Stone King helping start-ups solve global challenges

Stone King has partnered with the Allia Future Business Centre on an exciting initiative to help innovative start-ups.

The venture is called The Future 20, a no-fee, no-equity incubator programme which will offer support to 20 businesses all wanting to solve global challenges.

Allia now wants to receive applications from inspiring start-ups who are aiming to tackle issues such as climate action, clean water and sanitation, responsible consumption and wellbeing.

Successful start-ups will receive a bespoke package of strategic support and business advice from industry and professional partners, with Stone King contributing tailored legal guidance in areas including governance, raising investor funds, intellectual property and employment issues.

Tamsin Eastwood, a Partner in Stone King’s Corporate & Commercial Team said:

“The Future 20 is an exciting opportunity to highlight the support that is available to innovative businesses that want to improve the world.

“At Stone King we have a wealth of experience in working with this sector establishing and building on relationships between private sector investors and community initiatives as well as providing skilled and tailored legal expertise.

“We are delighted to be involved and help these forward-thinking initiatives.”

Other key partners on board include AgeTech Accelerator, Cambridge Cleantech and the Wellcome Genome Campus.

Emma Mee, Allia’s Future 20 Programme Manager, said:

“The problems the world faces today need more than out-of-the-box solutions. The members of our Future 20 programme will bring new passion and innovation to meet these challenges, and we must help them succeed. Allia will draw on its own experience and skills together with those of our partners, mentors and through our network in Cambridge’s incredible ecosystem to accelerate their pace of growth and development.”

The closing date for entries is May 31, with the programme starting on 21 June 2019.

Start-ups will be supported at one of Allia’s three Future Business Centres in east London, Cambridge or Peterborough, or through its network of partner locations nationally.

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