Business and Learning New Programme

Entrepreneurs Hub

A programme to help emerging designer-entrepreneurs develop and grow their ideas into viable, sustainable businesses.

The programme

Open to everyone regardless of age, background or experience, Entrepreneurs Hub is aimed at creatives from underrepresented backgrounds who may feel locked out of opportunities to develop their business ideas into viable concepts. The curriculum offers masterclasses in creative business skills, one-to-one mentoring from leading designers and entrepreneurs and access to the museum’s resources including a dedicated workspace and library.

Over 8 weeks, the first cohort of 15 participants who joined the programme in Autumn 2021 received a monthly bursary, mentorship, business advice and exposure to industry leaders.

Spearheaded by angel investor and Google Campus creator Sarah Drinkwater, the 2021 programme culminated with a live pitching event at the Design Museum to help secure funding and further support for the new start-ups.

How to Apply

The Entrepreneurs Hub programme seeks UK based founders or designers with proven grit and an early design-led business idea (either digital or physical). We are especially keen to reach those who may have had fewer opportunities to explore entrepreneurship and design due to socioeconomic barriers.

Applications for the 2022 programme will be announced soon. If you have any questions please contact entrepreneurs.hub@designmuseum.org

Meet the 2021 Entrepreneurs Hub

Find out more about the Entrepreneurs Hub 2021 cohort and their businesses.