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New cohort of startups join the LBS Incubator Programme

The new academic year has brought with it a fresh cohort of 11 exciting early stage ventures which, collectively, represent the 2018/19 Incubator Programme.

While the initiative encourages applications from start-ups across a wide range of sectors, it is no surprise that both proptec and fintec appeared as consistent themes across several of the businesses. In addition to this we welcomed a couple of alcoholic beverages, as well as schemes for a recyclable plastic bottle social enterprise and electric scooter sharing.

In line with the Incubator criteria, applications were received from alumni who have graduated within the last three years with representation coming from across all of our degree programmes. The School’s huge congratulations go to the following final line-up:

  1. AirFund
  2. Fineazy
  3. GQS Hedge Fund
  4. Jellani
  5. Parallelai
  6. PartnerInsight
  7. SearchSmartly
  8. Skwire
  9. The Ocean Bottle
  10. Vita Vodka
  11. ZumaScooters

Aside from taking residence in the School’s on-campus Incubator facility known as The House for the duration of their 10-month stay, the Founders will receive an extensive support programme from a host of Supporters who will provide workshops, 1-2-1 advisory sessions and free resources equivalent to over £200k in kind per business. We wish all 11 teams an exciting year ahead and look forward to supporting them throughout their journey over the coming months.