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Entrepreneurial students sought for London bus incubator

05 March 2015 10:14


A collaborative partnership between IncuBus, GradFactor Enterprises and Journolink will see the London double decker ‘IncuBus’ touring five key London Universities between 16-20 March. The tour aims to recruit enterprising university students for a 12 week intensive business start-up boot camp to be held this summer, mentored by YC, Techstars and Seedcamp Alumni.

The IncuBus is a fully equipped start-up incubator which in March will visit King’s College, Royal Holloway, SOAS, Kingston and the University of West London. The summer boot camp will be held on the IncuBus at its base in Camden, North London.

Students from the length and breadth of the country will be encouraged to bid for the 15 places. Applications open on 16 March and can be made through the GradFactor website, The closing date is 31 May, after which successful ‘entrepreneurs’ will be announced in readiness for the start of the programme on 22 June 2015.

Keith Mabbutt, founder of GradFactor Enterprises, commented: “GradFactor Enterprises believes in the power of an Accelerator to help drive and scale an ambitious start-up and that’s why this summer we will be working with Incubus, Journolink, YC, Techstars, and Seedcamp Alumni to mentor and promote exciting new start-ups through the GradFactor boot camp.”

The Grad Factor Bus tour will be promoting the initiative through bus drop-ins, networking, short master classes and extensive social media interactions, managed by Journolink.

Notes to Editors:

GradFactor Enterprises is a Government backed organisation that funds and supports UK university students and recent graduates who wish to launch their own business start-ups.
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IncuBus is a Camden based incubator, set on a specifically fitted out London Double Decker bus, offering ‘resident’ businesses a fully supported early stage business environment in which to develop their start-up initiatives.
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Journolink offers an on line ‘PR in a box’ service to start-up and early stage businesses, linking the businesses directly to journalists with an interest in small and micro enterprises.
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Details of the March tour are as follows:

16th March-20th March 2015

Media pictures of the bus are available on request.

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