Where will the programme take place?
The programme will take place at venues within central London. Full details of the venues will be provided when you are accepted onto the programme.
What are the 2019 programme dates?
The 2019 programme will take place between 9am and 6pm on Tuesday 26 and Wednesday 27 March; Tuesday 30 April and Wednesday 1 May; Tuesday 21 and Wednesday 22 May.
Is it just for Founders? Can I bring another member of the team?
Indielab is designed for founders. We offer two places on the programme for founders from each company. If there are more than two founders in a company, we can occasionally make exceptions. If you are a sole founder then we encourage you to bring a trusted colleague, to share your learning on the programme.
What if I can’t attend one of the dates?
We are happy for you to nominate a colleague to attend in your place if you are unable to make a specific date, but we do require at least 80% attendance of founders across the programme.
Will I have to go forward to pitch for investment?
No. We will help you decide whether seeking investment is currently the right thing for your business or not. You may decide to seek investment at a later date and use the tools from Indielab to help you do so at that time.
What does investment readiness mean?
It means preparing your business for investment, making a decision to go for investment and having your business and yourself prepared with all the necessary documents to pitch to and follow up with investors.
Do you accept applications from start-ups?
Yes – although start-up places are limited, and most attendees are scale-ups. As a start-up, you will need to demonstrate your potential and show us three founder credits.
Who will the other indies be?
Companies from across genres, and from across the UK, all with one thing in common – the ambition to succeed and grow.
Will I have to disclose confidential information about my company?
You can disclose as much or a little as you wish, and you will not be required to share sensitive company information in front of other participant companies. However, you may find you get less out of the programme if you are not happy to share your experiences.
Can I apply again if I am not accepted onto the programme?
If you are unsuccessful in your application then we still want to keep in touch with you. We’ll keep you updated on further programmes and would encourage you to apply again in future.