Who we are
We exist to enable young people living tough lives to achieve a fulfilling livelihood – a career that they can be proud of.
We unite the innovation and talent of the tech world, and the knowledge and passion of the non-profit world. Working alongside tech companies we discover and nurture ideas that shake up the way things are done.
Launchpad provides a package of support to enable social start-ups shaking things up to survive their difficult early days, and blast off!
This enables start-ups to:
- Test, iterate and prove their new idea.
- Build their capability so they can support and scale their idea.
Where we work
Our work in the UK focuses on our home city of London.
We focus on three countries where we can make the most impact; Ethiopia, Kenya and Uganda.
Our risk taking.
We’re willing to take risks on new organisations and untested projects.
We’re uniquely placed in the intersection between social start-ups, funders and tech companies.
We like to get involved beyond just writing a cheque and help our partners’ in all sorts of ways.
We believe that, given the chance, young people from all backgrounds have the potential to achieve something special in their lives. We focus on five main ways to help them do so:
We engage young people in positive activities to get them on the right path to improving their life chances.
We help young people to develop positive traits that will enable them to flourish in life. We focus on three things that we think will make a big difference – purpose, confidence and grit.
We equip young people with knowledge and skills through formal and informal education.
We prepare young people for the world of work by developing their soft skills, providing work experience and helping them to market themselves.
We create employment and business opportunities to enable young people to shine.
Interested in our roots? Read an interview with our founder, Neil.