- Start a company that addresses pre-validated market problems;
- Gain access to key stakeholders, expertise, datasets and insights to discover pressing problems within industries;
- £1,500 / m stipend and own 100% of your company;
- Find a co-founder on the programme;
- Our latest cohort (addressing the media/broadcast/gaming/sports and betting sectors), begins in 2019 - apply here
Too often, technical founders create companies to only later discover that they do not address real market problems. Even worse, getting to this conclusion often takes years of founders’ time as they go through several business iterations.
The Bakery has set up the Start Programme to enable you to build companies that respond to immediate challenges faced by industry today. We give you exclusive access to the key stakeholders – the decision makers and people who matter – within corporates who possess decades of industry experience. Through joining Start you’ll go through a journey to discover the sector’s true pain points, while at the same time securing the best footing available upon which to start a company, solving real market needs.
We’ve unlocked the problems, found your first customer (even your first potential investor): now all we need is you.
Members of the cohort are placed onto a structured programme where you can meet a co-founder, gain access to corporates’ real pain points, and develop a network with London’s investment and entrepreneurial community. At different stages of the programme teams are eligible to raise a pre-seed and seed round from our fund, as well as receiving a guaranteed monthly stipend of £1,500.
If you’re a software engineer or entrepreneur looking to build a new company that addresses proven market needs, we want to meet you.
Our next cohort begins in January 2019, and will be addressing the sports, e-sports, broadcast, gaming and betting sectors.
Apply here: https://thebakery.com/start