The newly launched £15 million initiative Growth Campus by WeWork – a global workspace hub – is aimed at boosting the UK’s entrepreneurial ecosystem and playing its part in the economic recovery.
The pandemic has opened up a big challenge for growth-companies, with innovation being key to a thriving economy and Growth Campus wants to create ‘solid partnerships with all startup ecosystem players’.
The resource-sharing community is open to startups and scale-ups, accelerators and incubators, investors of all sizes and corporates with an innovation agenda.
Applicants will need to be a London-based startup, preped for growth across the UK and abroad, and have a turnover of up to £2m.
Members will have access to subsidised office space and WeWork Labs, which offers virtual acceleration support such as, virtual mentoring and coaching opportunities, customised educational programming, a global network and member community, and exclusive member benefits and discounts.
Mathieu Proust, General Manager, WeWork UK, Ireland and Emerging Markets says: “The pandemic has clearly been an accelerator in disrupting the way we work. Working from home has stifled productivity, collaboration and creativity, and as many companies begin to think about returning to the office, Growth Campus can offer the network and workspace designed to help businesses thrive.
“WeWork has always been a hub for entrepreneurs and we know the power our diverse community can have on driving success – now more than ever.”
Application for Growth Campus is on an ongoing basis.
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