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Empowering entrepreneurs and ecosystems globally

At S4S we provide programs that are based on experience and evidence. We work across the ecosystem supporting entrepreneurs, trainers, policy makers, universities, accelerators, incubators, institutional and angel investors.

Highlights

Our Services

Mentoring and Coaching

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Entrepreneurship Training and Support Programs

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Investment Fund management Startup, Seed and Social Purpose

Workshops

Curricula Development and University Programs

Feastivals

Government Policy Advice

Building Entrepreneurial Ecosystems

Case Studies

Innovate UK

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School for Startups were selected to develop core curricula and to train selected experts in the delivery of this content as part of the Innovate UK SME Growth Programme.

Entrepreneurs 
& Education Programme

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Funded by the Department of Business, Innovation & Skills, Entrepreneurs and Education Programme was a three-year national programme striving to embed entrepreneurship and innovation across Further Education and Higher Education Institutions.

Launcher

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Acting as the largest delivery partner to the Startup Loans Company, our Launcher programme offered new business owners a package of funding, training, a supportive community and regular mentoring.

Makegood

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Makegood unleashes the UKs freshest and hottest new Creative Startup talent in a festival of pop-ups over 3 days in the summer. Alongside the startup marketplace resides a thought-challenging conference & workshop programme featuring some of the leading minds and mavens of culture and business.

One Young World

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OYW is a UK-based charity that gathers together the brightest young leaders from around the world, empowering them to make lasting connections to create positive change.

Paul Smith

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School for Startups held an intensive one-day workshop for all the brand managers of each product line to help them become more entrepreneurial and to increase gross contribution to the business.

School for Creative Startups Kent

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School for Creative Startups called upon Kent’s aspiring creative entrepreneurs to get their business idea off the ground. Normally costing participants £3,500 each, Kent County Council fully funded 100 places on this Folkestone-based programme for Kent County residents, local business owners, or those intending to start a business based in Kent.

S4S Colombia Creative Program

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Helping young companies in the Creative Industries supercharge their business model.

S4S Nigeria

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In partnership with The World Bank, DIFD and Lagos Business School, School for Startups delivered vital business skills training and grant funding to over 1200 young businesses in Nigeria.

S4S Romania

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School for Startups worked in partnership with the Post-Privatization Foundation (FPP) to develop and deliver a training programme which provided live class training, online mentoring and webinars to two cohorts over 2 years. The aim of the programme was to increase the business’ chance of survival and likelihood of generating jobs and economic growth.

S4S Southwest Peninsula

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Funded by the Regional Growth Fund, School for Startups South West Peninsula programme was a free, intensive course of training, support and business advice open to new businesses in the South West of England.

S4S Wales

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Working in partnership with The Welsh Government, School for Startups trained hundreds of entrepreneurs in Cardiff, Swansea and St Asaph in web based tools, including social media and digital marketing. The aim of the programme was to teach entrepreneurs how to leverage the web in order to grow their business.

San Andres: The Startup Archipelago

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A high-value, high-quality tourism sector supporting wealth creation of local entrepreneurs, a social concord across all local stakeholders

Windows of Opportunity

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Funded by the Department of Business, Innovation & Skills we created Windows of Opportunity, a series of free events designed to inform entrepreneurs, businesses and investors about all the new and innovative types of money and investment opportunities out there.