Got an idea for a start-up or venture? Apply for the King’s20 Accelerator today!

What is the King’s20 accelerator?

The King’s20 accelerator is a year-long accelerator programme set up by the Entrepreneurship Instituted aimed at supporting the 20 brightest ventures from King’s to reach their potential.

Ventures can be at any stage of their development and the accelerator is open to all King’s students, staff and alumni (of up to 7 years).

The 2017-2018 programme runs from 3rd October 2017 to 29th September 2018.

Application is open 17 April – 17 June 2017. 

Who is currently on the accelerator? 

Meet the 20 ventures in our Lookbook.

What’s in it for me?

12 months of support

Do you want to launch your own venture or start-up? Do you have an idea that you think will make it? Are you looking for some extra support to make it happen?

You’ll receive an estimated £30,000 support which includes:

– Office space for up to 6 team members in the beautiful new Entrepreneurship co-working space in Bush House, 30 Aldwych

– Weekly coaching from 6 Experts in Residence

– Workshops covering subjects such as Customer Segmentation, Financial Modelling, Startup Law, Sales, Digital Marketing, Design and Public Speaking

– The opportunity to pitch for Scholarship prizes totaling £100,000

– Access to our network of investors, mentors and partners

– Expertise from organisations including Microsoft, Amazon Web Services and Founders Factory

– Support in building leadership, resilience skills and an entrepreneurial mindset. In 2016-2017 we took part in training from the Defence Academy of the United Kingdom.

What do you expect from me?

You can be part of the accelerator part-time or full time (minimum half a day a week + 8 events across the year). We ask that you are committed to making the most of the programme and making your idea happen. This means you are committed to:

  • Participation in the programme, all of which is tailor-made
  • Presence in the accelerator space at least on a weekly basis. N.B. The accelerator is open 7 days a week. Attendance is flexible allowing for lectures, clinics etc.
  • Behaviour appropriate for King’s and for a co-working environment
  • A desire to scale your venture, with our support
  • Having a great time! The programme is all about your personal learning journey and growth – and we want to have as much fun as possible along the way!

What do I have to give in return?

The King’s20 accelerator is a completely free package, unlike other accelerators we will not ask you for any equity or revenue share contribution.

As part of the accelerator programme we will not:

  • Take any shares or equity from your venture
  • Charge you any fees
  • Claim any ownership in your idea or IP.

You have nothing to lose, but everything to gain. The accelerator and the Entrepreneurship Institute are here to support you to start up and scale.

Advancing Innovation in Health

Tuesday, 28th February, 5.30 – 8.30pm
Lecture Theatre 1, New Hunt’s House, Guy’s campus

Keynote speaker: Sir Bruce Keogh KBE, Medical Director, NHS England
Hosted by Professor Sir Robert Lechler, Vice Principal (Health), King’s

King’s College Entrepreneurship Institute and King’s health societies have put together a unique opportunity for you to hear from key opinion leaders in the entrepreneurial world. The event is free and open to all at KCL.

This special event offers you the opportunity to:

  • Vote on the challenges faced by the health industry you feel most passionately about, and learn about the important role innovation and entrepreneurship play in tackling them.
  • Meet our 4 x 4 showcase – Four King’s health innovators, Pankaj Chandak, Project Medicine, Cydar Ltd and QUiPP app who have just four minutes to share their amazing experiences with you – and get you hooked!
  • Speak to leading exhibitors including DigitalHealth.London, King’s Commercialisation Institute and the King’s20 accelerator, followed by a drinks and canapés networking reception.
  • Contribute to your personal learning. You will be emailed a Certificate of Engagement after the event signed by Professor Lechler and Julie Devonshire OBE, Director of the Entrepreneurship Institute.

There will be a reception with free food and drinks, plus the opportunity to build your professional networks and develop contacts that may be beneficial for the next step in your career.

For full details and to register for your place, click here.

New entrepreneurship resources on KEATS

Download free resources from the Entrepreneurship Institute’s virtual learning environment. KEATS course 0ZLS1102 – visit: https://login-keats.kcl.ac.uk/.

Entepreneurship on KEATS

Further Details
In partnership with Enterprise Nation, our Entrepreneurship library supports all types of entrepreneurial learning activities. We provide expert advice, insight and guidance to those who wish to start and scale their own ventures, as well as those who wish to develop as employees or employers in their chosen careers.

The platform provides you with a global resource bank of articles, videos, blogs, presentations and much more. It is also an essential tool for individuals taking part in the King’s Enterprise Award.

 

Are you an entrepreneur and like a cheap dinner?

OneStart Finals Gala

OneStart is the world’s largest healthcare accelerator program dedicated to early-career entrepreneurs. The Finals Pitch Dinner marks the end of the 2016 programme and the final top-10 startups, selected from over 750 applications (from >50 countries) will pitch for £100k.

With that in mind we have reserved 20 reduced price tickets (only £10 down from £50) to our London Finals Pitch Dinner on May 16th for students and post-docs at King’s College London.

Over a 3-course meal we’ll hear 3-minute pitches from each of our top-10 EU startups (learn more by watching their 1-minute pitches). The winner, announced at the end of the evening will receive £100,000 of non-dilutive funding.

What: OneStart Finals Dinner – top 10 EU healthcare startups pitch for £100k

Where: Grand Connaught Rooms (Covent Garden, London)

When: 16 May, reception starts at 6pm, dinner at 7pm

To register your interest simply fill out our quick online form.

Click here to be redirected.

We look forward to meeting you on May 16th.

 

 

Being an unconventional entrepreneur: start your journey

Entrepreneurship@King’s
We are delighted to invite you to the next Enterprise Connect evening:

Being an unconventional entrepreneur

Come and hear successful unconventional entrepreneurs share their stories. Our speakers are proof that any one of us can be entrepreneurial.

The evening will be hosted by Professor Edward Byrne AC, President & Principal of King’s College London, who will be speaking with the entreprenurs below.

Heston Marc Blumenthal OBE
Chef and proprietor of The Fat Duck
@thehestonteam

Jo Malone MBE
British Perfumer and founder of Jo Loves and Jo Malone London
@JoMaloneMBE

Joe Wicks
Founder of The Body Coach, fitness instructor, nutritionist and author of Lean in 15
@thebodycoach

Philip Källberg and Felix Bråberg
King’s Incubate suppoorted venture and co-founders of EatAbout
@eat_about

After the seminar there will be a networking reception, with canapes and drinks, as well as our Venture Hub where you can participate in interactive group discussions and obtain advice & guidance from our expert mentors. The mentors will be covering topics in line with the theme of the evening and giving hands on feedback. You will also have an opportunity to meet King’s students and alumni at the Venture Hub, where the King’s entrepreneurs will be showcasing their start-ups, sharing their experiences and looking to expand their network.

Agenda

Please see the event schedule* below:

18:00 – 18:20 Registration
18:30 – 19:20 Interviews between The Principal and guest entrepreneurs
19:25 – 19:35 Entrepreneur Q&A session
19:35 – 21:00 Networking reception

The Franklin-Wilkins Building is located on Stamford Street, this a five minute walk from Waterloo Station. Map of the area. There is also step free access to the building; for further accessibility information please click here: Accessibility Information. All other inquiries should be directed toward innovation@kcl.ac.uk.

Official hashtag: #econnectors
Spread the word and share your progress: @InnovateKings

Click here to get your ticket