THE GATE ONE INCUBATOR

REAL LIFE ENTREPRENEURS

Our consultants launch their own start-ups through the Gate One Incubator. Few other consultancies put their money where their mouth is and really make this happen. Launching a start-up tests creativity, leadership and grit like nothing else – these qualities in our consultants set us apart from our competitors and directly benefit your business. The experience of creation, experimentation and ownership ignites a wonderful passion in our staff and helps us solve our clients problems like no one else.

HOW WE DO IT

We invest in an experienced Entrepreneur In Residence who has first-hand experience of launching and funding start-ups. We host all day themed accelerator days in cool locations to fast-track our new business concepts. We use divergent and convergent thinking to evolve and stress test our business models, then rapidly guide them towards funding.  

So far we’ve funded fourteen start-ups in this way, and three have gone to complete seed funding rounds.

Pinga is the UK’s first crowdsourced on demand delivery service and launched in October 2017

Oshun is an acai berry bowl and smoothie business and launched in 2015

WE ARE LIGHT ON PROCESS AND BIG ON FRESH THINKING

It all culminates in ‘gate one’ (see what we did there) when our new entrepreneur pitches to the whole firm for seed investment. The final ingredients are a great space in a London co-working office full of entrepreneurs and creatives, additional funding, an advisory from one of our experienced directors and access to the Gate One network. All of which makes a great environment for the new business to grow.

Michael Goulden | Head of Incubator

Want to find out how the Incubator helps make our consultants great? Want to know more about how you can get involved in any of our Incubator businesses? Considering a role at Gate One and want to know how you might get involved in the Incubator if you join?

As Gate One’s Entrepreneur in Residence and a co-founder of Pinga, Michael Goulden is available to answer your questions.

GATE ONE INCUBATOR START-UPS

We’re proud of our new businesses. They’re true market disrupters. Let us know what you think – we’d love to hear from you.

Pinga is the UK’s first crowd-sourced on-demand delivery service

Pinga is crowdsourced instant delivery into your hand – when you need something. Pinga connects you to a ‘regular’ person who’s walking past the shop anyway.

YEAR FOUNDED
2016

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10,000 orders to date

750 Pinga Partners active on the Pinga app

Live in London and Nottingham

15,000 downloads to date

10,000 balloons for the Pinga launch party

Free drink if you download the app

The Pinga app showing nearby Pinga Partners

Pinga is the UK’s first crowd-sourced on-demand delivery service

Pinga is crowdsourced instant delivery into your hand – when you need something. Pinga connects you to a ‘regular’ person who’s walking past the shop anyway.

YEAR FOUNDED
2016

CATCH UP ON PINGA NEWS

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10,000 orders to date

750 Pinga Partners active on the Pinga app

Live in London and Nottingham

15,000 downloads to date

10,000 balloons for the Pinga launch party

Free drink if you download the app

The Pinga app showing nearby Pinga Partners

Oshun Cafe is a pop-up cafe selling a unique selection of acai berry bowls and smoothies.

YEAR FOUNDED
2015

861 bowls sold in the 3 week pilot alone

10 days to design, fit-out and open in Shoreditch

“Best bowl of acai berries I’ve ever had outside of of Brazil” – Brazilian customer

Oshun Cafe is a pop-up cafe selling a unique selection of acai berry bowls and smoothies.

YEAR FOUNDED
2015

861 bowls sold in the 3 week pilot alone

10 days to design, fit-out and open in Shoreditch

“Best bowl of acai berries I’ve ever had outside of of Brazil” – Brazilian customer

Dribble is a “how child-friendly is this business?” review directory

A constant companion in your pocket, Dribble provides hundreds of child-friendly places to visit with your family; all reviewed from our trusted, local community for parents by parents.

Currently available in Edinburgh, Lothians and Fife, but will be expanding in Scotland soon!

YEAR FOUNDED
2017

CATCH UP ON DRIBBLE NEWS

1160 new users acquired in our official launch week

Launched in Edinburgh, Lothians and Fife, and Glasgow

Over 10k total app downloads

“The thing I love most about the Dribble app is reading reviews from real local parents and carers.” Hazel, Edinburgh

“An app like Dribble is fabulous to give inspiration and guidance to what is suitable for families of different criteria.” Sharon, Hamilton

Dribble is the family friendliness app

Our app provides you with hundreds of family-friendly places to visit and things to do; including all the information you need to know before you go and honest reviews by our trusted community of parents.

YEAR FOUNDED
2017

CATCH UP ON DRIBBLE NEWS

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1160 new users acquired in our official launch week

Launched in Edinburgh, Lothians and Fife, and Glasgow

Over 10k total app downloads

“The thing I love most about the Dribble app is reading reviews from real local parents and carers.” Hazel, Edinburgh

“An app like Dribble is fabulous to give inspiration and guidance to what is suitable for families of different criteria.” Sharon, Hamilton

INCUBATOR INSIGHTS

Our Incubator team regularly share their insights about start-up life – you can read some of them here.

MORE INSIGHTS & NEWS

FIND OUT MORE

The Gate One Incubator continues to research, launch and grow several start-ups not listed here. To find out more about the Incubator, or a career at Gate One, please contact Michael or visit our join us pages.

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