Founded by our Fellows, our ventures have been backed by Nesta, WeWork, Bethnal Green Ventures and The Mayor of London – plus they’ve been featured in The Financial Times, The Guardian, VICE, The Evening Standard and many more.

Collectively, they have generated over £2,000,000 revenue and reached over 4000 beneficiaries – from gang members and homeless teens to isolated older people and refugee women.

  • Chatterbox

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

  • 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.

  • Routes

    Routes use theatre to build connections and improve spoken English for refugee and asylum seeking women and running mentoring programmes to connect communities

  • 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.

  • Birdsong

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

  • 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. 

  • Career Accelerator

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

  • Ally

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

  • Nightingale

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

  • Juta

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

  • SupportEd

    SupportEd prevent vulnerable adolescents from being excluded from mainstream education­ through mentoring and emotional literacy coaching.

  • Supply Change

    Supply Change connects social enterprises to the public sector to help them have more impact in their local communities.

  • 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.

  • Pomegranate Workshops

    Pomegranate Workshops supports asylum seekers & refugees, by using creative, expressive art classes to help their wellbeing.

  • Element

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

  • 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.