Cohort will live and work in The Collective Old Oak and be guided through the programme by a panel of mentors including Young Gun Oli Barrett
Reza Merchant: The Collective
The Collective, a provider of high-end shared accommodation and work spaces founded by 2015 Young Gun Reza Merchant, has invited 10 early-stage start-up to join what is thought to be the “world’s first” residential social impact accelerator The Collective Global Accelerator.
The inaugural members, who were selected from over 3,500 applicants across 158 countries, will spend the next month living and working at The Collective Old Oak, benefitting from advice, resources and contacts to help them scale concepts that “create opportunities for people in need”.
Young Gun alumni and StartUp Britain founder Oli Barrett – the returning host of the Startups Awards 2017 – is on the panel of mentors that will help guide the participants through the programme, as well as Google’s former head of green business and clean energy for Europe Benjamin Kott, founder of Baby2Body Melinda Nicci, and William McQuillian of Frontline Ventures.
The companies will present their ideas to potential investors during a demo day on 24 August.
by Henry Williams