Do you want to build a start-up that can transform Africa in just 54 hours?
In collaboration with EY Foundation, Foundervine are bringing #SU54 Social Enterprise to 1 More London Place on 25 - 27 May.
Startup 54 brings together ambitious changemakers, young professionals and aspiring social entrepreneurs to form teams, build prototypes and launch new business ventures.
Participants select ideas with the most promise and make as much progress on the business as possible over the course of only 54 hours. In addition, business leaders and mentors are on hand to share their insights and experience.
This immersive three day experience is designed to launch new ventures that have a strong social impact. Entrepreneurs will be in the ideal environment for start-up magic to happen.
Arrival and check in
introduction from foundervine
talk: starting up 101
inspirational speaker david mcqueen: idea to reality
the key ingredients of a good business idea
opportunity to pitch ideas and vote
Teams start forming and discussing ideas
*After we close, teams are free to carry on working on their ideas but we advise a good night's sleep before day 2!
wrap up and close*
masterclass: business modelling
using the business model canvas
masterclass: customer discovery
understanding your customers and conducting research
get out and do some research
customer discovery recap
Gain feedback and advice from our star mentors
gain feedback and advice from our star mentors
wrap up and close*
*After we close, teams are free to carry on working on their ideas but we advise a good night's sleep before day 3!
check in and energy session
designing a good user experience (UX)
craft the perfect pitch
take a rest break
masterclass: funding & finance
understand your financials
group work/ pitch prep
+ working lunch
welcome pitch guests
teams pitch their start ups to judging panel
wrap up and close
winners announced and prizes
We would love your support if you share our mission to make the enterprise sector a more inclusive, diverse space where young people from all backgrounds have the space to grow.
Supporting our work is a great way to show your commitment to under-represented communities, and to gain access to a network of talented organisations, start ups and young people. For more information about sponsorship, contact us here.
School, universities and community groups
Foundervine’s goal is to build the entrepreneurial capability of young people from all backgrounds. We are keen to have as many young people at startup 54 as possible, so they have a chance to gain an learn, network and access targeted support.
We have a number of discounted tickets available to school groups, and we would be happy to discuss this further with your school or university. Contact us using the link below.