The latest news from Echo++

Tuesday 2 October 2018

Apply now for Fashion++

We’re on the lookout for startup fashion brand challenging the way we view, buy and experience fashion to join our Fashion++ programme. Fashion++ is our fashion-focused Echo++ accelerator programme, co-designed with London College of Fashion, and created to give you a unique opportunity to attain the resources, strategies and networks you need to grow and lead a successful business. Following our first…

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Wednesday 25 July 2018

Kick start your business at the next Echo++ Weekender!

Have you got a business idea brewing? Starting something new and looking for the skills, support and network to make it happen? Applications are now open for the next Echo++ Weekender, on 15th + 16th September 2018. Back by popular demand following two sell-out Weekender programme in 2017, this time we’ll be supporting 30 budding entrepreneurs…

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Thursday 31 May 2018

Meet our alumni: Contemporary Lynx

This month we shine the spotlight on Echo members and recent graduates of our Creative++ programme, Contemporary Lynx… 1. Contemporary Lynx… what intriguing name! What do you guys do? Sylwia Krason: Thank you! Since 2013, together with my friend Dobromila Blaszczyk, we run a print and online publication on art and culture called Contemporary Lynx Magazine.…

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Monday 12 March 2018

Calling all female tech founders!

We’re delighted to be working in collaboration with one of Europe’s leading innovation hubs, Plexal, to deliver Plexiglass – an 8 week accelerator programme aimed at bringing more female tech founders to the fore! Participants will gain access to tailored content, 121 support, mentoring and workspace for the duration of the programme, culminating with a pitch event to showcase participants, attended…

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Thursday 8 March 2018

Meet East London’s rising fashion stars!

A few months ago, we set out on a quest to find some of East London’s brightest rising stars in the fashion industry. We were looking for brands challenging the way we do fashion to take part in our first ever fashion-focused Echo++ accelerator programme – Fashion++. In January 2018, we welcomed a cohort of…

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Tuesday 28 November 2017

Calling all fashion entrepreneurs!

Are you a startup fashion brand challenging the way we view, buy and experience fashion? Love what you do but need the structure and support to really nail it? Fashion++ is our first fashion-focused Echo++ accelerator programme, co-designed with London College of Fashion, and created to give you a unique opportunity to attain the resources, strategies and…

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Thursday 14 September 2017

Calling all creative entrepreneurs!

Calling all creative entrepreneurs! Love what you you do, but need the structure and peer support to really nail it? Look no further – applications are now open for Creative++, an intensive four week business accelerator designed with and for creative entrepreneurs to support you to grow and lead a successful enterprise. As part of a…

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Friday 4 August 2017

Meet our Alumni: The Athenian

This week on the blog, we chat to Neo, Echo member and co-founder of Greek street food start-up, The Athenian. Since coming on an Echo++ accelerator programme back in 2015, Neo and his co-founder Tim have scaled to two permanent sites and three markets in London, and their first site in Bristol. And we can vouch…

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Friday 28 July 2017

Meet our alumni: Friend of Faux

Sick of seeing fresh flowers go to waste in the events industry, Anna Robinson started her faux flower business Friend of Faux two and a half years ago. Based in her studio in East London, Anna produces beautiful faux flowers, plants and garlands for events and installations. Earlier this year, Anna took part in our Creative++ business…

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Tuesday 25 July 2017

Applications open for the next Echo++ Weekender!

Have you got a business idea brewing? Starting something new and looking for the skills, support and network to make it happen? Applications are now open for the next Echo++ Weekender, on 9th + 10th September 2017. Back by popular demand following a sell-out Weekender programme in March, this time we’ll be supporting 30 budding…

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Monday 24 July 2017

Meet our alumni: East End Trades Guild

This week on the blog, we catch up with Krissie Nicolson, Echo member and founding organiser of the East End Trades Guild. An East London local for the past 20 years, Krissie witnessed first-hand the increasing pressures of living and working in London. She started the East End Trades Guild to be a collective voice…

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Friday 14 July 2017

Meet our alumni: Stööki

Frustrated by the lack of opportunity in the jewellery industry for young people from minority backgrounds, jewellery designer Nadia Abbas and her co-founders decided to start their own business, Stööki, combining fashion, music and art. We chatted to Stööki business partners Nadia and Bosola to hear a bit more about their business journey, their time…

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Tuesday 13 June 2017

Keeping the magic going: why we launched an Echo++ Meetup

We’re always looking for ways to spark connections between our members… and we’re constantly inspired by the diversity of skills and knowledge exchanged, and the collaborations and new projects these throw up! Our growing community of Echo++ businesses, over 150 to date, frequently describe the opportunity to grow their peer network (for some by as…

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Wednesday 5 April 2017

What a weekend! 50 aspiring entrepreneurs join the Echo++ Weekender

Over the last weekend of March, we took over Hackney House for 2 days and filled it with 50 like-minded East London entrepreneurs, some of our favourite startup founders and expert workshop leaders for a festival of entrepreneurship, Echo-style: The Echo++ Weekender. We put our 50 budding startups through their paces: stress-testing their ideas, discovering…

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Wednesday 15 February 2017

Apply now for The Echo++ Weekender!

Got a business idea brewing? Starting something new? We’re delighted to announce that applications are now open for our newest Echo++ business support programme: The Echo++  Weekender – Saturday 25th and Sunday 26th March 2017 at Hackney House. The Echo++ Weekender is your space to explore your idea, expand your skillset, and connect with a diverse group of 50…

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Tuesday 22 November 2016

Congrats to our Food++ Startups!

Last weekend, our cohort of food businesses rounded off their Food++ accelerator programme by pitching for a share of prizes to our panel of food industry professionals, including the founders of Grub Club, Craved and Firezza, representatives from Hello Fresh, supper club extraordinaire Pratap Chahal and Michelin starred chef Emily Roux. It was an inspiring…

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Friday 9 September 2016

Kid friendly co-working with WRAP

Today sees the launch of WRAP, an East London startup that’s hoping to revolutionise co-working by offering creative sessions for 2 to 5 years-old with desk space for busy parents who want to keep their little rascals close by. We caught up with Kelly Allnutt, co-founder and Echo++ alumnus who popped by our Hackney Wick…

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Tuesday 7 June 2016

How I bootstrapped my startup with Echo

This is the first of three blogs written by Echo member Andrew Child, as he reflects upon his Echo journey so far and how it has helped him establish a business from scratch.  Autumn 2015, I was running my design business – a one-person operation specialising in design to support e-commerce and CRM – all…

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Tuesday 31 May 2016

Echo Stories: Half Day Holidays

As he launches his new social enterprise, Half Day Holidays, Echo member Simon Cole tells us what it’s all about, and why being part of the Echo community has been a key part of its creation. Some of the best things in life can’t be shown on a spreadsheet. Returning from the inaugural Half Day…

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Wednesday 4 May 2016

Member of the Month – Launch22

Our member for May is Launch22 and we’re very excited to announce that we’ve teamed up with them to run a series of morning breakfast sessions for Echo members, running every Wednesday from 18th May to 8th June 2016 – more details below. Launch22 is an exciting new co-working space in the heart of Shoreditch, set…

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