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In collaboration with

Diverse Founders Programme

Supporting founders to achieve success

Applications Closed

About the Programme

The Diverse Founders Programme in collaboration with WeWork will offer flexible workspace solutions to early-stage entrepreneurs from ethnically diverse backgrounds.

This programme will offer WeWork All Access passes to 100 founders for a period of 12 months starting from January 2023. It provides the founders with the flexibility to work from hundreds of WeWork locations worldwide, including in the UK & Ireland. 

Application criteria

Application process

If you would like to apply for the programme, please read the criteria below.​

  • Founders from any industry are welcome to apply

  • Businesses typically at MVP or early revenue

  • Established for a minimum of 3 months and operating in the UK

  • Founding team with at least one member that identifies with an ethnically-diverse background

We have a simple 2-stage application process to ensure
eligible applicants and their businesses are able to gain the most benefit from the programme.​


  • Stage 1: Written application
    Please ensure the business meets the applicant criteria. If it does, then complete the application form.

  • Stage 2: Internal review
    All applications will be reviewed internally and 100 applicants will be provided with the pass. 

Please note: There will be checks every 2 months on card usage. Those applicants not making use of the cards will be automatically removed to make space for others.

What's on offer?

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All Access card with access to flexible workspace worldwide
Two monthly credits for meeting room and private office bookings
Access to workshops & a community of founders & industry experts
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Wifi, printing unlimited coffee and tea and other professional amenities
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When we were first starting out, we all worked remote and didn’t have a base. Access to WeWork spaces has been crucial, as well as the mentorship support that was provided – it allowed us to meet and learn from other people to develop our business.


We also participated in events such as a pop-up WeWork organised for Black History Month, and during that event we met our first corporate client and have been collaborating with them since.

Yemi Awopetu, Founder of Herby Box
Get access to 12 months of flexible workspace solutions
Applications Closed
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WeWork (NYSE: WE) was founded in 2010 with the vision to create environments where people and companies come together and do their best work. Since then, we’ve become one of the leading global flexible space providers committed to delivering technology-driven turnkey solutions, flexible spaces, and community experiences. For more information about WeWork, please visit us at

  • How much do the events cost?
    The Accelerator is free to attend for eligible applicants. ​
  • How do I register for an event?
    Simply complete the sign up form.
  • Do I have to attend all five sessions?
    Yes, as this programme has been designed as a 5-week course, with each session building on the learnings of the last. We are looking for participants who can commit to attending all the sessions.
  • Are all the sessions online?
    Yes, they are all online. You just need a laptop/iPad with a good internet connection to join any session.
  • How can I get in touch if I have any other questions?
    Feel free to email us at [email protected]
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