Are you a creative, entrepreneurial person who wants to build a brand new business to improve the quality of later life?
Join our 9-month, full-time programme in London to help you find your Co-Founder, develop an innovative and highly scalable solution and build a business which can address the needs of millions of older people across the developed world.
Zinc’s proven programme provides individuals (who we call Founders) with: the opportunity to find a Co-Founder(s); a structured programme that guides Founders through creating the right product, team and business; intensive help with the science, technology, domain expertise, access to users and commercial acumen needed to succeed; a stipend to cover living costs; an attractive co-working space; credits for technical and business services; and the support of a brilliant and diverse cohort of other Founders.
For more information please see the Mission 3 page of our website: www.zinc.vc/mission-3
The Zinc programme will have 50 Founders from around the world to. There are three phases to this 9 month full time programme:
Match: where founders choose the focus for their new business, their co-founder and their outline business idea
Hatch: where the new teams design, test and improve their new products and services
Accelerate: where the new businesses secure the resources they need to achieve their ambitions
The pace at which the founders move through these three phases varies, but on average each phase takes 3 months.
We look for creators and innovators from a variety of backgrounds, including clinicians, engineers, financial services experts, creative designers, researchers, serial entrepreneurs, product managers, NGO innovators, life scientists, care managers, and others. All the founders will share a passion to co-found commercial businesses from scratch with in one or more of the 10 opportunity areas in Mission 3.
We are looking for Founders who have:
– Ambition and Drive
– Commitment to social impact
– Commercial mindset
– Fresh insight
– Comfort with uncertainty
– Obsession with meeting user needs
– Power to mobilise supporters
– Ability to get things done
– Access to potential co-founders
– £12,000 Stipend over 9 months
– Intensive 9 month programme to build a business from scratch
– Up to 12 months workspace in our Central London base-
– Free services and resources
– Access to leading experts from academia, business, design and technology
– Zinc as a Founding Shareholder in your new company, based on a 8% equity stake
We do this through a 9-month, full-time programme for 50 creative, entrepreneurial individuals who come together at Zinc to start a new business from scratch. They build scalable products and services that target millions of customers, based on the best social science research, exponential technologies and creative design.
Each programme has a specific ‘mission’; the first one focused on improving women’s and girls’ mental and emotional health, and the second, which is currently underway, focuses on unlocking opportunities for people in places that have been hard-hit by globalisation and automation.
Zinc’s third mission is to add five more years of high quality to later life. More details, including why we’ve chosen this mission and 10 key opportunity areas for new businesses, can be found: https://www.zinc.vc/mission-3