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Introducing Zinc Connect
Zinc Connect is a new series of quarterly events with the purpose of helping the Zinc Mission companies connect with talent, mentors and partners. The series will create valuable networking opportunities for the companies to grow and enhance their relationships within the growing community.
Our goal is to bring together these groups of people, all of whom are driven and motivated to make a real impact.
Zinc Mission 1
Zinc’s first programme officially ended at the end of June 2018; but our first mission - to tackle women’s and girls' mental and emotional health - has only just started.
The first programme has resulted in 16 companies which are aimed at improving mental and emotional health through a diverse range of solutions.
These mission-led businesses are all in the very early stages of their journey and require support in various forms, including advice and mentorship, funding, office space, and finding talented and passionate early team members.
At the same time, over the course of the first mission, we have met with hundreds of incredible people with relevant skills, experience, connections and resources, who are keen to support the mission and the companies, and to follow their journey.
How can I get involved?
We are looking to bring together people who are interested in getting involved with Mission 1 ventures through one or more of the following:
1) Becoming an Advisor / Mentor. Are you an expert in a particular domain (e.g. entrepreneurship, investment, research, clinical practice, etc.) interested in advising or mentoring the Founders and their companies?
2) Joining a Business. Are you interested in joining an early-stage, mission-driven start-up in mental health?
3) Working with the Teams. Are you interested in working with an early-stage, mission-led start-up to gain experience through project-based work, an internship, or a student placement?
4) Supporting the Businesses. Are you looking to invest and support the mission-led companies via capital and other resources, such as work-space?
Please join us at Zinc Connect to meet Mission 1 companies and help us tackle this important mission!
Zinc builds new companies that solve the developed world's toughest social issues.
We do this through a 9-month full-time programme for 50 creative entrepreneurial individuals (we call them ‘Founders’), who come together at Zinc to find their Co-Founders and build their new businesses from scratch.
Excited by technology, they are driven by the desire to use their skills, experience and energy to have a personal impact on the social issues that really matter to them. With Zinc’s help, the Founders create scalable products and services that target millions of customers, based on the best social science research, exponential technologies and creative design.
Each programme has a single mission. The first mission, which we started in October 2017 in London, was to improve the mental and emotional health of 650m women and girls in the developed world.
Our second mission, "To unlock new opportunities for people in places that have been hard-hit by globalisation and automation", will begin in London on 1st October, 2018. For more information, please visit: https://www.zinc.vc/mission-2/