City Launch Lab
City Launch Lab is incubation space in the heart of Tech City for City’s student and graduate entrepreneurs.
Are you a current City student, or graduate and working on a viable business idea?
Are you keen to contribute to a growing community of City entrepreneurs?
At City Launch Lab you can:
- Gain FREE access to desk space, meeting rooms and Wi-Fi for up to a year
- Receive expert startup coaching, mentoring and access to training sessions
- Get access to exclusive events and networking sessions designed specifically for startups
- Pitch your idea to investors and industry experts
- Recruit the best of City's talent to help you build your business venture
- Work alongside London’s next generation of startups
Sound interesting? Contact us to find out more!
Check out our case studies for startups that have taken off from our Launch Lab.
How can we help?
Lotta is The City Launch Lab Manager and responsible for developing the support services for residents. Regular Catch up sessions with Lotta are held to make sure residents are on track, heading towards their goals and that they are receiving enough support to develop and grow!
Launch Lab Meetups
So that all residents can stay up to date with each other's start-ups and start-downs we have a monthly session to deal with just that! The monthly Launch Lab Meetup is where residents get the chance to share their tips/tricks and solve any problems together with their fellow residents. This session kicks off with a different topic or exercise each month to ensure that we learn and grow together.
For our monthly Friday Pitches our Launch Lab residents get a chance to practice and perfect their pitches and get feedback from fellow residents as well as VIP guests.
Launch Lab Mentoring
Upon joining the space each Launch Lab startup is paired with an expert mentor to work towards their set goals, be that raising investment, creating a Crowdfunding campaign, designing a sales and marketing strategy, growing organically... You name it, our mentors can help to solve it!
In addition we also organise the occasional speed mentoring session to shake up our startups and challenge their thinking!
Who can apply?
City students and graduates can apply to use the space to develop their ventures for up to 12 months. If you are launching or have recently launched your venture and want the support of a startup community, this could be for you!
The main purpose of The City Launch Lab is to help students and graduates of City University London in the early stages of development - it is not a suitable incubation space for established commercial ventures. If you are selected to join the space we will work with you to establish your business goals and coach you through achieving these objectives. 12 months isn’t that long and we want to make sure that you make the most of your time as residents.
Interested in joining us? Get in touch to find out more!
Do you want to get involved?
We are always looking for amazing people to add to our Startup-friend-circle. If you think you have any superpowers, skills or expertise that our residents might benefit from, please get in touch and tell us what they are!
Potential opportunities with us:
For each cohort we pair our new Startups with a mentor for a period of 6 months to help them work towards their residency goals. If you have an hour or two to spare every month and would like to spend that time supporting one of our passionate Startups please tell us more about your experience here.
We provide training for all of our mentors.
City Launch Lab community support
For those of you that have a little less time to spare but would still like to get involved we organise regular sessions on various topics for our residents. If you are interested in holding a one-hour workshop, watching pitches and providing feedback or taking part in a speed mentoring session please email us and come in for a chat!