Founded by our Fellows, our ventures have been backed by Nesta, WeWork, Bethnal Green Ventures and The Mayor of London.

They’ve collectively generated over £1,000,000 revenue and reached over 3000 beneficiaries – from gang members and homeless teens to isolated older people and refugee women.

  • Ally

    A chatbot that gives vulnerable young people the information and tools they need to escape the cycle of homelessness.

  • Chatterbox

    Social enterprise Chatterbox trains refugees as foreign language tutors and connects them with students and professionals across the UK.

  • The Hard Yard

    The Hard Yard is a fitness brand employing ex-prisoners to design and lead tough bodyweight workouts across London.

  • Routes

    Routes is a language school running theatre-based English language workshops for female refugees and migrants.

  • Birdsong

    A fashion brand selling clothes handcrafted by women’s groups – from elderly knitters to migrant seamstresses – with a ‘no sweatshops, no photoshop’ ethos.

  • The Good Wood Workshop

    The Good Wood Workshop is a woodworking school providing accessible and affordable education in construction skills to unemployed young adults.

  • Ranwö

    Ranwö is a virtual assistant platform empowering, educating and supporting struggling single mothers by providing them with flexible jobs.

  • Kitchenette Karts

    A street food truck selling sandwiches inspired by the East End – and creating pathways into entrepreneurship for unemployed young people.

  • Appt

    An SMS platform that uses behavioural economics to help patients manage their long-term conditions –and GPs to hit their NHS targets. 

  • Nightingale

    Nightingale is software that helps schools with the early identification of mental health and wellbeing concerns through data analytics.

  • ShareCare

    ShareCare is a platform connecting low income parents together to find communal, affordable childcare – freeing them up to learn skills, earn money or just get some rest.

  • Career Accelerator

    A careers programme helping school students from underrepresented backgrounds prepare for jobs in the tech sector.

  • Juta

    Juta (জুতা), meaning shoe in Bengali, makes and sells upcycled leather espadrilles with socially marginalised women in East London.

  • Fat Macy’s

    Roving restaurant Fat Macy’s trains homeless Londoners to run supper clubs, with profits going into a savings scheme helping them raise a deposit for their first flat.

  • InCommon

    A resident-powered welcome programme building community in sheltered housing for older people.

  • Migrateful

    Migrateful is a cookery initiative where refugees and migrants teach their traditional cuisines to the public.

  • ArtThou

    ArtThou is a consultancy that uses participatory art as a tool to engage communities and enliven spaces.

  • Element

    Element is a programme in emotional wellbeing and personal development for young people leaving care and establishing their adult lives.

  • Maxx

    Maxx is a FinTech startup that tackles the poverty premium with a chatbot designed to help low-income households to manage their incomes.

  • Cracked It

    Cracked It trains young people who are involved in gangs or are at risk of school exclusion to fix cracked iPhones, as an entrepreneurial route away from gang crime.

  • A Good Life

    A digital platform that supports frontline workers in the homelessness sector to be brilliant at their jobs.

  • Bread & Roses

    Bread & Roses is a social enterprise set up to address the financial and social isolation suffered by refugee women as a result of the debilitating UK asylum process.

  • Settle

    A homelessness charity that trains and supports vulnerable young people to move out of temporary housing and into their first home.