Our incubation programme, the Cooper Project, is a 6-month free residency in the Cooper Lounge open to pre-start and early stage start-ups operating in tech and digital sectors. It is an opportunity to test an idea and develop it into a viable business, or develop your early stage business in readiness for expansion into your first office.

We’re looking to on-board small cohorts of people with an ambition to set up, develop and scale a digital business. Our key measures of success are business creation, job creation and graduation from the Technology Park Campus

What’s the deal?

We will provide:

  • 6 months free co-working space with free tea and coffee
  • Assistance to help you develop personal development and business plans
  • Access to our Entrepreneurs-in-Residence (EiR) who can offer advice on a range of specialist subjects
  • Access to our Growth Advisors who can help your business to scale
  • Access to events, workshops, and socials

If you are accepted onto the Cooper Project, we expect you to:

  • Come to events, workshops and socials
  • Engage with our support, including the EiRs and Growth Advisors
  • Demonstrate ongoing progress towards reaching agreed milestones
  • Work from STP at least 2 days per week
  • Present your progress at the end of your 6 months