We can help you whatever stage you are at.

We help founders to develop new start-ups that have potential for positive economic, social and environmental impact.

Our flagship programme, IGNITE, is a comprehensive incubation programme for founders working full-time on their start-up. It includes essential workshops, mentoring, funding and workspace. START-UP LAB is a short evening programme for aspiring founders who want to explore a start-up idea. IDEAS FOR IMPACT is a one day event for anyone seeking a new start-up idea. And we provide one to one advice START-UP ADVICE CLINICS to answer specific questions from anyone interested in start-ups. We have a COMMUNITY for aspiring entrepreneurs & innovators. If you join, you'll get exclusive access to networks of like-minded students, supports to help you build your side hustle, inspiring guest speakers events and lots more.

Read more about our SUPPORTS here.

Since 2011, we have supported hundreds of founders from diverse backgrounds working on a range of start-up ideas. Find out about our Alumni here

Our Start-Ups have achieved business success and our founders have received international recognition, awards and accolades. Check out NEWS for more.

And our Mentors are entrepreneurs and business owners with real world experience of developing products, accessing markets, raising investment and building teams. Read about just some of our MENTORS here.

REGISTER YOUR INTEREST HERE if you are interested in finding out more about how IGNITE can help you start a business. 



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