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WEBINAR - What is the Public Service Launchpad Accelerator?

  • Nov 28, 2013 · 7:00 PM
  • Online Meeting

Join us for an online discussion around the Public Service Launchpad Accelerator programme with Hub Launchpad CEO Dom Potter in partnership with Globalnet21 and FutureGov.

This Accelerator will focus on bringing ideas for new public service innovation ventures or projects to a next level, and start in January. Some of you will remember our first Webinar with Joost Beunderman where we talked about the Scholarship programme. For this event we will discuss what the accelerator is about and how you can apply.

This programme will include:

• An intensive 14 week programme to incubate innovation in public services
• Programme looking for 15 teams with initial £9,400 seed investment per founder
• Looking for entrepreneurs as well as people within public service organisations
• Full or part-time commitment, with 3 days per week as a minimum
• Deadline is Tuesday 10 December 2013 at 5pm GMT, but the sooner you apply the better

The webinar will be facilitated by Francis Sealey.
Please do use social media to discuss the event. The tag will be #PSLaunchpad.

About Dom Potter:
Dom Potter is CEO of Hub Launchpad. Previously, Dom Potter was Head of Networks at UnLtd and has founded several social organisations including Internocracy, The Transition Institute and Social Value Engine. He has been a government advisor on social mobility, and is Fellow of the RSA and the Sandbox Network. Dom has appeared on BBC News, Sky News and written for the Guardian, Independent and Financial Times.

For more information on this Accelerator visit or contact Marc.

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  • Marc B.

    Thanks all for taking part and for you really good questions, I hope it was useful and do get in touch if:
    - you have any questions about how to apply
    - or are looking for a co-founder

    for more info visit:

    And if you missed it here is the webinar recording:

    November 29, 2013

  • Francis S.

    " What is the Public Service Launchpad Accelerator?” is today, Thursday November 28th

    It will commence at 7.00pm

    You can log on by click on the link at –

    - And this should take you right to the webinar platform. Try to get there about give minutes early so you can familiarise yourself with the system and of course you can check it out any time from now on.

    November 28, 2013

  • Marc B.

    To illustrate tomorrow's conversation here is the latest blog by Dom Potter about the programme: "We look for and invest in people with a social mission, rather than people with a specific business plan"

    1 · November 27, 2013

  • Rajen

    For me it is for information only. Would like to know more about the "other side" though i.e the enterprise side, for example what is a "scholar" etc

    November 26, 2013

    • Marc B.

      thanks Rajen, I'm sure this session will give you a good overview of the programme and let us know afterwards if you have more questions

      November 27, 2013

  • Marc B.

    Quick question to all: Are you thinking of applying to the Accelerator? If yes do you have already a co-founder or do you need finding one?

    1 · November 26, 2013

  • Zorro

    I would have signed up to come but I'll be on the way back from France that evening Am v. interested in this and for the RSA Social Entrepreneurs Network Some/many Spotlighters have been doing this thing - and there could well be a productive and creative nexus to be made that could bring some of these services to scale up and have a real big effect.
    Friday 29 November, 9 - 10.30am is RSA SEN breakfast looking at social enterprise and innovation in education with Catriona Maclay from Hackney Pirates (, and Jonny Sobczyk from The Brilliant Club ( who will be talking about their work - and we're discussing some Qs.

    November 22, 2013

  • Marc B.

    For this event, We're also organising at the Hub Westminster an informal meet-up with Hub Launchpad scholars and non-scholars where you can share your project, and get feedback from your peers. This is for people who want to find or join a team for the accelerator and watch together on the screen the webinar:

    1 · November 22, 2013

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