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Huckletree launches Entrepreneur in Residence programme

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Creative workspace and accelerator Huckletree launches an ‘Entrepreneur in Residence’ programme to help startups get the support, mentoring and space to develop in 2021

HKT_LinkedIN_First-floor_2.jpFab news from creative workspace and accelerator Huckletree which has just launched a new initiative to ensure some of the UK’s most innovative and promising startups have the space and mentoring they need to grow in 2021.

The ‘Entrepreneur in Residence’ programme will see two chosen entrepreneurs handed a full year of office space through a Huckletree membership, one in London (White City) and one in Manchester (Huckletree Ancoats). They’ll also receive regular mentoring sessions with in-house experts on marketing, commercial growth and leadership skills to arm them with everything they need to succeed in 2021. They’ll also have access to Huckletree’s extensive range of educational programming including investor office hours and pitch desk clinics.

Huckletree offers members unrivalled access to a carefully curated ecosystem of innovative entrepreneurs. Its combination of carefully curated spaces, educational programming and lively network has made it a natural home for thriving, innovative teams with changing office requirements. Huckletree is also already home to some of the most exciting startups and scale ups in the UK, many of whom have seen significant success in 2020 despite the pandemic. 

HuckletreeAncoats_Front-of-HouseHuckletree founders Gaby Hersham and Andrew Lynch decided to set up the Entrepreneur in Residence initiative after witnessing the cutting-edge approach entrepreneurs across their network embraced to grow and expand when faced with huge challenges during the Covid-19 pandemic.

Gaby Hersham, Huckletree Co-founder and CEO stated: 

“This entire year has made us think bigger about what the industry really needs, and the answer is not more desks. We believed that we could do more to protect the startup and scale-up ecosystem that we know is vital for the UK’s economy, especially at such a turbulent time. Over 120 companies and 500 members have joined us since the March lockdown, and 100 people have graduated from our new founder academy, which has shown us that collaboration is something we can’t afford to let go of.  

We were inspired by the innovation that came from our members, ambassadors and graduates of our academy programmes during this pandemic year than ever before,  but we know from the last 6 years that innovation can’t work in a vacuum, it will burn out fast if it’s not nurtured and challenged. Keeping our spaces safely open is a way to foster collaboration and creativity outside of a zoom call, and we want people to see it as a platform for growth, not just an alternative to their kitchen table.This was the idea behind the Entrepreneur in Residence initiative, to give a game-changing entrepreneur more than a desk, but the space, environment and mentoring they need to match their ideas and talent.”

Founders must apply before 8th January 2021.

The successful candidate will be selected in January by a panel of judges, and they’ll have access to Huckletree and its facilities almost immediately. Two entrepreneurs will be selected from key industries identified by Huckletree - food & drink and fashion & creative industries.


Best of luck to all who apply!













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Published on: 9th December 2020

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