ABOUT STARTUP MANUFACTORY

about startup manufactory

 

About Startup Manufactory

We are passionate about entrepreneurship for it provides independence, economic growth, and social stability. Our vision is to create a society that lives in peace and prosperity based on the ‘four freedoms’ of the European Union: the freedom of movement of goods, people, services, and cross-border capital.

Our mission is to provide startup consulting, entrepreneurship training, economic development, and empowerment through conference speaking. To maximise our impact, we work across the private, the public, and the third sector. Passion leads to a purpose which results in excellence.


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Startup Manufactory timeline


2017 | Private Sector Development: Accelerating economic growth through Entrepreneurship

Having provided consulting, training, and ecosystem project evaluations, we decided to take the next step and provide our expertise globally. We built a network of partners with other ecosystem players to co-bid for large-scale Private Sector Development projects, tenders, and grants. This way our impact is more refined.
Target geographies are SW Europe, SE Europe, the Visegrád Group, and West Africa where we identified lots of opportunities for impact. Startup Manufactory has grown from a London-focussed boutique consultancy to a global Private Sector Development collaborator.


2016 | Growing sustainability: Monitoring and evaluating Horizon 2020 projects

Having built a reputation through consulting, teaching and conference speaking, our management team joined the European Commission as Independent Experts to evaluate grant proposals and monitor startup ecosystem development projects as part of the H2020 programme. Shaping the environment the seeds will grow in has a sustainable impact and is rewarding for many for years to come.


2015 | Growing impact: Teaching Entrepreneurship at Universities and Business Schools

After having worked with numerous founders and having gained some popularity, we were approached by universities asking to share our expertise with their students. We then turned our startup consulting expertise into programmes, workshops, and lectures to complement the academic elements with practical elements. Drawing from our experience we started planting the seeds for the next generation of entrepreneurs.


2013 | How it all began: Consulting Startups & Founders

It began in 2013 when the startup industry in London was maturing and many people left corporate London to start their own business. Despite being specialists in their respective fields, most of the founders needed support with market research, go-to-market strategy, business plans or fundraising. Sourcing expertise on demand as opposed to committing to full-time employees allowed the founders to operate more cost-efficient and meet profit targets much quicker. The idea of Startup Manufactory was conceived and put into practice.