King’s Entrepreneurship Institute has existed at King’s College London since 2015 to support entrepreneurial thinking, skills, and start-ups for King’s students, staff, and alumni.
The Institute is known for its flagship Accelerator, King’s20, a 12-month programme that supports 20 high-potential start-ups from the King’s community. For example, they provide office space, access to investor networking, workshops, and bootcamps, access to grant funding opportunities, and mentorship.
Kings’20 is now in its 5th year of operation, with September 2020 including a cohort that includes their 100th Venture. This is an achievement that the institute wants to be recognised by the King’s community, alumni, and investors. Showcasing the impact and innovation these ventures have delivered across various industries.
A source of inspiration came from the 1940s, specifically soviet designers and their use of dynamic geometry, bold typography, and minimalist colour palettes. Creating powerful compositions, evocative messages, and memorable posters.
Inspiration was taken from the work of Richard Hamilton and his use of collage technique, using the mixture of pasting of paper cut-outs, texture, and photographs to form a depth of layers. The technique allowed to showcase a range of start-ups on a page in a balanced but curational way.