Kickstart is the best place for ambitious students to find co-founders and build companies that users love.




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We offer a student-centric curriculum that provides the practical skills and resources needed to launch a company with paying customers. To support students at all stages of company building, Kickstart has two programmes: Mission and Fuel.

Workshops: Closing your first sale

The next two months of the programme focuses on closing the first sale. Each team will be assigned an industry mentor to aggressively hit customer acquisition metrics. We will organise weekend sprints focused on growth hacking and business models.

Demo Day

Teams will pitch at our Demo Day in front of hundreds of industry leaders, angel investors and venture capitalists.

Individual Applications​

You do not need a team or an idea to apply. We do not look at CVs or any other superficial indicators. We look at your most impressive side projects and evidence of commitment.

Kickstart Team Formation Weekend

We invite 100 of the smartest and most committed students to join our cohort. Over a weekend, you will meet like-minded peers to form a team around a specific problem.

Workshops: Validating your idea

During the two-month validation phase, your team will test assumptions about your market and customers. Weekly workshops will provide teams with the practical skills to identify and talk to customers, understand the market dynamics, and to validate your idea. Successful teams will be invited to the next phase of the programme.


Kickstart Collective

Kickstart Collective is an online community for student entrepreneurs in the UK where you can learn entrepreneurial best practices, find a co-founder and access peer-to-peer mentorship.


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