From our Venture Builder to the Zinc Academy, we run a number of programmes focused on helping people manage and improve their physical and mental health. Read on to find out how we’ve been moving closer tackling this problem:
Our latest Venture Builder programme has now launched, with the following Mission: “To ensure that every child and young person can develop and maintain good mental and emotional health”. For more information on this programme, visit the Mission page here.
Back in October 2017, our first Venture Builder took place. With over 800 applicants, 55 talented individuals were recruited to become the first cohort of Zinc Founders. Four years on, many of these Founders have continued to grow and scale their mission-led companies that are focused on tackling women’s and girl’s mental and emotional health in exciting and innovative ways. Here are some of their stories.
The Zinc Academy is the education arm of Zinc and focuses on accelerating the impact of mission-driven individuals. Combining diverse talent with a common mission, the Academy launches changemakers along a variety of routes to impact.
We can all experience changes to our physical, emotional and sexual health during the course of our lives that we hide away rather than talk about. Maybe we feel ashamed, maybe we feel others won’t understand, maybe we just don’t know who to turn to for support, but it shouldn’t be this way.
Mental Health Fellows
The Fellows are key members of the Zinc community. They are leaders in their respective fields who are actively engaged with our mental health mission area. Fellows assist the Zinc team in driving the programme and provide support to our Founders and Pioneers throughout their journeys to building impactful, ambitious and successful businesses. Here are a select few from our expansive community.
Head of the Division of Psychology and Language Sciences at UCL and Anna Freud Centre
Co-Founder of Kaizera
Partner at Ada Ventures
Head of Networks & Communities at Backed VC
Sustainability Learning Lead at LEGO
“Ferly exists to empower women with sexual difficulties and dysfunctions. Zinc gave us the opportunity to dive into the world of women’s health, to build an unshakeable founding team and to access experts and knowledge networks. From Zinc, we’ve been able to create a pill-free and evidence-based solution that supports women who struggle with sex in their journey towards sexual wellness.”