Launch a social startup in a year!
Year Here is an immersive full-time course in social innovation, kicking off in February 2020.
We believe that starting a scalable social business could be your best shot at impact – and that learning on the frontline is where you need to start.
Over 10 months, you’ll gain deep insight into complex social issues and learn to build entrepreneurial solutions to society’s toughest problems – from the housing crisis to knife crime.
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Beyond Year Here Finish the programme with a venture and you’ll get seed funding, business support, desk-space and client introductions to launch your business.
Our alumni have launched 30 social ventures including:
• Cracked It, the tech repair service staffed by ex-gang members. Social Enterprise of the Year 2018 and 2019.
• Birdsong the feminist fashion brand selling wardrobe stapes made by women paid a fair wage. Featured in Vogue, Dazed and Vice.
• Appt, a HealthTech business that uses behavioural economics to help patients manage their long-term conditions – with multi-year investment from Innovate UK.
• Chatterbox, an online language tuition platform powered by refugee talent, featured in The Economist, Tech Crunch and The Times.
Those that don’t start a venture join other fast-growing social startups like The Difference, BeyondMe, Switchback and Matr.
Our impact Since launching in 2013 at 10 Downing St, we have worked with 192 Fellows who collectively have contributed 118,000 hours to crucial frontline services.
Our 30 alumni ventures have raised millions in investment and reached over 5,000 service users to date.
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