We are a digital startup lab. A place where we work together to make your great idea happen. Over the year we seek out entrepreneurs with outstanding digital ideas — then use our business and technology expertise to guide them to further investment and lasting success.
First you’ll pitch us your business idea. Then, if selected you’ll join our rigorous six week programme, worth £30K, in the Activate Lab. Here we dedicate our time and share our knowledge — through hands-on collaboration.
Together we craft your business model, strategy, product and design. We’ll perfect your pitch. We’ll begin the validation process, and you’ll take a big step towards market readiness. We’ll build your business into an viable, investor-ready prospect.
After the programme, the best startups will be rewarded with a seed investment of £100K, used to optimise MVP and secure future finance.
We’ve spent many years working with many types of startup. So you’ll benefit from real industry experience, learned the hard way.
We love great ideas, so we’re interested in all types of startup – but we specialise creating digital platforms. That’s where we add unique value to your idea.
The selection cycles runs throughout the year. If selected you’ll need to prepare for a two hour pitch, where you’ll amaze us with your idea.
Up to one hour to pitch your business (using a template which we provide).
Up to one hour to discuss your ideas in detail.
Now we take the most innovative startups through to the Lab. Here you’ll meet your mentors. You’ll get expert feedback on your pitch, and a comprehensive analysis of your current investment proposition.
Then together we’ll help you plot your route to future success. A tailored plan, shaped around your business, that builds on your unique strengths and addresses the unique challenges you face. We’ll identify the changes you need to make to become an irresistible prospect for investors.
30K product strategy programme for up to 5% of your startup
6 week programme to develop, clarify and shape your business and product strategies.
Design and development of a convincing prototype, rigorously tested by users.
Tax, payroll and regulatory setup and key admin maintenance.
Co-creation of an irresistible pitch deck, beautiful website and compelling demo video - all delivering precisely what investors want.
Key introductions to investors and expert pitch coaching for future funding rounds.
We each bring unique expertise and huge experience. Our specialisms combine to deliver everything your business needs to succeed.