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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Happy New Year from all of us at Founders Hub. We hope you had a restful Christmas and that 2023 brings you heaps of success. We have some important updates to make you aware of from Founders Hub. Since we launched Founders Hub, our community has grown from zero to over 3000 business leaders, and […]
byRyan Welmans January 16, 2023
Are you an agile founder? Here’s why promoting a culture of flexibility, developing emotional intelligence, and being adaptable is the key to business success. The world is constantly changing around us, so it’s important that your business keeps up with it. Agile businesses have been shown to improve customer satisfaction and increase employee engagement as […]
byColette Hagan-Young January 4, 2023
We’ve collaborated with the Peter Jones Foundation to offer six selected Founders Hub members to be partnered with a mentor. When you’re running a business, mentorship can be an invaluable tool. The support from founder to founder in our community can be a fantastic help to entrepreneurs but having 121 dedicated mentors can take you […]
byLily Ruaah November 16, 2022
Long-time friends Ryan Welmans and Rob Harlow founded Sopro in 2015 with the sole aim of modernising email lead generation to provide reliable, cost-effective lead flow.
But as Sopro’s customer base grew, they connected with hundreds of startups and founders. Most were going through business challenges common to many startups, and which Sopro is in a unique position to help.
So while Sopro was growing to 200 employees and being named Campaign Magazine’s Tech Company of the year, Ryan and Rob were busy behind the scenes. They invested in a select group of businesses and used Sopro’s systems, expertise and resources to create a low-cost sales pipeline and build better digital systems and platforms.
With several successful ventures behind them, the founders developed a formal accelerator programme and created the Founders Hub, a social platform for entrepreneurs and Founders to come together and share knowledge, resources and pitch for investment.