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the stats

  • DatesJanuary 2013 - March 2015
  • Participants1500 startups
  • Funded£14,200,000

the client

The Startup Loans Company; Departmant for Business, Innovation and Skills

the brief

Start-Up Loans tasked School For Startups to provide budding entrepreneurs over the age of 18 years with a range of support, including access to a business mentor and capital, with an average loan of £10,000, to help get their business idea moving.

the solution

School for Startups introduced “Launchers”:

The School for Startups Launchers programme would provide essential teaching from some of the most successful leaders in their field to help turn a brilliant idea into a success story

  • An active community on-hand, online, 24/7 providing advise support – or simply an opportunity to share thoughts with other like-minded entrepreneurs
  • A personal mentor available for regular 1-to-1 coaching sessions who’s been there and made the mistakes, so the start-ups didn’t follow suit
  • Incredibly easy funding: low interest government-backed finance that help budding entrepreneurs reach their goal faster, with no nasty surprises

the outcome

  • School for Startups delivered over £14.2m worth of loans to young entrepreneurs over 2 years
  • Helped launch 1,500 businesses
  • School for Startups became the Government’s largest delivery partner
  • Schools for Startups was a key player in achieving the targets of the Startup Loans

the relevant services

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Helping Governments

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