These high-impact and effective programmes are open for scale-up businesses to use and enable their growth. We believe that they also provide valuable lessons and insights about the development of entrepreneurial ecosystems from which many others can learn.
A national platform that accelerates ecosystem development across 13 of the UK’s leading tech clusters, to share expertise, knowledge, insights and drive opportunities. It provides a national platform for the regions and clusters to gain access to talent, markets, partnerships, capital and to showcase their respective tech communities whilst adding their voice to Government.
A network that brings together innovation ecosystems and their Venturefest events across the UK to strengthen links between innovators, investors and entrepreneurs across a range of sectors, strengthen connections to funding, ideas and support, and share best practice about innovation and driving growth from start-up to scale-up.
Brings together early stage investors, successful serial entrepreneurs, students and alumni with leading iconic entrepreneurs from around the world. It acts as a hub for CEOs who are scaling up by curating and aggregate available online and offline content, guidance, and capital sources, tailoring individual solutions to CEOs and focusing on relationship building.
A programme that helps avert the talent shortage crisis by putting founders of businesses into classroom to speak about why they chose to be an entrepreneur as their top career choice. Business founders speak about what they studied when they were in school, what motivated them to set up their business and why they recommend entrepreneurship as a leading career choice for any person keen to have a positive impact on the world.
Aims to build a more entrepreneurial and digital future for Europe. It gives young people the training, support and money they need to get creative: the space to turn their ideas into actions, learn new skills and create projects – and even to fail. Think Big splits into Think Big Schools and Think Big Youth Programmes.
A UK-wide portal for enterprise mentoring to enable businesses to connect with mentoring organisations local to them and take forward a mentoring relationship suitably matched to their needs. Mentorsme now has more than 120 mentoring organisations that house around 27,000 enterprise mentors.
BCS, the Chartered Institute for IT, supports the professional development of 70,00+ technology professionals through best practice sharing, technical accreditation and professional recognition. BCS specifically addresses the skills alignment needs between corporates, education providers and future entrepreneurs