Google is a global technology leader focused on improving the ways people connect with information. We’re also a startup, and through Campus, we want to share what we’ve learned with the UK’s tech startup community.
Seedcamp is an early stage mentoring and investment program that engages startups through monthly events hosted across Europe. Entrepreneurs present their companies, network, receive mentoring, and compete for investment by Seedcamp. Yearly, Seedcamp invests in roughly 20 companies this way. Their standard investment is €50k in return for a 8-10 percent stake in the business.
TechHub is the community and workspace for tech entrepreneurs. We help startups get better faster. Launched in 2010 and currently with two London sites as well as locations in Riga (Latvia) and Manchester, we offer a unique environment where technology startups can start up faster. We nurture a international network of like-minded and focused tech entrepreneurs, providing places where they can work, meet, collaborate, network, learn and have fun. By getting the right people together in a physical space, good things happen.
Central Working is the members based coworking club created by James Layfield (EO Entrepreneur of the Year) and Steve Pette (former Head of Service Development at Virgin Atlantic), the guys have teamed up to create the ideal environment for growing businesses. Their aim? To boost the UK economy, by helping businesses grow over the next 10 years.
Startup Weekend is a global grassroots movement of active and empowered entrepreneurs who are learning the basics of founding startups and launching successful ventures. It is the largest community of passionate entrepreneurs with over 400 past events in 100 countries around the world in 2011. From Mongolia to South Africa to London to Brazil, people around the globe are coming together for weekend long workshops to pitch ideas, form teams, and start companies.
Entrepreneur First exists to make founding a tech startup the number one career choice for the UK's top graduates. We do this by offering a year-long pre-accelerator (teambuilding and idea validation) and accelerator programme for people leaving university. Founded in 2011, EF is currently supporting 12 graduate startups and is recruiting for its second cohort of aspiring entrepreneurs.
Springboard is an intensive 13 week mentor-led accelerator program for startups. It provides seed capital, office space, over $150k of free services and most importantly high calibre, hands on support from experienced entrepreneurs and investors. Founded in Cambridge, its has expanded to London, with teams from around the world.
Healthbox is Europe’s first business accelerator focused exclusively on supporting innovation and entrepreneurship in the health sector. Healthbox will find, nurture and invest in great entrepreneurs and high-impact business ideas that have the potential to scale and impact the future of healthcare delivery.
Bethnal Green Ventures is an accelerator program for technology startups working on stuff that matters. We select ventures that are using the web and mobile to solve social or environmental problems ranging from healthcare to climate change. We provide them with pre-seed investment capital, office space, mentorship and business support.