Trampoline is a café in Camden Passage which trains and employs refugees so they can go on to other jobs with a reference and being more experienced.
Pranav had already planned the launch of the café when he saw the Inclusive Entrepreneurship Programme in an Islington newsletter and thought it would be a really helpful accompaniment to the stage his business was at due to its targeted approach.
While he had experience in running start-ups before, the consultancy support was invaluable due to the tailored nature of it which meant he could bring challenges he was facing with the business and tackle them in a supportive environment. He was also able to get marketing expertise to apply to his social media accounts, which would be key in keeping the footfall into the café up.
The grant was also a much-needed element that he was able to spend on things like raw materials, equipment and developing a website.
While his business kept him extremely busy (as all entrepreneurs tend to be), Pranav did still make time for some of the other programme activities, including attending a masterclass on ‘using data to increase business opportunities’ and nominated his employee to attend an Action Learning Set in his place on ‘connecting with our audience and demonstrating expertise.’