How could we reimagine how we learn about startup life? Airbnb is a global travel community of 4+ million people. We’ve partnered to revolutionise how people from 60+ countries around the world learn about startup life. Via London’s ecosystem, trends, startup communities and innovation. With a goal of people from 100 countries by 2020.
How are startups revolutionising our future? Telefonica, O2, is one of the world’s leading mobile communications brands. Their startup programme Wayra, develops companies in areas from FinTech to AI. We’ve partnered to support their new programmes and startups, develop corporate partnerships and connect them with investors.
Could we revolutionise how people experience music? The BPI represents British music worldwide, and runs The BRIT Awards. We’ve partnered (also with the famous BRIT School) to develop and run their new music startup Innovation Hub, now one of the largest in Europe, with 40 startups. And a goal of reaching 50 million fans by 2022.
How do you build a startup in 54 hours? US founded Techstars runs startup incubators and accelerators around the world. We partnered to support their London incubators, Startup Weekend. Bringing together entrepreneurs, tech developers and mentors to launch startups in one weekend. With a goal of supporting 4 new incubators by 2021.
How can we develop startups and programmes a thousand miles away? By providing early-stage founders and companies in different cities around the world with virtual advisory to develop their own startups, incubators and accelerator programmes.
What are the new innovations in your industry? Working with more than 80 startups across 4 programmes, in areas from FinTech, to music to AI. We host group visits for companies and universities from around the world, to learn about startup thinking, and new venture innovations, via live interactive workshops.