Founders Hub is the investment arm of the Sopro Group. It is here that we work with the UK’s most exciting start-up and scale-up businesses, nurturing their growth through two formal programmes, both lasting 18-24 months:
The Incubate Programme works with business founders at the very early stage of their journey. In some cases, they simply have a vision and the facts to back it up. Others have formed a business that is just beginning to gain traction.See the programme
The Accelerate Programme is for more established businesses that want to get to the next level. Our team works with these businesses to create and implement a business plan that will scale up your business.See the programme
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Job description Headquartered in Brighton and launched in 2021, Founders Hub is a community platform for Entrepreneurs and Founders to collaborate, share knowledge and resources and pitch for investment. With over 1,000 active members and growing rapidly, Founders Hub is fast becoming the go-to resource for entrepreneurs to learn from peers. Founders Hub was created […]
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