London Business School's Institute of Innovation and Entrepreneurship


The Institute of Innovation and Entrepreneurship – the Institute for tomorrow's great ideas and leaders, aims to enable businesses to recognise and grasp opportunities. We equip current and future leaders with the tools and insights to encourage and channel entrepreneurial initiative, and thus to innovate and prosper.


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Amazon Web Services


Amazon Web Services provides building blocks that you can assemble quickly to support virtually any workload. Adjust them as your needs change, without upfront costs or ongoing commitments and only paying for what you use. Whether you are building applications for colleagues or consumers, enterprise support or ecommerce, with Amazon Web Services you will find a complete set of highly available services which are designed to work together to build sophisticated, scalable applications.



Cleveland Scott York


Cleveland is a firm of intellectual property experts, who help leaders and innovators convert their ideas into strategic business advantage. We go beyond technical and legal advice, and explore and meet your commercial needs. Operating as a seamless extension of your business, Cleveland's attorneys work with you to realise the commercial opportunities that exist in the ideas you generate.




HubSpot is an inbound marketing and sales platform that helps companies attract visitors, convert leads, and close customers.




ihorizon are a London based accounting firm specialising in accounting and finance solutions for entrepreneurs and tech startups. With over 8 years experience in helping entrepreneurs and startups in the tech industry grow and an impressive client list, ihorizon are establishing themselves as the founder's choice in tech startup accounting.

ihorizon guide technology businesses and entrepreneurs throughout their growth, responsive to their needs and supporting dealing with international tax regimes, funding rounds, SEIS, EIS, payroll, VAT, corporate structuring, management support, research and development, grants, EMI share option schemes and DD work on acquisitions and exits.

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Indigo Green


At Indigo Green Consulting, we believe that both businesses and individuals benefit from the design and implementation of robust recruitment practices. We combine functional expertise in recruitment, assessment design and assessor training to ensure that our clients have the relevant tools and the skills to support their talent acquisition. As experts in attraction and selection, we are committed to providing bespoke solutions and support to clients in the recruitment of talent.


Microsoft BizSpark


BizSpark provides free software, support, and visibility to help start-ups succeed. Join BizSpark and become part of a global community that has over 50,000 members in 100+ countries.


PACK by Wilderness


Your start-up digital team.

We shape, launch and grow new ventures.

Helping entrepreneurs, start-up teams and emerging brands build their business and reach their goals.






Santander, through Santander Universities, has been collaborating with over 1,200 universities and academic institutions around the world for 18 years; through an initiative that is one of its kind globally and distinguishes it from other banks and financial institutions. In 2014, the division funded 28,443 scholarships, study aids and professional internships and initiated over 4,400 university projects. By 2018, a total of 1.7 billion euros will have been channeled into supporting higher education projects. In the United Kingdom, the bank holds 81 agreements with universities nationwide and has been collaborating with academic institutions since 2007.



Shoosmiths is a national law firm providing legal services tailored to meet clients’ objectives and goals. The firm has a network of offices including Birmingham, Basingstoke, Edinburgh, London, Manchester, Milton Keynes, Northampton, Nottingham, Reading and Southampton. Shoosmiths’ client-centred approach has defined its achievements for more than 160 years.  The firm works with a spectrum of clients, from small businesses and individuals to FTSE 100 corporates – each requiring expert and dedicated attention




Stripe is the best way to accept card payments on websites and in mobile apps, powering payments for thousands of businesses of every size - from start-ups to blue chip companies. Prior to Stripe, businesses had to spend days communicating with sales reps and filling out complicated forms to begin transacting online. Stripe's APIs are flexible enough to support almost any payment experience; behind the scenes, Stripe takes care of the heavy lifting, from security to daily deposits to your bank account.



Updrive consultants work with established businesses and startups to develop and optimise their pricing and monetisation strategies.

The company's approach is data driven, fact based and supported by bespoke pricing tools and methodologies to provide in-depth professional advice on topics that businesses must get right.




Born in the cloud, Xero is a beautiful, easy-to-use platform for small businesses and their advisors. The company has 1.6 million subscribers in over 180 countries, with more than 355,000 of those in the UK, and a thriving ecosystem seamlessly integrating with 700+ apps. Xero has won a number of awards in the UK. These include winning the Small Business Accounting, Practitioners’ Choice Award at the 2018 Accounting Excellence Awards, Technology Provider of the Year at the British Small Business Awards in 2017, Practice Software of the Year at the British Accountancy Awards and Best Bookkeeping Software and Friendliest Software Provider at the ICB Luca Awards in 2018.