Entrepreneurs Hub

This Autumn, the Design Museum will launch Entrepreneurs Hub, a free 8-week programme to help 15 emerging designer-entrepreneurs develop and grow their ideas into viable, sustainable businesses.

What to expect

By joining the Hub, you will get weekly masterclasses in creative business skills, one-to-one mentoring from leading designers and entrepreneurs and access to the museum's resources, including a dedicated workspace and library.

Additionally, you will receive personal development coaching to help build confidence and resilience and support in connecting with key industry leaders.

This programme is open to everyone regardless of age, background or experience. We are especially keen to hear from people who may have felt locked out of opportunities to start and grow a business previously. An £800 per month bursary will be offered to participants to help cover the personal costs of taking part.

Is this for me?

Yes, if you are based in the UK and:

  • Have a great idea for a design-based business but aren’t sure where to start

  • Would like to be part of a community of like-minded aspiring entrepreneurs and connected to a host of mentors and experts

  • Are inspired by the Design Museum and excited about being involved in its first full-time programme to support entrepreneurs

  • May have felt locked out of opportunities to explore design and entrepreneurship before

  • Demonstrate ambition, motivation and a growth-mindset

  • Are motivated by thriving creatively and commercially

How to Apply

Please note:

The applications for this year's programme closed on 13 September 2021.

Need more information?

If you have any questions about the programme, please get in touch with the Hub team via email: