Inspiring Stories: Fledglink
Kicking-off our series of ‘Inspiring Stories’, Ellie Yell, founder of Fledglink and business participant of We in Social Tech cohort one shared her 6 month journey on the accelerator programme.
“Being around female founders who are all driven by a mission”
– Ellie Yell
At Fledglink we are on a mission to be the most helpful and supportive platform for young people as they journey through the last years of education and into work. By helping them understand themselves better and become more informed, we help them make better, more confident decisions about their next step. We do this through a free app and self-development workshops.
Why Join the Accelerator
I joined the accelerator as it was perfectly suited for me being a female founder leading a purpose driven tech business. The challenge before I joined the accelerator, and which never goes away is where the next round of funding is coming from!
Successes of the Business so far
We are growing from strength to strength, within six months of being in the We in Social Tech programme the team
has grown from 2 to 8 people. To add, we have secured our second round of funding moved into new premises and we
are looking to scale our reach significantly over the next year in order to support thousands of young people.
We have also secured a partnership with the British Youth Council and are sponsoring the youth vote for 11-18 year olds
this year. This will enable us to reach around 1.2million young people that we could support around their career aspirations.
Benefits of the accelerator:
A group of female founders at different stages to support each other and continue to support each other beyond the programme.
Peer to peer learning groups, free co-working space with links to local employers and stakeholders in the local community.
Access to key industry mentors for support and guidance that I plan to continue working with.
Download the case study here:
We in Social Tech is an innovative accelerator, set-up to support ambitious women-led social technology businesses. The programme is delivered by Nwes, the largest not-for-private-profit enterprise agency in the UK, in collaboration with founding partner Deutsche Bank, through its social enterprise programme Made for Good. The tech accelerator programme will support a total of 60 social tech businesses by 2020.
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