22 Feb 2018

BGV and Facebook LDN_LAB to support startups building communities for good

By Jessica

We’re excited to announce that we’re working with Facebook to design and deliver the LDN_LAB startup programme at their new incubator space in central London.

Starting this week the 12-week LDN_LAB programme will provide intensive training and mentorship to seven startups that are using technology to connect people and build communities for good.

The LDN_LAB programme is part of Facebook’s commitment to support startups in the UK, and they’ve chosen to focus it on something they really care about: community. Specifically, they want to help startups that are building platforms and products that connect people, build communities and bring people closer together – uniting people around a topic, passion or cause.

At BGV we have wealth of experience in supporting startups that have built communities for good. The LDN_LAB programme is a unique opportunity to combine our knowledge of tech for good venture support with Facebook’s product and engineering expertise to help accelerate startups that are building communities for social benefit.

Out of over 100 startups that applied, seven were selected – Teacherly, Olio, Goodgym, Sharecare, Mush, Rabble, and Tabl. These startups are building communities in order to tackle social problems – from connecting locals to tackle food waste, to bringing together runners to help community projects, to a network of carers to help older people to live independently.

BGV is supporting the design and delivery of the programme, and over the next three months we’ll be working alongside the team at Facebook to help these startups develop their product and focus on scaling their community.