Friday 28th October 2016


Hackney Entrepreneurship Conference

Join us on Monday 14th November - The Startup Kitchen are pleased to be co-hosting a Hackney Entrepreneurship Conference 2016 with London Borough of Hackney for Global Entrepreneurship week. Join us for a full day of free support with insightful business workshops, an inspiring panel talk & networking.

Whatever your business or idea, from design, fashion and hospitality to tech, music or something else – this day is for you.

Workshops will include:
• Marketing
• Branding
• Finance
• Contracts
• Project Management
• Business Planning
• Social Enterprise

Plus an afternoon panel discussion with six female entrepreneurs and business leaders who will share their journey to success.

Come for the whole day or book into individual workshops at:

Date: Monday 14 November 2016
Time: 9am onwards
Location: Hackney House, 25-27 Curtain Road, EC2A 3LT

Twitter: @hackneybusiness

Monday 26th September

The Startup Kitchen interview series - Pierre Remy, Secure On Site Security

Monday 26th September

The Startup Kitchen interview series - Victoria Omobuwajo, Sunmo Foods

Tuesday 2nd August


The Startup Kitchen blog has landed!

The Startup Kitchen is really pleased to announce the launch of its new blog.

As we grow and expand we look forward to being on the journey with you - learn more about what we do, our partnerships, insights and plans.

Check it out here:

Monday 1st August


Financial Forecasting Workshop

Date: Thursday, 17 August 2016
Time: 12pm - 2pm
Location: The Tea Building, Albion, 56 Shoreditch High Street, London E1 6JJ
RSVP: To register for the event please RSVP to

The Startup Kitchen is partnering with Enterprise for London to run a financial forecasting workshop for current and alumni mentees and local young entrepreneurs in the making.

This workshop will provide a complete understanding of how to plan and present your finances and will enable you to work on your own business projections, utilising their fool-proof spreadsheet. Enterprise for London's trainer will provide full support and assistance on topics including;

• Personal budgets
• Start-up costs
• Sales forecast
• Cash flow forecast
• Profit and loss forecast

This workshop will prepare you to present your finances in a totally professional way, giving you, and any third parties such as banks or investors, a clear understanding of your projections.

Enterprise for London is the capital's leading business support organisation for aspiring start-ups and established entrepreneurs. They provide one-to-one mentoring, training, access to finance and ongoing support to help you create a successful enterprise. For more information visit

Friday 1st July


Prudential RideLondon

We are proud to be taking part in the annual Prudential RideLondon: an annual two-day festival of cycling to raise money for our work. We have a team of 12 riders all of whom are in training for the 100 mile challenge. We would welcome you to support us either on the day or by kindly sponsoring - we've set ourselves a fundraising target and hope we can follow in the footsteps of last year and between us and our networks use the event to generate awareness of what we do and sponsorship to help support our activities in 2016 and 2017. Many thanks if you are able to pledge a donation.


Thursday 16th June


Event - 'Marketing on a Shoestring'

The Startup Kitchen is partnering with We Mean Business, London to run marketing workshops for current and alumni mentees and local young entrepreneurs in the making.

The first workshop we are proposing is ‘Marketing on Shoe String’ taking place on 13th July - we hope you can make it. Please RSVP to as soon as possible to secure your place.

The aim is that the workshop will help young founders to continue to build their brand and business, whilst giving them expert advice and providing a source of inspiration.

Marketing always sounds expensive, but once you have a clear idea of who you are targeting and what your brand and business can offer, there are loads of ways for you to market your brand to your target audience on a limited budget.

In this session we will focus on:

• Who is your target audience?
• Building insight why do they need you?
• Ways to market on a shoestring
• Ideas, tips and advice on ways to market your brand with a limited budget

We Mean Business, London

Thursday 2nd June


Start Up Kitchen Featured in The Times

The Startup Kitchen were proud to be feature in a full page article in The Times on June 1st 2016. So were our fantastic young founders - we look forward to more activity and highlights in 2016!

Only good things come of Brixton’s Baddest - The Times

Tuesday 3rd May


Event - Young People and Enterprise

Are you a Brixton resident? Excited or curious about being an entrepreneur? Check out our Youth Enterprise event with a range of Brixton partners on 12th May - we hope to see you there! Sign up at

Friday 15th April

Guest Post - Innovate UK

Pitching For Investment – Your One Shot At Glory?

Pitching a business idea in the hope of securing investment is an experience of excitement and terror in equally high doses. It could very well be that this is your one real shot at glory, which in turn means you really don’t want to mess things up. But assuming this is an area in which you do not have a huge amount of experience, you can’t expect to get things right without a few pointers from the experts.

Read the Full Post

Friday 18th March


VOOM with Virgin

Virgin Media Business VOOM - the pitch competition that provides start-ups and growing businesses with the opportunity to pitch in person to Sir Richard Branson and win a share of £1,000,000 in prizes (including nationwide marketing and brand awareness campaigns) for absolutely no equity – is just a few days away from launching.

So if you are, or know, a founder or start-up based in UK or Ireland and you / they are keen to enter you can get involved by pre-registering now at

Thursday 10th March


Start Up Kitchen - Intro

Thursday 3rd March


SmartUp is the startup app for founders and innovators everywhere. Whether you are in a startup, thinking about starting up, or in a business on a mission to be more agile and innovative, SmartUp is for you.