So you want to start a business?
Perhaps we can help
Startup Connect offers people with business ideas the chance to link-in to a community of support who will travel with them through every aspect of the journey of launching their enterprise. We connect you with people who can contribute practical resources towards the launch and success of your business.
We aim to greatly increase the likelihood of the success of each enterprise and remove the barriers to great things getting started and brilliant ideas becoming reality.
We are especially excited to work with you if you are passionate about the positive difference that your business could make to the world.
What makes us different?
There are others doing this kind of thing. Startup Connect is resourced by the Christian Community and this give us a unique flavour – we have three core values:
Generosity: With our time, talents, gifts and ideas
Prayer: So much more is possible when we invite God to be involved
Structure: Creativity is best harnessed within clearly defined parameters
Is Startup Connect for you?
What’s your story?
The generous expert
The restless soul thinking about a change
The business owner looking for the next step
Wondering how it looks?
An insight into the process
Five key Stages
Startup ideas are submitted through an application and selection proces.
Who will you be working with?
Meet the team
Startup Connect is a project of the Business Connect Network. The executive team are:
Why do we want to help you?
The world needs your creativity
We believe that business should be a connecting, empowering and liberating force – contributing meaningfully to the common good and connecting individuals to their calling and mission in life.
Innovation, creativity and courage are required if business is to live up to this ideal. Individuals with imagination must be given the means to bring new and exciting ventures into the world - for the benefit of our economies, our communities and our shared future.
Christians are well placed to serve others towards this end. At their best our communities are fully invested in power of servanthood, fellowship and mutual support. We also believe that the talents, gifts and resources that we have been given are not primarily for our own benefit but for the benefit of others.
Join us on the Startup Connect journey!
It is interesting to note that the word “company” comes not from anything to do with money or profit, but rather from the Latin for “breaking bread together” (com=with + panis=bread). Perhaps the value of a company should once again be determined by its ability to enable us to share our fundamental resources for the good of others. And what better place to model that than amongst those who are united by their regular breaking of bread together? – Tim Nash
(Read more of the ethos and mission behind Startup Connect here)