NEXUS ESG STARTUP PROGRAMME 2021



Are you a creative industry startup seeking to launch and sustainably grow?

Our NEXUS ESG Startup Programme leverages the programme development experience from multiple UK and international startup innovation hubs.

Running for eight weeks and up to four times a year, the NEXUS ESG Startup Programme is designed to give founders the practical knowledge to launch and scale their creative and digital businesses.

You will gain an understanding of the strategic implications of sustainability challenges on your business functions, as we aim to future proof new ideas as attractive propositions for future investment.

Programme Details

Duration: 8 weeks
Starts: Monday 2 August 2021
Ends:  Tuesday 21 September 2021
Stage: Early-stage: pre-seed and seed stage
Format: Virtual/ 1 day per week (+1 coaching session)
Cohort: 20 - 30 startups approx

Demo Day: Friday 24th September 2021

Who It's For

Startups in the creative industries developing solutions in Technology, digital, media, film, fashion, gaming, VR and events, seeking alignment in Environment, Social & Corporate Governance (ESG).

Programme Features

Masterclass Talks

Learn valuable insights and strategies on building and scaling creative industry and technology-focused startups from experienced founders, CEOs and leaders in their field.

One-to-One Startup Coaching

Get individual meetings and one-to-one sessions to help you develop your startup and reach the next level in your entrepreneurial journey.

Partnerships and Business Opportunities

Develop partnerships and connections, and access new opportunities in the creative industries and startup ecosystem with NEXUS and participating partners.

Virtual Community

Connect with other participants and get peer-to-peer learning through virtual community sessions and experiences.

Programme Dates

2 August, 10.00-15.00
3 August, 10.00-12.00
9 August, 10.00-15.00
16 August, 10.00-15.00
23 August, 10.00-12.00
31 August, 10.00-15.00
6 September, 10.00-15.00
13 September, 10-00-15.00
20 September, 10.00-15.00
24 September, 10.00-12.00

TO BE ACCESSED WITH LOG-IN ONCE STARTUPS JOIN THE PROGRAMME

Application Deadline

Friday 30th July 2021

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Selection Criteria

You will have a scalable business model, an existing MVP, and able to demonstrate commercial value. No more than 40 startups in total will be selected for this programme.

Facilitators

NEXUS a forward-thinking collaborative incubator that operates as a physical and digital hub, to support the creative community.
AD:K develops tech hubs, startups and ecosystems internationally for entrepreneurs, corporate companies and governments in 30 cities around the world.

FAQ

What are the key dates?
The deadline for joining is 30th July 2021.
The programme starts on the 2nd August 2021.
The programme Demo Day is on the 24th September.
The programme ends on the 24th September.

Will Nexus or any of its partners take equity in the startups?
No. Neither NEXUS or any partners in this programme take equity in participating startups.
The main purpose of this programme is to help founders with a focus on ESG launch and scale their creative and digital businesses and to help our programme partners identify and work with new innovative startups in their market.

What stage of startups is this programme for?
This programme is aimed at early-stage startups, with an existing MVP, who have either yet to raise any investment or funding or that have raised a small amount of seed investment or funding.

Do startups have to be revenue-generating?
No. Startups do not have to be generating revenue yet to join this programme. You can be pre-revenue and still join this programme. However, you do have to show that your startup/offering has commercial value.

Do I need to include a presentation/pitch deck to apply?
No. You do not have to include a deck if you do not currently have one. However, you should include your deck if you have one when joining.

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