Taking part, and graduating from, the Hotbed programme gave me a far greater understanding and I believe a better toolkit to navigate my first raise as a female founder. From insightful webinars, supportive 1-2-1's, fireside chats and pitch events - it was great to be part of such a supportive and accountable cohort.Danielle Fox-Thomas, Founder @ The Ova
I was part of two incredible programs; Hotbed Beta and Overrules. What I really loved about each was how objective driven they were. The Beta program was how to go live to market, it opened up my London network, I was held accountable for metrics and that continuously pushed us to grow and get to product- market fit. Overrules was highly focused on Women in startups and the program highlighted great role models for us to learn from. I enjoyed their carefully designed agenda which helped us frame the challenges we face and address them in Q/A format sessions.
As an alumni, I now have access to other founders in the ecosystem. Surrounding yourself with founders that are better than you will help you level up faster. That's why the Hotbed community is so powerful.Sabica Pardesi, Founder @ Moya Money
I can't thank [The Hotbed Team] enough for putting on such an effective programme. The quality and range of speakers was excellent, particularly the balance between investors and founders. From the start, the programme felt like a safe space, which allowed frank and genuine discussions and advice, which is invaluable. The level of time commitment expected from us a founders was bang on - not too much that we felt dragged away from running the business, but not too little to feel the course was lightweight. An unexpected bonus was the power of the cohort of fellow founders - not just a great network, but also reassuring to feel we are not alone in the challenges we face and with the highs and lows of start-up world.Henry Fyson, Founder @ humanpeople
"Of all the companies, VC's, advisors and mentors we have worked with on our journey growing our startup, [this] has been the most useful, inspirational, educational and provided the most relevant support. This is the most important community we've been privileged enough to be a part of!"Tersha Willis, Founder @ terrible*