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NEW.

GLOBAL STARTUP PROGRAMMES.

Airbnb.

SHAPING INNOVATORS FROM 1000 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 600 innovators from 150 cities so far.

Wayra.

ACCELERATING THE NEXT WHATSAPP.

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, we’re supporting a community of more than 50 tech startups every year.

SBERBANK.

RETHINKING GLOBAL BANKS 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.

Founders Campus.

SHAPING NEW FOUNDERS IN UNIVERSITIES.

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.

PAST.

BRITISH INNOVATION PROGRAMMES.

MUSIC.

HOW DID WE RETHINK MUSIC TECH IN BRITAIN?

The BPI runs The BRIT Awards and supports British music globally. We helped develop their new innovation hub connecting 43 tech startups with 22 labels, in 3 years.

BANKING.

HOW DID WE SEE 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.

TECH CITY.

HOW DID WE RETHINK 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.

EDUCATION.

HOW DID WE REDESIGN CHILDCARE IN ENGLAND?

The Department for Education wanted childcare to be easier and cheaper. We designed a 3-year pilot programme: to develop new startup childcare models across England.

ADK.

AN ACCELERATOR INNOVATOR AND NETWORK: DEVELOPING NEW STARTUP PROGRAMMES AND EXPERIENCES FOR INNOVATORS, INVESTORS, CORPORATE PARTNERS AND COMMUNITIES AROUND THE WORLD.

PHILOSOPHY:

A SPIRIT OF COMMUNITY FOR ENTREPRENEURS IS A WORLD SUPERPOWER.

BUILD.

NEW KINDS OF STARTUP PROGRAMMES.

STARTUP.

FOUNDERS AND INNOVATORS.

Discover the learning from multiple programmes on how startups address problems, build products, find market-fit, scale up and pitch for investment.

CORPORATE.

ACCELERATORS AND PROGRAMMES.

Co-develop new kinds of programmes for startups, explore big industry challenges, discover new technologies and grow your community.

VENTURE.

SCALE-UPS AND INVESTORS.

Access a network of startup programmes, partners and opportunities to develop pipelines and connections with new companies and corporate partners.

COMMUNITY.

GLOBAL CITIES AND COMMUNITIES.

Learn insights, attract startups and develop your ecosystem from our programmes, network and work with innovative companies across multiple cities.

LEARN.

CORPORATE TEAM INNOVATION.

WEWORK.

RETHINKING WORKSPACE IN LONDON.

The global workspace company is expanding its presence in London’s market. We designed a day experience for their team to learn about accelerating resident companies.

WIEN ENERGIE.

DISCOVERING SMART ENERGY IN AUSTRIA

Austria’s largest energy company is revolutionising their sector. We designed a 2-day experience to improve their innovation programme model for smart-energy startups.

Investec.

SPOTTING FUTURE UNICORNS IN AFRICA.

The bank’s Africa team wanted to learn about the UK Fintech market. We designed a day experience to learn strategies UK Fintech’s use to scale-up in their markets.

SAUDI ARAMCO.

INCUBATING COMPANIES IN SAUDI ARABIA.

The world’s 6th largest company. With $355bn revenue. We designed a 2-day experience to help their team rethink the model of their incubator, WA’ED, for Saudi Arabia.

LIVE.

TALKS AROUND THE WORLD.

AIRBNB.

KEYNOTE: A NEW WAVE OF ENTREPRENEURS, NYC.

EU COMMISSION.

KEYNOTE: USING INNOVATION IN EDUCATION, BULGARIA.

NATWEST.

KEYNOTE: ACCELERATING STARTUPS, LONDON.

WAYRA.

SESSION: PITCHING SMART CITIES TECH, LONDON.

EDINBURGH UNI.

SESSION: PITCHING AI & BLOCKCHAIN TECH, EDINBURGH.

Google.

PANEL: DEVELOPING DIVERSITY IN TECH, LONDON.

GROWTH.

IN NUMBERS.

1K

INNOVATORS.

500+

NEW VENTURES.

8

TEAM SIZE.

150+

CITIES INNOVATORS FROM.

£168BN

TOTAL ADDRESSABLE MARKET.

15

STARTUP PROGRAMMES.

DATA: 2012 – 2019.

36

CITIES REACHED.

140+

LIVE TALKS.

5K

COMMUNITY.

CHAT.

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