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2021

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FEATURES

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Venture

Build routes to market, revenue, growth, and investor readiness. Leverage insights from work with 30 tech hubs gobally, and from advising 900 ventures with a combined valuation of £1.7bn.

INTERNATIONAL

Government

Connect to local tech hubs and ecosystems. And support domestic ventures to find international routes to market, growth partners, and venture investment opportunities.

GLOBAL

Corporate

Design, develop, and grow tech hubs, startup accelerator programmes, or ecosystems. And support cohorts of entrepreneurs anywhere in the world across multiple regions using a scalable service model.

FOREIGN

Bank

Explore and learn about innovative new financial tech ventures and products for banking customers. And learn the strategies startups use to enter the $380bn global fintech market.

REGION 1

UK

FEATURED

ESG

NEW: Developed and delivering an ESG startup accelerator with NEXUS. Now in cohort 2. For international early-stage creative industry startups in tech, film, fashion, gaming, VR and more. With an alignment in environment, social and governance (ESG), a $500bn global market. Supporting more than 40 startups each year across 15+ international cities to access UK startup visa endorsements, a £3m venture fund, and grow into the market.

LONDON

Airbnb

Developed and delivering an international startup hub with Airbnb Experiences. Growing to 700+ entrepreneurs from 160 global cites, learning about developing startups.

LONDON

Telefónica

Advising scale-up hub, Wayra, connecting to Telefónica’s 350m customers. Advising 20 seed-stage to series A tech startups on strategy, growth and raising investments of up to £10m.

CHELTENHAM

NCSC FOR STARTUPS

Advising up to 10 National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) startups each year on growing innovative tech products into the fast-growing $160bn global cybersecurity market.

EDINBURGH

AI Accelerator

Advising the University of Edinburgh AI tech accelerator. And up to 30 AI startups each year on product, growth, and investor-readiness to raise up to £1.5m.

LONDON

WeWork

Advised on startup acceleration for WeWork’s London team. Advising on 4 strategies to accelerate and grow resident startups at the company’s largest co-working location in Europe.

LONDON

BPI Hub

Co-developed the music Innovation Hub for the BPI. Exploring new innovations and revenue models in the music industry. Connecting 43 tech startups with 22 music labels over 2 years.

VENTURES

Build routes to markets and be VC ready anywhere

REGION 2

EMEA

FEATURED

CLEANTECH

NEW: Advising the Cleantech programme with Global Tech Connect. Supporting startups developing solutions in cleantech, green growth, and sustainability located across Austria, Croatia, France, Greece, Hungary, Israel, Italy, Lebanon, Romania, Switzerland and adjacent nations, with venture capital readiness, and growth strategies to enter the UK market.

SAUDI ARABIA

Saudi Aramco

Developed a programme for the entrepreneurship team of Saudi Arabia’s largest company. Advising on growth strategies, and attracting new companies for their tech hub, Wa’ed.

SOUTH AFRICA

Investec Africa

Developed an international learning programme for the bank’s team investing in African tech startups. Advising on 8 growth strategies fintech companies use in the UK’s £11bn fintech market.

AUSTRIA

Austrian Embassy

Advised the Austrian Embassy startup programme. And 15 Austrian, Swiss and German tech companies on growing into the UK market, and raising investment of £500K to £2m.

AUSTRIA

Wien Energie

Developed and delivered a startup learning programme for Austria’s largest energy company (EUR 1.4bn revenue) on growth models for their startup programme investing in smart-energy tech.

REGION 3

US

NEW YORK

Airbnb NYC

Advised Airbnb’s New York team and community on insights and strategies for developing and growing experience-based ventures for the future $12bn experience market in the US.

CORPORATES

Launch ventures
and tech hubs your industry loves

REGION 4

ASIA

RUSSIA

Sberbank

Developed and delivered a fintech programme for Russia’s largest bank. Partnering with London Business School. Connecting 12 UK fintech startups with the bank over 18 months.

JAPAN

Higo Bank

Developed and delivered an international scale-up learning programme for the Japanese bank. Engaging growth-stage UK fintech startups that could also solve banking problems in Japan.

SOUTH KOREA

Bank of Korea

Developed and delivered an international fintech programme for the Korean bank. Exploring new innovations in consumer banking. Connecting 12 UK startups with the bank over 18 months.

SOUTH KOREA

Seoul Government

Developed an international innovation learning programme for Seoul Metropolitan Government. Exploring UK technology ideas that could improve life for Seoul’s 9.7m citizens.

JAPAN

Kyushu Bank

Developed and delivered an international fintech learning programme for the banking group. Exploring UK Fintech scale-ups that could support their 240 branch branches in Japan.

MALAYSIA

Limkokwing

Developed and delivered an entrepreneur learning programme for the South Asia technology university. For international students to learn about working for startups in Europe, over 12 months.

REGION 5

ASIA-PACIFIC

AUSTRALIA

UOQ Ventures

Advised University of Queensland’s Ventures in Austrialia. A programme that’s attracted $90m in investment. On how to use tech hubs to scale startups in the UK and European markets.

GOVERNMENTS AND BANKS

Join ecosystem partners for the new economy

MISSION

Accelerate the growth of tech hubs in nations around the world

GROWTH

35+

Tech hubs and
programmes

30+

International cities
operating across

900+

Venture founders
and innovators

£1.7b

Combined valuation of
ventures advised

$228.5b

Global venture development
market growth by 2027

10

Current UK and globally
distributed team size

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