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Co-Founders

A 12 week programme for people with ideas and ambition to come together to create start-ups that could change the world.

Apply for Co-Founders 2023

Co-Founders 2023 applications are now live.

What is Co-Founders?

A Co-Founder is a person who, in conjunction, with one or two others, is instrumental in starting a business.

Co-Founders is a one night a week programme for anyone who wants to be a co-founder in a start-up team and has the desire to explore the viability of a business idea.

Our programme brings together a wide range of people from diverse backgrounds, allowing you to meet potential collaborators you wouldn’t even know existed. Through our learning workshops, mentors, events and networking, we’ll help you build a team to ‘try out’ creating a start-up in a safe, risk-free environment. Pre-formed teams are also welcome to join.

Who should apply for Co-Founders?

Co-Founders is open to anyone.

We are looking for people who are interested in creating a start-up. Both the people who haven’t found a good idea yet but have skills they could bring to a start-up team, as well as people who already have a great idea, but need a team of skilled people to make it happen. We are also open to teams that have already formed.

Our programme brings together a wide range of people from diverse backgrounds, allowing you to meet potential collaborators you wouldn’t even know existed, and through our learning workshops, mentors, events and networking – help you to try out creating a start-up in a safe, risk-free environment.

Every year we see a full array of outcomes. Ideas succeeding and failing. New ideas developing.

At the programme’s core, Co-Founders is about connecting our community, regardless of background, to develop new ideas and solutions, and accelerate their own personal development.

You don’t need to be an experienced entrepreneur.   

You don’t need to have a qualification.   

You only need to have the drive to bring an idea to reality.  

Meet the Co-Founders Team

Patrick McIlveen

Patrick McIlveen

Programme Associate

Hannah Cummings

Hannah Cummings

Programme Manager

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