Hi everyone, we are a Non-profit organisation, Ltd by Guarantee and a Social Enterprise. We are a Christian organisation that we support women, children and youth to escape poverty and abuse for 10 years.
The last three years, we helped 120 women to start-up business and to escape the cycle of benefits and [url removed, login to view] found out that the two main things that need it for our start-up to succeed are training and affordable space.
We offer them training and mentoring but is difficult to provide affordable space. The building that we have is more than enough for us and we would love to share it. With the right redecoration of our space, we can create space for over 70 start-ups, meeting space, an innovation and production hub with 3D printers and laser cutters where women and young people will be trained and use them to create their own projects and start their own business.
WHAT IS AN INCUBATOR
The incubator concept is simple and appealing. An incubator is a multi tenant facility providing affordable space and an environment that promotes the growth of small companies. Initially, some incubators provided an inexpensive physical environment to spinouts in what had been old or vacant buildings. Later incubators concentrated on the companies themselves, helping them to grow by creating an entrepreneurial environment. A range of services was developed to assist the small company: shared support services, such as the availability of secretarial help, a receptionist, and access to copiers and professional services, including business planning and legal, accounting, and marketing support. Access to working capital was also arranged through the provision of debt financing and equity financing, government grant/loan assistance, and connection to a financial network of angels, banks, and venture capitalists.
We want to run a crowdfunding page for £30,000 to achieve our goals and to build an ongoing fundraising strategy.
If you have the experience and what we do is your passion, please contact us.