SHAPING ENTREPRENEURS FROM 500 CITIES.
Airbnb are the world’s largest community-driven hospitality company. Valued at £27bn. We’re piloting a new kind of startup programme: for entrepreneurs from cities around the world to experience building and accelerating startups in London. Joined by more than 700 innovators from 160 cities so far.
TURNING STARTUPS INTO SCALE-UPS.
Telefónica is one of the world’s largest telecommunications companies. With £42bn revenue. Their scale-up programme, Wayra, is the largest global corporate accelerator. Now resident at Wayra, London, supporting a community of more than 30 tech startups, from AI to smart cities, across multiple cities every year.
RETHINKING BANKING IN EUROPE.
The world’s most forward-thinking banks are exploring how we’ll bank in future. We developed a new kind of fintech programme. Helping banks like Sberbank, Russia’s largest bank, with £40bn revenue, explore new technologies shaping the future of online banking – a £7tn market by 2024. Joined by 11 startups.
ACCELERATING EUROPEAN STARTUPS.
Advantage Austria is part of the Austrian Embassy. Their startup programme, Startup Catapult London, brings European startups to London to develop their companies. We’re developing programme content to help a cohort of 10 Austrian, German and Swiss startups within the UK ecosystem.
SHAPING FOUNDERS AT UNIVERSITY.
Founders Campus is a new global programme. Introducing university and business school students to real-world experiences of building startups. With experienced founders and investors. And working in the startup ecosystem – a £2.2tn global economy. Joined by 10 universities from 8 global cities.
RETHINKING MUSIC AND TECH IN BRITAIN.
The BPI runs The BRIT Awards and supports British music globally. We co-developed their new innovation hub, connecting 43 tech startups with 22 labels, in 3 years.
RETHINKING WORK EXPERIENCE IN LONDON.
Centre for London is a think tank addressing London’s big challenges. We helped launch their Tech City East: for young people to have work experience at tech startups.
REDESIGNING CHILDCARE IN ENGLAND.
The Department for Education wanted childcare to be easier and cheaper. We designed a 3-year programme: to develop new startup childcare models across England.
SEEING THE FUTURE OF BANKING IN KOREA.
The Bank of Korea were exploring innovation in fintech. We developed a new programme connecting the bank with innovative British fintech startups, over one year.
GLOBAL NETWORK PARTNERS.
TELLING STARTUPS STORIES TO A LARGER AUDIENCE.
A digital and print magazine with a reach of 70K entrepreneurs worldwide. We’re partnering to share stories from our startup programmes to a larger global audience.
COMMUNICATIONS SERVICES FOR STARTUPS.
Twilio is global communications platform. Startups participating in programmes can now receive Twilio credits to use their communications services.
CORPORATE STARTUP EXPERIENCES.
RETHINKING WORKSPACE IN LONDON.
The global workspace company is expanding its presence in London’s market. This 1-day experience helped their team learn about accelerating resident startups.
DISCOVERING SMART ENERGY IN AUSTRIA
Austria’s largest energy company is revolutionising their sector. This 2-day experience helped improve their innovation programme model for smart-energy startups.
SPOTTING FUTURE UNICORNS IN AFRICA.
The bank’s Africa team wanted to learn about the UK Fintech market. This 1-day experience helped them learn approaches UK Fintech’s use to scale-up into markets.
INCUBATING COMPANIES IN SAUDI ARABIA.
The world’s 6th largest company. With $355bn revenue. This 2-day experience helped their team rethink the model for their incubator, WA’ED, for Saudi Arabia startups.
AT COMPANIES WORLDWIDE.
KEYNOTE, NEW YORK
Keynote talk at Airbnb’s NYC Summit in New York, on developing new experienced based startup ventures.
Keynote talk at the European Commission in Bulgaria, on lessons of startup innovation in Britain.
Keynote talk at Royal Bank of Scotland, London HQ, on funding and accelerating innovative tech startups.
A panel talk at Google for Startups in London, on diversity in the ecosystem, and developing tech startups.
CITIES INNOVATORS FROM.
TOTAL ADDRESSABLE MARKET.
DATA: 2012 – 2020.