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What is the STRIDE Pre-Accelerator?

This 6-week programme is open to residents and businesses based in Lambeth, Lewisham, Southwark and Wandsworth. For early-stage start-ups based in South London, this programme will allow you to access business training, expert support and coaching to accelerate your business to success.


What we will cover in the Pre-Accelerator programme:

Week 1 – How to define your Value Proposition with Daniel Tuitt
Week 2 – Customer Acquisition: Make Something People Want
Week 3 – Building a Strong Brand for your Business with Saphia Haddouche
Week 4 – Building a Sales Strategy with Adrienne Everett
Week 5 – How to Raise Capital
Week 6 – Pitching for Success with Indie Gordon

We are serious about it

Packed with specialist advice, tools and guidance this 6-week programme will help you refine and scale your business. The best part? Due to funding from STRIDE, we are able to offer this programme (worth £870 per person) to successful applicants for FREE!
What’s holding you back in your business? Do you have your space in the market? Do you know how to find new and regular customers and clients? Have you even started yet? In the STRIDE Pre-accelerator programme, we provide unrivalled networking, mentoring, support and guidance to assist you in taking your business to the next level.

This is for you if:

– You have a product or service in the early stages and want to test it
– You are building your Minimum Viable Product
– You are getting ready to launch
– You feel like you are missing the business skills needed to achieve steady revenue and growth

This is NOT for you if:

– You want to attend the occasional event to network
– You are not able to commit for 6 weeks
– You have an idea but have not done much work on it yet
– You think you know everything already


Step 1– Application Deadline 23rd March 2021
Step 2 – Succesful applicants will be interviewed by OneTech and Foundervine 
Step 3 – The Pre-Accelerator Programme begins on 30th March at 5:30 PM

Who is Foundervine?

Foundervine is an award-winning social enterprise focussed on running “immersive” entrepreneurship labs that help young people from underrepresented communities imagine, start, and grow new ventures. Since launching in 2018, Foundervine has helped over 2,000+ diverse, future leaders create, test and sustain entrepreneurial ventures in Europe and Africa.
Our model is centred on connecting high-potential early-stage ventures to mission-driven companies, both public and private, to utilise their talent in scaling early-stage ventures. We were set up by a small group of management consultants, technologists, and enterprise educators as a progressive and charitable organisation in response to the scarcity of diverse talent successfully pursuing the establishment and growth of information technology entrepreneurship ventures.
Frustrated by a lack of diversity, we’re on a mission to remove the social barriers to entrepreneurship and build the greatest network of digitally-enabled businesses in the world. We’re proud to partner with world-leading companies to run start-up and scale-up acceleration programmes that build the talent pipeline globally.
Find out more about Foundervine click here


Not based in Lambeth, Lewisham, Southwark or Wandsworth? 

You could be eligible for our Enterprise Incubator programmes, click here for more information.

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