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Incubator programme welcomes new practitioners

As the Incubator Programme enters its eighth year, we are delighted to welcome a couple of new practitioners to the line-up, who each provide professional expertise in their respective areas of specialisation. An extensive support package worth around £2m will be made available to the 11 alumni founder teams selected for the 2017/18 cohort.

Adding to the existing supporters, Shoosmiths, a national law firm, have generously offered to provide each team with at least five hours of pro bono assistance. Steven Barnett, who has an established track record of working with a number of the School’s past Incubator businesses, represents Shoosmiths. The client-centred firm works with a spectrum of organisations, from small businesses and individuals, to FTSE 100 corporates.

Arrangements have been finalised for the addition of ihorizon, a London based firm specialising in accounting and finance solutions. With over eight years experience in helping entrepreneurs and startups, ihorizon are establishing themselves as the founder's choice in tech startup accounting. They specialise in supporting business owners with international tax regimes, funding rounds, SEIS, EIS, payroll, VAT, corporate structuring, management support, research and development, grants, EMI share option schemes and DD work on acquisitions and exits.

The Incubator Programme makes available a comprehensive support package which allows occupants to continue to use the School’s facilities including dedicated office space, and to access a full range of support offered by a number of professional service providers. 

Full details about the Incubator Programme, its supporters, the businesses it supports and how to apply are available here.