Looking to apply to the Zinc Venture Builder? Here’s everything you need to know

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Zinc is seeking 50 extremely ambitious, talented individuals from across the globe who want to become Zinc Founders and build businesses to Improve the Health of People and the Planet.

The 12-month Venture Builder starts full-time, in-person in our London headquarters, in October-November and April-May of each year. Will you rise to the challenge and join us?

Zinc is an early-stage investor. We back Founders who want to build a new mission-driven business, even if they don’t yet have a team or an idea. We support the Founders to build brand new commercial businesses by providing access to co-Founders, investment, experts, in-house research & development (R&D) support and a proven process to launch a new venture.

You can find a full list of our FAQs in the document below, but here are a few questions you may find useful:

read the full FAQs here

What will the hours be like? Can I work on something else while on the Venture Builder or could I join part-time?
The Venture Builder is a full-time commitment, based in London. We do not offer remote or part-time options as it requires 100% commitment and focus – you will need to step away from any full-time professional commitments to join and build your new business.

What is the Zinc investment? 

When Zinc backs a Founder to build a business, you receive up to £300,000 in funding. This breaks down as:

  • £12,00 stipend across the first 6 months per founder
  • £150,000 initial investment for any company that we decide to back
  • ~£150,000 follow on investment in the company’s seed round

Is there an application deadline?

Places are offered on a first come first serve, rolling basis and we receive hundreds of applications for every Venture Builder. As a result, applying earlier is best, especially if you require a visa or have a notice period to meet.

What happens if I miss an application round deadline? Or just recently found out about the Venture Builder at the end of the application process? 

We have application rounds, but there is no clear-cut deadline for submitting an application. We are seeking great talent 365 days a year.

read the full FAQs here

To apply today visit our Build your business page! Alternatively, visit our Mission page to find out more about the missions and investment priorities.

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