Mission3 London Programme

London, England, United Kingdom expand job description ↓


Zinc's third programme starts in London in October 2019. Its mission is to add 5 more years of high-quality to everyone’s later life. For more information please see the Mission 3 page of our website.

The Programme

The Zinc programme will have 50 Founders from around the world to. There are three phases to this 9 month full time programme:

  • Match: where founders choose the focus for their new business, their co-founder and their outline business idea
  • Hatch: where the new teams design, test and improve their new products and services
  • Accelerate: where the new businesses secure the resources they need to achieve their ambitions

The pace at which the founders move through these three phases varies, but on average each phase takes 3 months.

The Founders

We look for creators and innovators from a variety of backgrounds, including clinicians, engineers, financial services experts, creative designers, researchers, serial entrepreneurs, product managers, NGO innovators, life scientists, care managers, and others. All the founders will share a passion to co-found commercial businesses from scratch with in one or more of the 10 opportunity areas in Mission 3. We are looking for Founders who have:

  • Ambition and Drive
  • Commitment to social impact
  • Commercial mindset
  • Fresh insight
  • Creativity
  • Comfort with uncertainty
  • Obsession with meeting user needs
  • Power to mobilise supporters
  • Ability to get things done


  • Access to potential co-founders
  • £12,000 Stipend over 9 months
  • Intensive 9 month programme to build a business from scratch
  • Up to 12 months workspace in our Central London base
  • Free services and resources
  • Access to leading experts from academia, business, design and technology
  • Zinc as a Founding Shareholder in your new company, based on a 8% equity stake
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