We’ve blogged in the past about our innovative Expressway home in the heart of the Royal Docks and many of the fantastic businesses that we have the pleasure of working alongside here. One of the reasons that Expressway attracts brands with so much talent and foresight is because it supports local independent businesses from the very beginning. Its Incubator Programme, now in its fourth year, is open for applications…
The Incubator Programme is a collaborative scheme to give the next generation of Newham-based entrepreneurs the best possible start and chance of success. The goal is to help new innovators in the borough get to where they want to be via specialist advice, contacts, networking and, of course, a home at Expressway, working alongside over 150 successful brands who understand exactly what it’s like at the start. The scheme runs from the 1st April to 30th September 2022 and any Newham residents aged over 18 can apply.
Why you should be part of it
It’s a cliché but it’s true: it’s as much about who you know as what you know when it comes to success. We certainly wouldn’t be where we are without having built some brilliant networks locally – by being part of Newham Chamber as well as long-standing members of Chigwell Business Group – but also through being part of the buzzing scene here at Expressway. Expressway didn’t exist when we started out and we were already an established local design, print and web brand when we set-up our HQ here. But had we had the opportunity to start out at Expressway we would have grabbed it with both hands! And the statistics speak for themselves, with the Incubator Programme having established a whopping 46 successful brands.
How you should be part of it
It’s free to apply and all you have to do is write a couple of paragraphs about yourself for the coordinators of the Programme explaining who you are, how you could benefit from the Incubator Programme and examples from your own life of when you have been innovative as a ‘force for good’ (e.g., as a volunteer or fundraiser or running an initiative to help your community or the planet). Applicants are encouraged to come and visit Expressway – the lobby is open from 9am to 5pm and no appointment is necessary. If you don’t meet the criteria yourself you can still support this brilliant initiative by sharing information on social media or with your contacts.
We’re very excited about this year’s Incubator intake and can’t wait to join our Expressway colleagues in welcoming the new innovators. Everything you need to find out more and apply is at https://expressway.london/community-x-whats-on/ In the meantime, whether you are a start-up or a well-established brand we’re here for all your design, print and web advice. Call us on 0208 590 0922 or email us at email@example.com to put your brand on the map!