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START UP Founderships

START UP Founderships

A pre-accelerator initiative for new and recent graduates with an early-stage business.

Graduate Louisa Rogers founder of Trendlistr

What is START UP Founderships?

START UP Founderships is a six-month business pre-accelerator adapted to the needs of you and your business, which includes:

  • one-to-one coaching and mentoring
  • group workshops
  • access to influential partnerships
  • £7,500 for your living costs
  • up to £10,000 in business funding
Tom and Phil Beahon, co-founders of Castore
Tom Beahon and Phil Beahon, co-founders of Castore

START UP Founderships Alumni

The seventh cohort starts in September 2022. Applications are now closed. Through our six previous cohorts, we’ve helped 21 founders of 30 businesses raise over £22M in funding, generate over £54M in turnover and create 199 jobs.