Tuesday 17th March saw the arrival of the GradFactor bus tour at QMUL – you may have seen it parked behind Arts One. The double decker ‘IncuBus’, a modified London bus, toured five London universities throughout the week in order to promote the Grad Factor Bootcamp – a 12 week intensive business start-up boot camp to be held this summer, mentored by YC, Techstars and Seedcamp Alumni.
During the day the team from IncuBus, GradFactor and Journolink held workshops on funding options and gaining press coverage while also offering one-to-one mentoring and advice. Here’s what some of the team had to say about the day and about the scheme in general….
‘I’m staggered by the creativity and entrepreneurial drive I’ve seen in these student entrepreneurs. All they need is the support and publicity to fly!’
Tet Kofi – Journolink
‘There’s so much talent on campuses today we want to support through our mobile incubator IncuBus London. IncuBus offers a glimpse of what our Camden-based incubator includes with workshops on pitching, funding and press.’
Rishi Chowdhury – IncuBus
The Grad Factor Bootcamp will take place in Camden, London on a double decker bus and will provide students with a 12 week programme to get fit for the world’s greatest accelerators.
- Access to 150 mentors: Mentorship from leading experts and access to investors and our larger network
- Over £500,000 worth of free and discounted resources
- 20+ workshops
The goal of the summer bootcamp is to see more start-ups survive and thrive.
If you’re interested in applying just follow think link: http://www.incubuslondon.com/studentbootcamp.html
GradFactor Enterprises is a Government backed organisation that funds and supports UK university students and recent graduates who wish to launch their own business start-ups.
Further details: www.gradfactor.tv
IncuBus is a Camden based incubator, set on a specifically fitted out London Double Decker bus, offering ‘resident’ businesses a fully supported early stage business environment in which to develop their start-up initiatives.
Further details: www.incubuslondon.com
Journolink offers an on line ‘PR in a box’ service to start-up and early stage businesses, linking the businesses directly to journalists with an interest in small and micro enterprises.
Further details: www.journolink.com