The application process has two stages:
Stage 1: A business must apply to join the Incubator by 15th May 2020
To be considered at this stage, the business must:
The application will be considered by a Committee comprising The Incubator Chair, the Executive Director of the Institute of Innovation and Entrepreneurship, one of the School’s Entrepreneur Mentors in Residence and an alumni entrepreneur (a founder of a business that has previously occupied incubation space).
The Committee reviews the applications and decides which businesses are shortlisted to return to pitch in mid-September for a place in the final cohort.
Stage 2: Mid-September, the Committee welcomes back the shortlisted applicants to hear them pitch, after which the Committee decides on who will be admitted to the programme for the period ending 31 July the following year.
Admission is competitive although a successful applicant must:
Selection of the successful businesses will be communicated within one week of the final pitch date.
The next application closing date is 15th May 2020.