the way people can choose to live, work and play.
The Collective Global Accelerator is an initiative of The Collective.
The Reuters Foundation is created to advance and promote the highest standards in journalism worldwide through media training and humanitarian reporting.
TrustLaw is the Thomson Reuters Foundation’s global pro bono legal programme. They connect high-impact NGOs and social enterprises working to create social and environmental change with the best law firms and corporate legal teams to provide them with free legal assistance.
Innovation and enterprise at UCL is all about making a positive difference to the wider world. Students and staff at UCL generate amazing ideas, technologies and discoveries: by working with UCL and their business and innovation partners, they can use these innovatively and enterprisingly to support society and the economy, people and places.
Our vision at The Mindfulness Project is to create an innovative platform for sharing mindfulness with as many people as possible. At our beautiful centre for mindfulness in Central London, we’ve brought together a team of London’s best mindfulness teachers to create a true hub for learning to meditate and practice mindfulness.
Crowdcube makes investing accessible, affordable and rewarding by enabling everyday investors to invest alongside professionals and venture capital firms in startups, early and growth stage businesses. Start building an investment portfolio on Crowdcube and own a share in businesses you believe in.
CAST is accelerating the use of technology for social impact. We help funders, nonprofits, businesses and government put digital at the heart of their service delivery. We equip them with the tools, processes and mindset that enables them to continually respond to the changing needs of their beneficiaries and the environment.
Impact Hub is an innovation lab, a business Incubator and a social enterprise community center. Impact Hub offers you a unique ecosystem of resources, inspiration, and collaboration opportunities to grow the positive impact of your work. Joining our diverse community of members and collaborators will inspire, connect, and enable you to develop your best work every step of the way.
There are thousands of people starting socially impactful companies all over the world, but so few are represented in large scale global business, Expert Impact wants to change that. Expert Impact has created a network of ‘Expert’ entrepreneurs who have all achieved great success in scaling their own companies, who are now donating their time, expertise and advice to help social entrepreneurs to do it too. To date, Expert Impact has supported nearly 150 social entrepreneurs and has a fast growing network of 37 Experts.
Bridging to the Future's origins are in investment in: start-ups, SOHOs, microbusinesses and early growth, businesses including social enterprises. As their investment work continues, both internationally and nationally, their focus has widened to design, test and deliver a range of programmes and methodologies in the startup, pre startup and post start up fields. The ambition of Bridging to the future´s work is to help create more enterprises, more leaders, more community based businesses and greater economic independence.
Meet the workshop hosts, some of London's top experts who will help our entrepreneurs scale their ideas into thriving businesses.
Bridget is an experienced and qualified business coach with a commercial background of 20+ years in senior executive roles. She is a board adviser, coach mentor and angel investor concentrating on technology based start- ups. Her specific areas of expertise are: Coaching senior leaders responsible for leading change and innovation, mentoring entrepreneurs in the tech sector, and mentoring women in business.
London Mindfulness Project
Dr Melanie Tokley is a Clinical Neuropsychologist (PhD), working in diagnostic clinics, inpatient neurorehabilitation and outpatient therapy across both the NHS and private sectors. She has a Master’s Degree in Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy at the University of Oxford and has undertaken advanced training in Acceptance and Commitment Therapy.
ICING Marketing was cooked up by Lisa Woodward in 2012, consolidating her 20 plus years of in-house brand marketing experience, developing and building iconic global brands: TAG Heuer watches and Chivas Regal Scotch Whisky amongst them.
Lisa is passionate about building brands to grow business for the long term, but understands that not all companies have the time or resource to produce complex marketing plans, let alone implement them.
Sam is a social entrepreneur concentrated on enabling social problem solvers to revolutionise their impact through technology. He is the founder of SuperGlobal, where he brokers partnerships between digital agencies and impact organizations around the world, cofounder of digital product design studio Kickpush, and former head of purpose strategy for AI company Satalia. He holds an MSc in Global Governance & Ethics and tutors postgraduate Innovation & Entrepreneurship students at University College London
Ginny provides personal, powerful presentation coaching to help you tell that story. If you’ve been to a demo day in London in the last 6 years, chances are you’ve been privy to Amplify's work. Ginny has worked with teams coming through multiple startup accelerators such as Techstars, Cylon, Startupbootcamp and Startup Wise Guys to corporates like Microsoft, Google and PWC.
Ginny leads Amplify’s startup strategy, developing personalised training programmes helping startups and corporates convey their message with confidence and clarity.
Joanna has over 20 years of sales, sales training and consultancy experience and has trained and coached sales people from many different start-up’s and b2b industries. She is passionate about providing a service tailored to the needs of the client so that improvements to sales skills can be identified and measured.
Zoe is widely regarded as one of the charity sector’s leading experts in digital communications and marketing. She founded Zoe Amar Communications in 2013. Zoe has helped many organisations maximise their impact across on and offline channels communications and achieve great results. She also writes for The Guardian Voluntary Sector Network about charities and digital issues. Zoe co-founded the Social CEOs awards in 2013 and she is a trustee for start up charity The Foundation for Training in Education and Care
Ansel is co-founder of Let’s Be Brief / Let’s Be Brief Pop-Up School: a curated programme of brand-building online courses, masterclasses and events that upskill the creative entrepreneurs of today providing them with the future-proof toolkit for tomorrow.
Ansel is a creative entrepreneur with expertise in brand and communications, and 15 years’ experience of helping organisations — from FMCGs to SMEs — define and communicate their proposition.
Mike is a fundraising consultant with wide experience in the charity sector as a fundraiser, consultant, trustee and senior manager. He's also an experienced trainer and speaker, an Ambassador for Good News Shared and a regular fundraising blogger for JustGiving, Eventbrite and Localgiving. Mike used to be Fundraising Manager for Link Community Development, overseeing a thriving fundraising portfolio raising £600,000 per year. He's passionate about driving innovation, developing new income streams and putting his strategic mindset and entrepreneurial flair to good use.
Vegard's work with ambitious leaders and entrepreneurs revolves around gaining clarity and raising confidence. A central part of this work is reminding yourself of why you do what you do and gaining clarity about your uniqueness. Many ambitious entrepreneurs have had bad experiences early in their career. That is often one of the main reasons they started for themselves and they really want to make a genuine impact.In my work I help leaders and entrepreneurs lift their confidence and sharpen their focus so that they can achieve significantly more within what´s most important to them.
Eibhlín Ní Ógáin is an independent consultant, focusing on impact measurement in the social sector. Prior to becoming an independent consultant, she worked as the Insights manager for Nesta - a think tank focussing on social innovation. At Nesta, Eibhlin worked closely with the impact investments team to develop impact strategies and metrics to quantify the social return to the fund. She also led a programme of research to develop investment strategies and led Nesta’s work on the Standards of Evidence. Prior to Nesta, Eibhlin worked as a senior consultant at New Philanthropy Capital (NPC). While there, Eibhlin managed a range of research and consulting project for charities, investors and foundations.
Marlene is a career coach and the founder of Career Revolution, a platform for 21st century professionals & entrepreneurs who want to do work that matters.
Her mission is to empower people to thrive in their careers and lead a balanced & connected life.
Before joining the entrepreneurial world she worked in the FMGC industry and went travelling around the world for 14 months. She strongly believes the world would be a happier & healthier place if more people had fulfilling & passionate careers.