is a free+ six-week part-time program for founders actively solving the world’s biggest challenges.
School Runs: from 17 Feb 2020 – 29 Mar 2020
Early Application Deadline: 21 Dec 2019
First Cohort Confirmation: 10 Jan 2020
We have limited places and since this is a global call we suggest you to apply early to secure your spot..
WHY WORK WITH US
£5,000* Equity FREE & Over £1m worth of deals
Possible Pilots & Distribution
Global Founder & Experts Network
+Only if you complete the course and graduate. On acceptance you will have to pay a deposit of only £500 to secure your spot. We will refund the full £500 on successful graduation. This is to ensure you have some skin in the game, keep yourself accountable and do not let yourself down.
We are investing in the future of the planet and we believe there should be no barriers for motivated founder who is working to solve the world’s biggest challenges. We have limited scholarships available to waive your £500 deposit. Please mention this in your application form justifying your eligibility for the scholarship.
WHAT ARE WE LOOKING FOR
We are looking for founders and startups from around the world. Our focus for Cohort #1 is solving “Plastic Waste/ Circular Economy” but as we know “Plastic Pollution” is directly linked to air quality, food waste, modern day slavery, climate breakdown, human health etc. Hence we are taking a holistic approach and we welcome applications solving these related challenges too.
Throughout the course, we aim to accomplish the following:
→ Encourage and inspire people to consider starting a company as a way to positively impact the world.
→ Teach people how to start & run a startup, and equip them with the resources and tools to enable them to succeed now and in the future
→ Build a community of entrepreneurs who can encourage, teach and support one another.
The course will be delivered in English and participation in the course will follow two tracks:
If you/your team are actively pursuing a startup, or will be starting one for the program.
In addition to having full access to all the lectures and group sessions, you will also:
→ Have virtual group sessions every week via online video.
→ Have access to a community of international founders through our digital platform.
→ Be responsible for updating Solve School on your progress once a week.
→ Have access to cross-industry experts (e.g. Aerospace/ Defence/ Design/ Human Behaviour/ Sales experts etc. from around the world).
→ Have access to private deals/ discounts (e.g. Bulk purchase/ higher volume discounts for materials, manufacturing, software etc.).
If you currently don’t have any plans to start a startup in the immediate future, but would like to learn.
You can follow along and have full access to all the lectures and class content, released once a week.
Lectures will be taught by industry experts from corporations & startups.
→ How to design in turbulent times?
→ How to scale circular economy opportunities?
→ How to design efficient deposit return systems?
→ How to design efficient reverse logistics for reuse/ refill?
→ How to run a successful crowdfunding campaign?
→ How to do your Sustainability Storytelling?
To successfully complete the course, you must submit at least 5 out of your 6 weekly updates, attend 5 out of 6 group sessions and litter pick at least 5 times.
Startups that complete the course will receive a certificate of completion and have the chance to receive £5,000 in equity-free funding.
We have partnered with F6S to offer our startups the deals listed below, with more coming soon.
→ All cohort companies eligible to get access to accounting services free for 6 months in the UK (including SEIS/ EIS/ R&D Credits) and Canada
→ F6S will give all cohort companies globally access to F6S Alpha perks worth over £1m.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Here is a list of common questions
+The course is FREE only if you complete the course and graduate. On acceptance you will have to pay a deposit of only £500 to secure your spot. We will refund the full £500 on successful graduation. This is to ensure you have some skin in the game, keep yourself accountable and do not let yourself down. The deposit amount £500 does not include payment processing fees.
*Startups that complete the course will receive a certificate of completion and have the chance to receive £5,000 in equity-free funding