14 May 2020

Applications are open for our Autumn 2020 programme

By Dama Sathianathan

We’re pleased to announce that applications are now open for our next programme starting in September. The current pandemic and uncertainty about its long-term impact on the economy and people’s lives, has shown us that tech for good is more relevant now than ever before. From ventures rising to the challenge to meet the needs of an increasingly isolated world, to companies doubling down on their efforts to provide safe working conditions for frontline and key workers, we’ve witnessed how our current portfolio companies stepped up to the challenges posed by the COVID-19 crisis

But there are a multitude of amazing startups out there that are tackling social and environmental challenges from the climate emergency, to reducing inequalities, food poverty, and many other pressing issues. And we’re eager to meet them, support them through our intensive 12-week tech for good programme and £30k investment, and welcome them to our growing portfolio of companies doing well by doing good. 

As always, we want to invest in ambitious founders using technology to protect the planet and positively impact millions of lives. If that is you, read on. 

We all know that warm introductions are bad for diversity, which is why we’re running focused virtual drop-in sessions to enable anyone regardless of their backgrounds and networks to speak to our team about their idea, and hear more about what we’re offering. 


What we offer

You’ll join a 12-week programme and receive our investment of £30,000 in return for 7% equity. We provide you with life-long support to truly help you launch and scale your tech for good ventures and positively impact people’s lives and the planet. 

We’re running our Spring 2020 programme completely online right now. We don’t know whether the programme in Autumn will be fully remote or include workshops and in-person sessions as well, but we’re fully prepared to tailor the programme to your needs, so please do not hesitate to get in touch and apply


How to apply

Applications are open until 21st June 2020, 23.59. For details on what we’re looking for, application criteria, or how you can chat with the BGV team, check out our founders page.