Applications are open from Wed 2 Dec - Mon 18 Jan
Discover what it takes to be part of a startup or launch your own one and get the chance to win £5k of funding
Think you’ve got an idea to change the world or just want to be your own boss?
Future Startup Founder Now's six-week programme with Hustle Crew helps diverse creatives take their first steps to starting up their own business or being part of an established one.
As well as training and support, you’ll join a network of professionals and industry leaders who can guide you on your way to success.
Then, at the end of six weeks, you’ll get the chance to pitch your idea to a panel of judges with the top eight businesses going on to receive £5,000 of kit to help you get your business off the ground.
The course is delivered online, 5 days a week, Mon-Fri. This includes industry talks, development workshops, careers advice and guidance, individual support, peer networking, and self-study.
Lean startup methodology: build, measure, learn
Milestones to track product development and community engagement
Community building: sharing insight, keeping up conversations, maintaining relationships with early users
No Code Tools and building products
Team building, advisors mentors: whose help matters most
Reaching customers: hacks, things that don’t scale, marketing channels
Forecasting and other finance essentials
How to launch and keep launching and tracking success metrics
Mobile app development
As well as access to the course content, our aim is to place every person who goes through this programme into paid work or further training. You’ll also get access to:
Free, industry-standard training from top employers
Connections to live job roles
Weekly employment workshops to improve your applications and interviews
Individual and group wellbeing support
A network of young creatives
Ongoing alumni support, access to events and networking opportunities
A MacBook Pro and Adobe Software
We don’t mind about qualifications or past paid experience; our only requirements are:
You must be 18-24 years-old
You must be from a London borough
You must have a business idea
You must not be in full-time employment, education or training
You must commit to the programme and be free weekdays during the programme (Mon 8 Feb till Fri 19 March)
You must be free for a selection day on 26, 27, 28 January
Other than that, we want to see your passion and interest in the industry as well as a creative can-do attitude and desire to learn.
Find out more about our ideal applicant via our website
We encourage applications from people who are currently under-represented in the digital and creative sector. This includes women, people who are Black, Asian or Minority Ethnic, D/deaf, Disabled and Neurodivergent people, people from the LGBTQ+ community, as well people from lower socio-economic backgrounds.
We also welcome applicants from a range of educational backgrounds and therefore do not require any formal qualification to apply.
To apply for this programme, you need to fill out the application form by 10am Mon18 January 2020
Find the application form on our website
If your application is successful, you’ll need to be available for an online group selection day on either 26, 27, 28 January where you'll take part in a collaborative group task and meet the Create Jobs team.
Please note that we are unable to offer alternative group selection dates and if you are unable to attend the selection day, we will not be able to process your application further.
You must be free to take part in the programme full time between Mon 8 Feb till Fri 19 March
Access and additional support
If you have access requirements for either the selection process or the programme itself, please include this in your application or contact us before the deadline.
Find out more about access requirements and adjustments on our website.