Incubators & accelerators


Addressing complex societal challenges necessitates new innovative approaches – long-term approaches that dovetail delivering sustainable impact for the bottom line as well as society. This in turn requires access to financial and human capital, technology and extensive networks – resources that individual organisations struggle to harness alone.

We believe that building partnerships to develop bespoke issue focused incubators is one possible solution to this struggle. Such incubators can provide an (1) ecosystem, (2) enabling environment, and potentially (3) seed funding, to accelerate the impact and extend the reach of early stage ideas or ventures and catalyse resources to address a social need.

From our vantage point working at the boundary between the private, charity and social enterprise sectors, we are lucky enough to meet and connect with very different organisations who have this shared goal and ideal. This led to us convening the Health Social Innovators programme, an accelerator for early stage ventures tackling healthcare inequality.

Accelerators and incubators are unique platforms for large organisations and investors to provide vital support on the growth journey of early-stage social businesses. Numbers for Good can provide end-to-end accelerator programme design and execution including:

  • Advisory services on designing, structuring and managing an accelerator partnership, including fund raising
  • Introductions to potential social enterprise and investor partners
  • Advice on curriculum content and structure, network development and potential pitfalls!

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In Focus: Health Social Innovators

To help early stage ventures get off the ground we teamed up with Janssen Healthcare Innovation (part of the Johnson & Johnson family), UCL Business, Healthbox, the Cabinet Office and Trafford Housing Trust to launch the Health Social Innovators’ Accelerator Programme (HSI).

Through a 16-week accelerator programme and an investment in each venture, the HSI accelerator has supported the growth of early-stage social entrepreneurs who are pioneering new ways to tackle health inequality in the UK.

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