Business incubator centres provide resources, space and an environment for startups and entrepreneurs to grow their businesses. Besides the major players below, universities across the country, including Oxford, Loughborough and Lancaster, have a wide range of incubation initiatives. Business incubation centres provide access to a range of resources from business angel networks to high-speed internet and low-rate central location space such as Google Campus Incubators.
Business incubators aim to develop high-growth potential businesses and help them to thrive, supporting entrepreneurship at a local and national level. It is important to research each of the different centres to find the right fit because it can be very competitive to get a space.
Business incubator list
Description: Google Campus in London is a well-known hub for tech entrepreneurs in London, with Oyxgen Accelerator, Entrepreneur First and Techhub to name a few operating out of there. The cafe is a well-known meeting point, the events space is well known for quality and of course, the broadband is second to none, they also run a range of educational workshops for entrepreneurs! As a meeting point, events space or being based there, the campus has a huge amount of benefits for entrepreneurs out of London.
Location: 1 E Poultry Avenue,
London, EC1A 9PT
Description: They also made our office list but we thought it was important to include innovation Warehouse here again due to the sheer amount of services they provide. Based in the old fish market in Central London, IW as well as providing office space offer access to a sophisticated Angel Network and are partnered with AngelLab. They also have a great event space/ calendar and have Accelerator Academy, Sirius and Growth Accelerator in-house.
Location: London and Manchester (4 locations)
Description: Started by James Layfield, a well known British entrepreneur, Central Working is a well known entrepreneurial co-working and innovation space in the united Kingdom. CW work on a club model there focused on building a mix of events, awesome space/ environment.
Contact/Useful Links: You can setup a free appointment/ tour at a CW space here.
Description: White Bear Yard is one of London’s best kept entrepreneurial secrets, it houses some of London’s major startups including General Assembly and Go Squared. It also houses one of the UK’s most prolific and respected early stage investors, Passion Capital. They have office hours, a range of events and always a lot going on, were unsure about Office Space options.
Contact/Useful Links: You can contact them here.
Location: London, Swansea and International (Mentioned in other lists)
Description: Tech Hub is a well known office provider and innovation space across the world, particularly in the UK and Europe. Founded by the editor at large at Tech Crunch and other co-founders, Tech Hub has become a great provider, network/ events space and much more for tech startups.
Location: Bedford, Luton, Potters Bar, Stevenage, Watford and Ware
Description: Wenta the overall company runs six incubators across the UK, they run a range of events, training/ educational seminars and much more.
Location: London and International (Shown on other lists)
Description: Impact Hub particularly in London is well known for being a great space for freelancers and small businesses/ tech startups. They run tours at 5pm every Wednesday for anyone looking to check it out in Westminster.