Why you should quit your job and apply to BGV...

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Bethnal Green Ventures is an accelerator programme for early stage tech ventures working on stuff that matters: technology that tackles our biggest social and environmental challenges.

Applications for summer 2013 open March 6th, to apply: www.bethnalgreenventures.com

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Why you should quit your job and apply to BGV...

  1. 1. Where we started
  2. 2. We built a prototype We built a prototype • Used our own money and got a free venue from the Young Foundation • Started (evenings only) 12 week programme in September 2010 • Very high rating from founders - proved the need. 6 teams • 2 have raised investment (Good Gym andweeks 12 Flip) self-funded 3 teams raised money
  3. 3. Then did it for real Did it for real • 50 applications, 18 interviews, 6 teams selected • Monday Dinners • Office Hours • Mentoring applications, 50 6 teams £15k equity investment 12 weeks at Google Campus
  4. 4. The programme Our philosophy • Be honest • Be experimental (lean startup) • Be helpful (promiscuously collaborative)Monday speakersOffice hoursMentoring
  5. 5. Demo Day Massive progress 150 attendees
  6. 6. Now we’re going to do it again, Now we want to growbut bigger and better! • 2 cohorts of 10 teams each year • Grow our mentor network • Grow our investor network • Grow our alumni network2 cohorts per year10 teams per cohortGrow our networks
  7. 7. Applications open March 6th£15,000 investment for 6% equity 3 month support programme 6 months of free office spaceA network of mentors, investors and customers Lots of free food!
  8. 8. www.bethnalgreenventures.com @bg_ventureshello@bethnalgreenventures.com

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