Validator Programme

Our new-look, Validator programme is a pre-accelerator which will provide you with the support, structure and practical time you need to really interrogate, test and validate any business ideas.

Offering you priority 1:1 and peer-to-peer support, this 6-week programme and associated pitch competition will help you to turn your idea(s) into the real-deal, taking your new or existing business to the next level and helping you to become funding ready whilst giving you practical tools outside the programme to use in the future.  
 
The validator is a pre-accelerator which means you may have goals of deciding if the idea has legs, registering or launching your business and / or applying for our next Start-Up Fund round - for your chance to be awarded up to £5000! 
 
Our new-look Validator programme will give you the time and virtual space and support required to move things forward around your studies and expert guest speakers and mentors will be on-hand throughout. The programme will be for all who wish to validate an idea but with bespoke online support for Freelancers, Sole Traders, Limited Companies and Social Enteprise/Charities.  

The time commitment and being able to get involved is really flexible: 2-3hours a week and options to join in person at two venues Start-up Lab Loughborough University and FutureSpace Loughborough University London, along with being streamed online.  

The live sessions are in week 1, 3, 5 on Thursdays 5-7pm. Weeks 2,4,6 are self learning and meeting with a mentor no pre set time. 

Start Date 07th July 2022 – 5-7pm with a 1-2-1 with a LEN team member before this date to discuss your needs and how it works should your application be successful.  
 
Interested in taking part? 
Apply here by Thursday 30th June 2022 (11.59pm) to be considered for this exciting opportunity!*