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We started it all with a vision - to see a world with fewer barriers to innovation.

5 years down the line, we’ve helped over 500 ventures start or scale. We’ve supported over 2,000 leaders to build skills and we regularly have 100% happy feedback from our founders - yay!

As a fast-growing, mission-led organisation, we thrive on innovation. There’s always a lot of excitement at Foundervine for trying to do things differently. And it makes no two days the same.

In October, we announced our 5-year impact report. We were taken aback to see everything we’ve strived for, laid out in more than 100 pages of impact. I am very excited to see what the next 5 years have in store. 

 

New business, expansion and growth. Bigger impact stories.

Enjoy the newsletter - and let us know what you think,

Izzy

Founervine Programs
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Immerse with
Lloyds Bank

The Immerse programme has been created by Foundervine in partnership with Lloyds Bank, for Black-owned businesses, to offer access, resources,

skills and support in building and scaling their business ventures. We do this through Community Gatherings, Pitch and Cocktail Nights, Finance Workshops and Accelerators.

Wray
Forward

Wray Forward, is a free and

inclusive programme built to nurture the foundations of the entrepreneurial community. The programme provides a series of activities that begin with understanding your individual talents and leveraging them to drive your entrepreneurial pursuits to support your business to scale and grow.

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Diverse Founders Programme

The Diverse Founders Programme offers flexible workspace solutions to early-stage entrepreneurs from ethnically diverse backgrounds.

This programme offers WeWork All Access passes to founders for a period of 12 months and provides flexibility to work from hundreds of WeWork locations worldwide.

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Barclays Black Venture Growth Programme

The Barclays Black Venture Growth Programme is a 16-week programme for the UK's most promising scaleups in the technology and innovation sectors. By providing tailored business and investment-readiness support, the programme aims to remove fundraising barriers and accelerate these businesses' growth trajectory.

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Barclays Black Founder Accelerator

The Barclays Black Founder Accelerator is a dedicated 12-week programme designed to champion Black founder-led businesses through a series of masterclasses and one-to-one mentoring to help them accelerate and grow. Bringing expertise from a range of industries, the programme will provide you with the tools to accelerate your business.

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The
Ascend Programme

Ascend will support scale-stage ventures to access fundraising support and thrive in a competitive business environment. Through a 3-month investment readiness accelerator, the businesses will receive funding and business development advice, mentorship, relationship brokerage and peer to peer support.

Community

The Foundervine Fellowship offers individuals a unique opportunity to harness the strength of collective wisdom, embrace diverse perspectives, and benefit from the unwavering support and inspiration of fellow participants.

The Foundervine Community Advisory Group are a dynamic collective of individuals spanning various career stages, from seasoned entrepreneurs to tech industry pioneers, with a clear mission: to understand and champion the diverse needs of our vibrant community.

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We are dedicated to creating an unparalleled experience for our community, and we invite you to join us. The quarterly Founders' Breakfast Clubs, are events that provide the perfect time for founders, rising stars and experts to unite and connect with each other.

CompanyNews
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Founderfest 2024 is just around the corner, scheduled for June, and it promises to be a monumental gathering of over 500 professionals, including investors, founders, and industry experts from various sectors. Building on the success of Founderfest 2023, which reached over 300,000 people, we are actively seeking event sponsors who share our commitment to supporting diverse entrepreneurs. If you or anyone you know is interested in becoming a sponsor, please fill out the form below or feel free to reach out to us directly at [email protected].

​Expanding Horizons
to the US

Foundervine is actively seeking connections with investors in the US. In Quarter 1 of the upcoming year, we are planning a trip to the US and would love to engage with investors and organisations that are committed to supporting diverse entrepreneurs.

 

If you or someone you know would like to meet with us, please don't hesitate to reach out to us at [email protected].

We're looking for speakers and mentors!

If you are passionate about making a difference and would like to contribute by delivering masterclasses, mentoring, or coaching for our founders, please get in touch.

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