LIFT Bootstrap School teaches early-stage Founders how to grow their businesses by optimising resources, elevating traction and establishing sustainable revenue-based business models. 

expert support

12 weeks

beginning September 2021

virtual sessions

What is LIFT Bootstrap School?

This programme is all about increasing traction and gaining sustainable revenue. Traction is how well your business idea is being received by its target marketplace, which can be measured in terms of customers or revenue. Across 12 weeks, you will engage with practical methods of activating your Sales Funnel (your customer’s journey) to successfully turn your target audience into paying customers.

Learning Objective

To gain first customers and boost early revenue



Weekly virtual sessions guiding you through each topic – all delivered by leading experts.

Suitable for

Founders with a product or service to sell who are looking to gain customers and revenue. Founders must be residents of a LIFT Borough (Camden, Hackney, Islington or Tower Hamlets).



Min. 2 hrs a week for 12 weeks. Plus, 1 hr a week of peer to peer support (Accountability Groups).


The Curriculum

Lean Business Model Canvas

Your Customer & their Problem

Landing Pages & Lead Magnets

Product Strategy & No-Code Tools

Understanding the Sales Funnel

Email Marketing & Automation

Traffic, Copy & Content Marketing

About LIFT

LIFT (Leading Inclusive Futures through Technology) is a three-year programme across Camden, Hackney, Islington and Tower Hamlets that helps underserved residents, (especially women and Black, Asian and minority ethnic communities) into good local jobs in the knowledge economy (tech, digital, sciences and creative production) and supports businesses and start-ups in these sectors.


Hamish Mackay, LIFT  – lift.futures@islington.gov.uk
Kelly Breslin, OneTech – Kelly@capitalenterprise.org

Apply for LIFT Bootstrap School if:

- You Live in the boroughs of Camden, Hackney, Islington or Tower Hamlets
- You are eager to learn and ready to commit for the duration of the course

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