South Bank Works

Grow your business with the practical support, physical space, and friendly community to thrive.
SOUTH BANK WORKS INCUBATOR

Join a cohort of start-up founders, freelancers, and entrepreneurs with the space, support, and time to grow your idea. Sell your services.

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Start-Up Funding

£500 for your new business – on us. Get reimbursed for expenses.

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Competitions

Validate ideas, practice pitching, build networks, win ££.

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Host a Stall

Sell your product or get feedback from users. Express your interest.

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Help & Support

You bring the idea; we’ll bring the support! Book a 1-2-1 appointment.

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Validate, Build, and Scale Your Idea

Be part of the South Bank Works Incubator Programme, a year-long, free cohort for LSBU students and alums designed to turn your innovative visions into reality, attract customers, and propel your business to new height.

What is the South Bank Works Incubator Programme?

The South Bank Works Incubator Programme is a structured set of classes, mentoring, peer-support, networking, and more! The incubator is arranged around three different sprints to validate (test your idea and understand it’s viability), build (understand how to build the business or freelancing operations), and scale (learn more about the investment landscape). It’s FREE!

Who is this programme for? Who can apply?

What type of business do I have to have to join this programme?

The South Bank Works Incubator is open to all types of businesses and entrepreneurs! You may be a registered limited company, sole trader, freelancer, charity, or non-profit…just to name a few.

How will the South Bank Works Incubator Programme help me or my business?

The South Bank Works Incubator is a year-long programme to support your business idea development, help you gain customers, and elevate your enterprise.

The programme will reserve your time, give you space, and meet with like-minded innovators. Work towards personalised milestones to see your business idea grow. Network with other start-up founders, freelancers, social entrepreneurs, and entrepreneurially minded individuals who are also dedicated to your success.

What do I get from the South Bank Works Incubator Programme?

The South Bank Works Incubator Programme provides a number of benefits including:

- Access to mentoring and coaching towards your personalised milestones and goals.

- Exclusive masterclasses to inform, educate, and challenge you on start-up business knowledge.

- Support from peers in the mastermind sessions, where you will speak to your goals, challenges, and problems – and look for next steps to develop together.

- Co-working space at the Clarence Centre, on the LSBU Southwark campus

- Networking and community of like-minded entrepreneurs

- Opportunities for start-up funding.

- And more….

What do I need to do to apply for the South Bank Works Incubator?

To apply, please complete the application form and share information about your business, your existing skills, and what you hope to gain from a year-long programme. You will need to provide details including:

- Your information, including contact details,

- Your UK business registration number (if registered) or unique tax reference (UTR) number if you are self-employed,

- A description of your idea or business; help us understand the problem you are solving and how,

- Information about your current business set-up and customers,

- The business and professional skills you hope to gain in a year.

How do I get help applying or answering more questions about South Bank Works Incubator?

We are fully committed to removing barriers for people with additional needs, disability, learning differences, or medical conditions. If you need help with your application, please reach out to the us. If you have additional questions, please email studententerprise@lsbu.ac.uk.

Product of South Bank Marketplace

Sell your products or services. Reach new customers. Get feedback or do user testing. All from your Product of South Bank Marketplace stall.

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Connect with South Bank Starters

South Bank Starters is here to guide, support, inspire, and motivate you. Find ways to connect with the team and your community of entrepreneurial minded individuals. You can email us at studententerprise@lsbu.ac.uk.