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Future Startup Now Application Form
Do you want to kick-start a career in digital startups? Or have a great business idea of your own?

Apply now for an immersive introduction to the startup world through paid three-month placements at digital startups, an intensive bootcamp to develop ideas, innovation and impact, and the opportunity to pitch for £5,000 funding and support. Future Startup Now will offer 60 young creatives the chance to learn from leading entrepreneurs in the digital sector who are creating the startups of the future.

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As a trainee, you will get:
+ A two-week, expenses paid intensive bootcamp to set you up for success in your placement by understanding the culture of a startup, delving into the life cycle of a digital product, understanding how to work and thrive in uncertainty and developing digital mindsets

+ Support to develop entrepreneurial ideas through working in teams to hack solutions to social problems, developing business plans and models, learning about the customer and developing sales and pitching skills

+ London Living Wage, paid, three-month placements across Operations, Marketing or Relationships at one of London’s exciting digital startups

+ Ongoing 1:1 employability support

+ Access to a Macbook Pro & Adobe Suite

+ Opportunity to pitch for £5,000 funding, desk space and support

Who is Future Startup Now for?
Londoners aged 18-24 years old who are interested in building a career in the digital sector who are:

+ Excited about immersing themselves in the startup world

+ Flexible and adaptable with a positive outlook

+ Able to work in a fast-paced and varied role

+ Able to complete tasks and build skills independently

+ Fully available from June - October 2019

We encourage applications from those who are underrepresented in the industry including:
+ Non-graduates

+ Disabled, D/deaf and neurodiverse people

+ LGBTQ+ people

+ People from black, Asian and ethnic minority backgrounds

+ People from lower socio-economic backgrounds

*Please note that we’re not currently able to provide support workers for individuals on the course. If you have any access requirements to support you during the selection process, please highlight this on the application form. Or you can contact Engagement Officer, Ayumi Konno at ayumi.konno@anewdirection.org.uk, 020 7608 2132

Deadline: Monday 20th May, 2019 at 10am
You will need to complete this application form below with a few written questions, and upload a CV.

If invited, there will be a Selection Day on Monday 27th May 2019, which will involve a group task and some short interviews. If you are unable to make this selection day for any reason, unfortunately we will not be able to consider you for the placements in this round.

Want help with your application?
Come to an information session to find out more and get support with your application - RSVP on our Eventbrite page here:

Tue 23rd April 2019, 2-4pm @ A New Direction (Old Street)
Tue 7th May 2019, 2-4pm @ Hub67 (Hackney)
Mon 13th May 2019, 2-4pm @ Newham Workplace - please contact your advisor if you are a customer at Newham Workplace.

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