Mentorship and Networks

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Britain's free online gateway for small and medium-size enterprises seeking mentoring services. Search our list of quality-assured mentoring organizations.

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Overseas business looking to set up in London? Get essential information and expert advice on every aspect of locating and doing business in the capital.

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Tech London Advocates

Founded by angel and venture investor Russ Shaw, Tech London Advocates (TLA) is an advocacy group that aims to support technology start-ups in finding new investment, new talent and achieving high growth.

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Tech Up Nation

Tech Up Nation connects local young Londoners with apprenticeships that can provide them with the skills they need to shape the future of digital.

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London Datastore

Do you have ideas for how to use big data to create innovative apps or improve life in London? Access open city data, share ideas and request new data at London Datastore.

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Mayor's Export Programme

Are you ready to go global? The Mayor's Export Programme offers 1-to-1 support to enter an overseas market or participate in a UK exhibition.

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Connectivity Rating Scheme

Endorsed by the Mayor of London, WiredScore is delivering collecting information about the internet connectivity and infrastructure of commercial buildings. This information will be made publicly available to businesses of all sizes looking for office space.


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Smart London Plan

The Smart London Plan is for Londoners, businesses, researchers, investors and everyone who has an interest in the capital’s future. Feedback, ideas and collaboration are welcome!

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Superfast Broadband Vouchers

Get up to £3,000 to connect your business to superfast broadband. SMEs based in London can apply for a voucher—which is a grant, not a loan, so you don't pay it back.

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Develop your skills with free learning materials and expert advice on how to generate, actualize and pitch ideas. Practice guides for accelerators, innovation labs and more.

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Dot London

Tell the world where you do business! A Dot London domain helps engage London audiences and associates you with the capital's reputation for innovation.

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Mentorship and Networks

  • Mentorsme is an online gateway for small and medium-sized enterprises seeking mentorship. The free site offers businesses access to a list of quality-assured business mentoring organisations across Britain.

  • Expert Impact

    Expert Impact connects experts who want to help with those who need their help to create a positive impact on society. The 'Human Lending Library' program allows entrepreneurs looking for help to 'borrow' successful Expert entrepreneurs to help them solve their challenges and scale fast.

  • Enterprise Nation

    Enterprise Nation is a community for business owners and would-be entrepreneurs which offers support, advice and networking opportunities.

  • London Small Business Centre

    London Small Business Centre is a not-for-profit enterprise agency in the capital providing funding, training and face-to-face mentoring to aspiring and thriving entrepreneurs.

  • WCIT Entrepreneurs' Forum

    Members of the Worshipful Company of Information Technologists are all senior IT professionals who joined the Company to provide help and support to entrepreneurs in early stage ventures. Entrepreneurs can review mentor profiles to fnd a match and contact WCIT to begin a mentoring engagement.

  • Women Unlimited

    Women Unlimited provides advice, conferences, training events, and an online network to support women in their quest for self employment and business ownership.

  • She's Ingenious!

    A community of women innovators and entrepreneurs, providing practical guidance, networking, know-how and inspiration to women at every stage of product or technology development and promotion.

  • Centre of Excellence for Women's Entrepreneurship

    Based at the University of East London, CEWE connects women entrepreneurs with a trusted network of business specialists. Through networking events, seminars and mentoring, CEWE and its expert partners offer a wealth of advice, contacts and opportunities to help women build their businessin the UK and overseas.

  • London Business Support Service

    The LBSS provides cost effective business support services that are delivered by experienced business advisors. Entrepreneurs seeking impartial business advice can sign up for confidential one-to-one Business Advice clinics held once per month at the British Library.

  • Connect London

    Connect London assists technology and high growth potential business by assisting them with obtaining funding and connecting them to Mentors, training, academic support, business service suppliers and professional firms as well as a network of businesses and women with similar aspirations.

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