The Inclusive Entrepreneurs Programme has been supporting early-stage entrepreneurs from under-represented groups, particularly young people (those aged under 30) from Black, Asian, and Minority ethnic backgrounds who often face disproportionate and significant barriers to success compared to their white counterparts.
The Programme has also supported female entrepreneurs and/or those with disabilities.
We worked closely with participating entrepreneurs to understand their experience of the programme. Read their case studies and profiles below in the map of Islington.
“All the ideas resonated with us”
Inclusive Entrepreneurs Programme participant
Who we’ve worked with
The following businesses successfully applied for seed-funding from the Inclusive Entrepreneurs Programme (IEP), and took part in the personalised programme of blended training and consultancy.
- Alis Learning A Dyslexic reading application
- Anaqaa Apparel Makes modest clothing for women
- Diamanti London Fashion brand with carnival focus
- Ekuah-Rose Chili and herb condiments
- Firstline Cleaning Service Commercial and residential cleaning
- Harmony & Hope Boutique Fashion business with a percentage of profits going to charities
- Magic Panda Asian grocery store
- Marogmi Afro-Caribbean inspired hand-painted home textiles
- Mayaroma Essential oils
- Mint Photo Studios Photographic and creative hub/studio
- Nails by Henrii A Mobile nail salon
- PlantMates Online marketplace for pre-loved house plants
- Popcorn TV Online creative hub for children
- RENPOWERMENT Life and success coaching business for women
- Spaces Business Develops empty spaces and buildings into co-usage spaces
- The Life-Giving Project Women-only classes for holistic practices
- Trampoline Café that supports refugees
Masterclasses provided as part of the programme covered a wide range of essential knowledge, including business planning and management; how to use data to increase business opportunities; and turning online marketing and social media posts into real sales.