Start-ups & entrepreneurs

Are you an individual entrepreneur, a start-up, a scale-up, early or late-stage, pre- or post-funding, looking to engage with corporates on live opportunities and challenges, either for revenue or investment? Then you should be talking to our team!


Check out the different programmes we run below or get in touch for more info on how our process works

The start programme

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The Bakery Start Programme is for individual entrepreneurs who are pre-idea and pre-team. It is ideally suited to talented entrepreneurs with exceptional technical or business skills and knowledge. 

The Entrepreneur benefit

The Start programme gives you access to validated market opportunities, find a co-founder, provides early stage  funding, as well as mentoring and support to help you create and grow a successful business.

The Corporate benefit

Corporates are able to explore challenges with exceptionally talented entrepreneurs, helping you to unlock large market opportunities, by investing in and growing new ventures.

Ask us about Start

The Accelerate programme

The Bakery Accelerate programme is for early stage tech companies who are looking for investment and to accelerate the growth of their business through working with a corporate.

The Start-up benefit

The Accelerate programme gives early stage Start-ups access to investment from a large, strategically aligned corporate who can add value and accelerate their growth, opening up new opportunities, revenue streams and access to customers.

The Corporate benefit

Corporates are able to work with strategically aligned early stage technology companies, invest in them and grow asset value. 

Ask us about Accelerate

The partner programme

The Bakery Partner programme is aimed at Start-ups looking to get revenue from their first big customer.

The Start-up benefit

Start-ups are able to find new market opportunities, develop new products and services, and gain revenue and customers by partnering with some of the world’s largest corporates.

The Corporate benefit

Corporates are able to rapidly innovate, solve their biggest challenges and take new technology products and services to market by partnering with some of the world’s best early stage start-ups.

Ask us about Partner

Check out our opportunities

The invest programme

The Bakery Invest is for Start-ups who are looking for strategically aligned corporate investors.

The Start-up benefit

For Start-ups, gaining a strategically aligned corporate investor who can add value and unlock new commercial opportunities can be transformational.

The Corporate benefit

For Corporates, making strategically aligned investments in growing start-ups is a great opportunity to make de-risked investments and grow asset value.

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Looking for corporate partners, revenue or investment?

  • We’ve found real corporate pain points that businesses are ready to commit money to solve, right now
  • Our programmes give entrepreneurs and start-ups of all stages a shortcut to revenue, investment and product market fit
  • The Bakery has global connections across all sectors – providing you with access to an unrivalled network of corporate opportunities to work with throughout every stage of the journey
  • Within our corporate partners we’ve unlocked assets that will accelerate your product development. From expert knowledge, datasets, distribution networks, customers, to the corporate backend systems – we have it covered
  • Our processes have prepared the corporates to work with you. Removing barriers from procurement and legal, and with funding already secured
  • We’re looking for the best technologies and innovations at every stage from all around the world. The Bakery team will prepare you for success

Frequently asked questions

Every entrepreneur and start-up is at a different stage of their journey, but as a general guide:

  • If you’re wanting to start a business but haven’t yet, our Start Programme is for you.
  • If you have a start-up but are early-stage, looking for investment, and wanting mentorship and support to accelerate your business’ growth, the Accelerate Programme can help.
  • For start-ups and scale-ups with a product-ready, or nearly product-ready, proposition looking to partner with and sell to large corporates, the Partner Programme is ideal.

We have new programmes going live all the time. You can keep up-to-date with what’s new by signing up to our newsletter or applying to join our Network Slack channel. If you’re interested in a programme that you see, follow the instructions given to get involved.

Please check out our visa information page for details on our involvement with the UK Tier 1 visa schemes.

We’d love to hear from you!