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Black Business Incubator (Cohort 3) Program in the United Kingdom

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Application Deadline: 06/13/2022
About Opportunity

Are you an ambitious creative entrepreneur who is motivated to build your business skills to create sustainable growth? Somerset House is looking for 15 Black- led creative businesses that are embracing innovation, pushing boundaries and making an impact.

Eligibility Requirements

  • Identify as Black or Mixed-race, and are based in the UK
  • Have launched a product or services business within the UK that is less than 3 years old
  • Operate within the creative sector: this includes fashion, film, media, design, photography, gaming, marketing and advertising
  • Are motivated to gain skills and knowledge to help you grow a profitable and sustainable business
  • Are passionate about building your network and engaging in a 6-month mentor relationship
  • Are of any age


  • Access to 6-month mentorship from industry specialists
  • Access to personal and professional development through monthly skill-building events and masterclasses
  • Access to 6 months of free co-working space (with subsidized rates for the second six months) and bookable meeting space at Somerset House
  • Access to business opportunities through the wider Somerset House resident community

Application Procedure

This twelve-month programme provides a combination of co-working and project space as part of Somerset House’s extensive creative community. BBI Members will also benefit from mentorship and interactive masterclasses led by leading professionals in the creative industries.

The programme builds on the success of Mentor Black Business, combined with Somerset House’s creative ecosystem and networks. The Black Business Incubator is part of Somerset House’s wider Anti-Racism Pledge.

As part of the 12-month programme, you will benefit from free interactive masterclasses, mentorship and workspace, worth a value of £7,200. The successful cohort will have access to hot-desking space at Somerset House to help participants fuel their business creativity and build a network within the Somerset House community.

Official Website: Black Business Incubator (Cohort 3) Program in the United Kingdom

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