Future Startup Now

Changing the face of London’s startups

Entrepreneurs come from everywhere. All backgrounds, ethnicity, shapes and sizes. They are bold. They are brave. They see the future and strive to create it.

We know talent is equally distributed. So why is there a huge lack of representation in London’s startup and innovation sector?

Future Startup Now is here to address this disconnect as part of the Mayor’s Digital Talent programme.​

We bring fresh, underrepresented talent to London’s fastest growing startups by:

  • Training and developing entrepreneurial talent
  • Supporting London’s startup businesses recruit for entry-level roles and optimise for inclusion
  • Helping young entrepreneurs to start their own business.

Location

Shoreditch

Hours

10am-5pm

Number of Positions

25

Deadline

10am Fri 28 Feb

Our highly selective, 3 week intensive bootcamp has been designed with London’s top startups to give you:

  • Sector knowledge. The skillsets and mindsets you need to succeed.
  • Operating skills. Self-awareness to build your best self.
  • Contacts and coaching. To get you the job you want.

Past roles we've linked people to include:

  • Policy Team Intern, AirBnB

  • Community Development Intern, Depop

  • Social Media Influencer Specialist, Depop

  • Events Host Development Intern, AirBnB

  • Social Media and Content, Ideas East

  • A three-week, expenses paid bootcamp to set you up for success in your placement by understanding the culture of a startup, delving into the life cycle of a digital product, understanding how to work and thrive in uncertainty and developing digital mindsets
  • The chance to work with Airbnb, ustwo, People of Colour in Tech, HustleCrew and Depop
  • London Living Wage paid three-month placements across Operations, Marketing or Relationships at one of London’s exciting digital startups
  • Ongoing 1:1 employability support
  • Mentoring
  • Access to a Macbook Pro & Adobe Suite

You will also have the opportunity to pitch your very own startup ideas to our unique and diverse panel with a chance to receive capital of £5,000 and a year's desk space to kick start/grow your very own startup.

Programme dates

Week one: 17, 18, 19 Mar

Week two: 23, 25, 27 Mar

Week three: 31 Mar and the 1 & 2 April

  • Based in London aged 18-24 years old and is interested in building a career in the digital sector
  • Excited about immersing themselves in the startup world
  • Flexible and adaptable with a positive outlook
  • Able to work in a fast-paced and varied role
  • Able to complete tasks and build skills independently

Fill in the application form and fill out your answers. If you need any help with your application, attend one of the info sessions below.

Application deadline: Fri 28 Feb, 10am

If selected, you’ll need to be available for:

  • Group selection day on Thu 5 Mar, where you will take part in a collaborative group task and meet the team
  • Bootcamp dates: 17-19, 23-27, 31 March -2 April 2020

It is really important to us that we give access to these opportunities to as wide a variety of people as possible so, if there is additional support we could offer you to enable you to participate, please include this in your application.

APPLICATION FORM

Info sessions

We'll be running informal sessions where you can come to our offices in east London, learn a bit more about the programme and seek some help and support with your application. Register for a free session below:

Start a business

Think you’ve got an idea to change the world? Want to start your own thing? We’re supporting Londoners like you to do exactly that with our part-time Founders Track.

Supported by our amazing network of partners, you’ll be part of an eco-system or learning and support that helps you master the skills needed to launch your business.

Get in touch

STartups, get involved

Access our network of under-represented talent by sending us your entry-level roles.

We can help you hire across:

  • Operations
  • Marketing and content
  • Customer success and Account Management

Need to work on the diversity in your organisation?

Check out our 7 Steps towards Inclusion.

So far, we’ve helped fill roles at:

  • People of Color in Tech (POCIT)
  • Ideas East
  • Depop
  • Learnerbly
  • Designit

If you are interested in mentoring a young person through their journey and dedicating six hours over three months towards their development then please express your interest here.

BECOME A MENTOR

If you're interested in getting involved with Future Startup Now, contact the Create Jobs team today.

With partnership with

Future Startup Now addresses the lack of representation in our capital’s startup and innovation sector, as part of the Mayor’s Digital Talent Programme.​