Start Up Programme

Ready to put your ideas in to action?

If you’re building a future CIC, BCorp or charity we’d love to work with you to grow your idea and realise your vision

Our next 10 session start up programme will begin in April 2023

The programme starts with two in-depth 1:1 sessions with the course director where you’ll discuss and get feedback about your unique opportunities and challenges; boost your network of customers and collaborators, learn how to use the business modelling tools and be matched with other social impact founders whose propositions or stage of development compliment yours.  These can be booked as stand alone sessions and cost £40 each, refundable against the cost of the rest of the course.

From Thursday April 20 – Thursday May 27 you’ll join a 6 week group programme where you’ll step back from the day to day overwhelm and set yourself strategic and achievable goals based on a business plan that makes sense for you and attracts the early adopters who will help you to scale.  You’ll get hands on support with tasks such as registering your business, financial management, social media strategies, pitching and making grant applications

At the end of the start up programme you’ll have 2 monthly goal setting sessions to keep you on track.  You’ll then have the option of joining our main alumni goal setting programme (additional fee applies)

You’ll have the benefit of structured time to think; expertise, support and feedback from like minded ethical founders in your cohort, and 300+ Bloomsbury Beginnings’ alumni.

Everyone on the programme is a parent, so we value that experience and understand the opportunities and challenges it brings

Whether you’ve been working on your project for a while and need to change direction, or are just starting out, these sessions are for you.

The course fee is £250

If you want to make sure we’re right for you contact us for a free 15 minute consultation with the course director at

Grow Your Idea – Summer 2023 Brochure Book a Free Chat

The sessions are held at the beautiful green oasis, Calthorpe Community Garden near Kings Cross London and on Zoom. 1:1 sessions are organised at a time and location to suit you.

As a social enterprise, we keep our course fees to a minimum and if you are on a low income we can help you to explore grant opportunities to support your place on the programme.  Please contact for further details

Ready to sign up? Apply for our start up programme here!

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