Capital Enterprise’s prime mission is to support its members to individually and collectively acquire the means and expertise to better support their clients – London’s Entrepreneurs.
By joining our network of London’s leading universities, accelerators, co-working spaces, colleges, local authorities, enterprise support organisations, you join a community of organisations committed to making London the best place in Europe to start and scale a business.
“Capital Enterprise is a key part of London’s vibrant tech community. They support accelerators previously through CAP and now through CASTs. Their work through the London Co-investment Fund augments the investment capability of a number of seed VCs. The Green Light programme supports early stage companies in preparedness for raising funds. This huge range of activities gives Capital Enterprise a unique position in the ecosystem – visibility and access to a vast number of startups as well as strong relationships with the investment community. In addition, the broad member base of Capital Enterprise, which includes universities and government entities, exists nowhere else. This unique intersection of public institutions, educational bodies, investors and startups allows London to make excellent progress in developing great technology businesses. Techstars London has an excellent working relationship with Capital Enterprise and wholly endorses their work”
Managing Director | Techstars
Capital Enterprise does more than any other organisation in London to network and strengthen London’s start-up ecosystem. They provide an effective bridge between the public, private and third sector organisations, fostering understanding and collaboration to strengthen business support and job growth in the capital. They are also a great source of innovation, helping their membership to pioneer new approaches to accelerator, finance, and workspace provision in recent years.
Business & Inward Investment Delivery Lead | London Borough of Lambeth
Membership of Capital Enterprise has created effective connections between our enterprise support teams and complementary organisations who have different skills and strengths to those our University brings to London’s growing businesses. It is this strength in diversity that makes CE so useful – by enabling us to collaborate and try out new initiatives together we are able to be stronger, and faster!
Dr Karen Shaw
Director Research & Enterprise | City University of London
Vital to the success of any start up is ensuring that founders have access to industry insights and support amongst the noise and excitement that surrounds the early stages of business. Capital Enterprise delivers targeted access to a network that holds knowledge on everything from investment to hiring strategy to the who’s who of the scene. By making this network more accessible, Capital Enterprise makes the daunting task of a new founder far more manageable and, in short, gives more start ups a fighting chance to become thriving UK businesses.
Partnership Manager | GrantTree
Having represented university and private sector members of Capital Enterprise for more than seven years, I am a genuine advocate for their work and expertise. Capital Enterprise acts as a an enabling hub, bringing together all aspects of the business support community, helping them to work together to plug gaps in service provision and enabling collaboration between members to maximise the growth in jobs and income of the small firms we all work with. Their programmes are well defined and they understand how to form activities that meet the needs of funders, service providers and the companies that are the end beneficiaries.
The Rain Gods
‘Capital Enterprise acts as a dynamic catalyst for developing the innovation ecosystem and linking the talent pipeline and research in universities more effectively to the investment community. CE’s new FFWD Pre-Accelerator Programme is proof of its capacities to work closely with the university sector to grow new businesses as well as to enhance shared understanding about how to support and develop innovators.”
Gillian Youngs, Prof.
Creative and Digital Economy, Head of Innovation and Impact, | Westminster School of Media, Arts and Design | University of Westminster.