Launch It

A pre-accelerator for 18-24 year olds

FoundersDoor equips 18–24 year olds with the knowledge and experience needed to get their startup ideas off the ground. Our focus is on teams who are just beginning their journey and can benefit from the mentorship, tools, resources and funding to get them to the next level. FoundersDoor is the perfect training ground for very early founders to put their startup in order and prepare for a full-time accelerator or the first investment round. 


We're looking for:

  • 18- 24 year olds from diverse backgrounds based in the UK.

What's involved:

  • Saturdays workshops and masterclasses to help you accelerate your startup growth.

  • Hands-on support and coaching mentorship from our awesome and dedicated champions.

  • Exclusive invites to Partner events and socials

  • Free office space at WeWork for 2 months.

  • Network of successful entrepreneurs, technical experts and investors

  • End of programme celebration, with a chance to receive equity-free funding and prizes.


Important dates:

  • Programme starts October

  • Programme celebration TBC

N.B Only startups who have taken part in FoundersWeekend will be eligible. Apply to join.

Meet The Experts                               

more to come ... 

Rowan Adams

Dama Sathianathan

Funke Omisore

Product Specialist 

Partner at Bethnal Green Ventures

 Lawyer, Mischon De Reya

Our Programme Partners 


Your Startup, Your Story is a startup community for founders, developers, creatives, investors and more on a mission to make a difference. Our purpose is to equip diverse talent with the tools and resources to thrive within the startup ecosystem so that they can contribute to an equitable economy, which welcomes all individuals to participate.

© Your Startup, Your Story (YSYS) 2019