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From September 2020- March 2021, we have helped 30 entrepreneurs accelerate the development of products and services that address unmet needs, from idea stage through to global deployment. We have done this through our programmes, delivered by several partners and collaborators, by co-producing workshops and content with Plexal, Barclays Eagle Labs, Loughborough University London, London College of Fashion, Bravand and ICAEW. The ELIEZ programme has now closed.

Previous events

During the programme, over 547 event attendees benefitted from ELIEZ events, which were hosted on Zoom during lockdown.

Lunch and Learn sessions 

Attendees connected with leading industry experts and like-minded entrepreneurs through our partner network and carefully selected networking opportunities, covering a range of topics including funding your business, vision and accessibility and communications. All sessions were free to attend and on Zoom, open to all and captioned.

Workshops 

Members had access to bespoke workshops covering a range of subject matters including grant writing, user profiles and route to market by academics and industry experts from UCL, Bravand, and Barclays.

Weekly ELIEZ pitching sessions

The ELIEZ cohort meet on a weekly basis on Zoom to pitch their business to each other. This provides members an opportunity to practice, receive feedback and network with members.

Hackathons 

In November 2020, London College of Fashion students took part in the Collaborative Challenge. Students were given an opportunity to work on an adaptive clothing hack, by designing trousers for wheel chair users. The challenge helped students develop entrepreneurial skills and tackle some of the big challenges facing the disability community. Students had weekly guidence from ELIEZ members, Dom Hyams and Monika Dugar.  The challenge was in partnership with Barclays Eagle Labs and Disability Rights UK

Networks

Plexal

Access a diverse community of innovators who want to solve some of the world’s biggest challenges and break new ground using technology. All ELIEZ members will have access to Plexal member events. Details of these events are on the Plexal website.

Barclays Eagle Labs

Join a powerful network that will help nature your ideas with coaching and mentoring from growth specialists. Sign up to Eagle Lab events.

Here East 

Be part of Here East, located in London’s Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park. It’s a community of like-minded businesses, educators and entrepreneurs, with approximately 3,800 people working or studying onsite. 

Fast Forward London – networking with founders 

Learn about the Fast Forward London programme, designed for entrepreneurs building high growth potential tech startups at the launch / pre-launch phase. 

Loughborough University London 

Loughborough University London is working to support London-based start-ups and SMEs scale and grow through a two-part programme aimed at boosting digital skills. Learn more about the Digital Skills programme.