London Health Accelerator for Social Enterprise

Tackling health inequities through life science innovation


A free programme tailored specifically for social enterprises working in or seeking to work in London’s health and life sciences sector, covering seven boroughs. The 10-week intensive programme equips participants with the necessary skills, mentorship, knowledge and connections to grow and scale their social enterprise while tackling health inequities in underserved communities.This exciting new accelerator is a collaboration between MedCity and the School for Social Entrepreneurs and is part of the Boosting Life Sciences Social Economy programme which is funded by the UK government through the UK Shared Prosperity Fund.Participating boroughs include Camden, Hackney, Hammersmith and Fulham, Islington, Lambeth, Southwark and Tower Hamlets.

Who it’s For

The programme is open to organisations working in (or seeking to work in) one of the following London boroughs:

  • Camden
  • Hackney
  • Hammersmith and Fulham
  • Islington
  • Lambeth
  • Southwark
  • Tower Hamlets

The programme is accessible to senior leaders within an organisation. It doesn’t have to be the founder / CEO so offers an outstanding development opportunity to rising stars and emerging leaders within community health organisations. Types of organisation that we would expect to apply for the course include:

We are particularly looking to support entrepreneurs from underrepresented backgrounds such as but not limited to racialised ethnicities, LGBTQIA+, disabled people, educationally or economically disadvantaged and female leaders.

What’s involved?

The programme consists of a series of in-person and online study sessions, with the first session taking place in January. Alongside these sessions, participants will receive:

·       1:1 mentoring support from experts in the health and life sciences space

·       1 x intensive business review panel (a business needs assessment and action plan)

·       Opportunity to apply for a £5,000 grant

·       Graduation and dinner networking event

What you’ll learn from this course

Content will be tailored to meet the needs of the participants but will include:

  • Analysing your business strategy
  • Working in the health and life sciences sector
  • Bringing new products to market
  • Financial resilience
  • Understanding your impact
  • Sales & marketing
  • Procurement and tendering in the health and social care system
  • Leadership development

Apply now

The deadline for applications is 1pm on Friday 5th January 2024.

Before making your application, please read the guidance notes which are available here.

To begin your application, click the button below and we will send you an application pack by email.

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