About Startup Manufactory

About

Startup Manufactory Ltd is a privately held consulting firm specialised in Private Sector Development and Startup Consulting. Since inception in 2013, the firm has engaged 120+ clients across the private and the public sector and built a large network of international partner organisations such as universities, research centres, consultancies, and investment firms. Startup Manufactory also assists the European Commission with the improvement of existing Union legislation, Programmes, Entrepreneurship policies and Ecosystem development.

Values

The firm is driven by the belief that entrepreneurship leads to prosperity, peace and economic stability. Having a cosmopolitan mindset and embracing diversity is paramount to success in an interconnected global business environment. This is why Startup Manufactory instils founders with an international mindset to equip them with the confidence to thrive in an increasingly competitive world.

History

Back in 2013, the London startup industry began growing exponentially and with it the demand for startup consulting services. This represented the perfect business opportunity for a firm like Startup Manufactory. In 2015, as the industry kept growing, many universities launched startup accelerators and needed startup consultants which allowed Startup Manufactory to increase its target market. In 2016, many governments adjusted their policies to the growing startup industry so Startup Manufactory expanded its services into the government sector providing expertise and policy advice to various governmental organisations on startup ecosystem development. In response to a shift in the relationship between the UK and the EU in late 2019, Startup Manufactory took advantage of the political climate, relocated to Ireland in 2020 and expanded its services across the EU.

Past Projects (selection)

Country

University of Applied Sciences Hochschule Fresenius | Development and delivery of a fully-fledged startup incubator programme including in-person workshops on financial modelling, customer development, sales, marketing, and public sector fundraising.

🇩🇪 DEU

King Williams' College Isle of Man | Delivery of a fully-fledged Business Management course to 20+ sixth form students based on the International Baccalaureate® (IB). Deliverables include the preparation of classes, tests, and the development of training material on the basis of the IB.

🇮🇲 IOM

Directorate General Financial Stability, Financial Services and Capital Markets Union (FISMA) | Startup Manufactory is a member of the Technical Expert Stakeholder Group on SMEs' of the European Commission. In that capacity the firm provides policy advice to FISMA on SME growth markets, associated policies, and identify areas where further action may be needed. Click here for more info

🇧🇪 BEL

Simulation for Digital Health (SimDH) | Run by London South Bank University, SimDH supports health tech start-ups and SMEs to innovate, develop, and deliver new products and services. Startup Manufactory delivered 130+ hours of startup business consulting to 20 health tech startups. Click here for more info. Click for testimonials.

🇬🇧 GBR

Isle of Man Government | In 2019 The Isle of Man Government engaged Startup Manufactory to conduct an Entrepreneurship Ecosystem Review of the local ecosystem and provide and action plan to further enhance the local ecosystem. The study involved 80 interactions with 75 individuals including face-to-face interviews, calls, workshops, emails, and surveys. Stakeholders included entrepreneurs, government, investors, suppliers, professional services firms and other business owners. Click here for more info.

🇮🇲 IOM

Advantage Austria Commercial Section of the Austrian Embassy | Provision of support for various startup soft-landing programmes titled Startup Catapult London plus startup business consulting of 30+ Austrian startups looking to relocate to London. Coaching of project management, delivery of multiple workshops on the London ecosystem, entrepreneurial finance, and growth. Click here for more info.

🇬🇧 GBR

London School of Economics and Political Science | The School engaged the firm to develop an innovation incubation concept for third sector innovation & IP commercialisation. The project included the assessment and evaluation of the research of 10 LSE academics in order to opportunities for commercialisation. In addition to that the firm develop various courses geared towards LSE researchers looking to commercially exploit their research. Click here for more info.

🇬🇧 GBR

CzechInvest | Development and delivery of several workshops, panel discussions, and talks on entrepreneurship and startups at the Czech Embassy in London and at various accelerators in Prague and Pilsen as part of the international CzechMatch Programme. The programme is looking to internationalise Czech startups and enhance their global footprint by providing them with global soft-landing programmes and international partner support. Click here for more info.

🇨🇿 CZE

Spark Mostar | SPARK is an IT education hub in Mostar dedicated to students and digital professionals. Startup Manufactory delivered startup business consulting and management team coaching sessions on product development and marketing strategy, digital marketing, SEO, social media marketing, and fundraising. Click here for more info.

🇧🇦 BIH

Consumers, Health, Agriculture and Food Executive Agency | Development of an online webinar for EU grant beneficiaries to build grant application capacities for European agriculture startups titled Identifying your products' competitive advantage. The project is part of a webinar series. Click here for more info.

🇱🇺 LUX

London Business School | Co-organization of LBS's first hackathon attended by 300 MBA students. Delivered talks, workshops, and sat on the jury panel. Startup business mentoring of 10 MBA startup student teams through the LBS Entrepreneurship Summer School (ESS). Click here for more info.

🇬🇧 GBR

Inseec University London | Development and delivery of a 60-hours entrepreneurship course named Startup Academy to 100 French BBA students comprising of four modules: Finance, Product development, Marketing, and Business models (ECTS accreditation). Click here for more info.

🇬🇧 GBR