Allia and Serious Impact

How do I make my startup a success?

Join the only Incubator focused on East London.

The Allia Serious Impact programme in east London exists exclusively for entrepreneurs living, developing a business or creating opportunities locally.

The incubator programme runs for 9 months during which we’ll work with you in key startup areas to develop and grow your business.

Who is the programme for?

We invite those to apply who are beyond the idea stage and have a validated proposition.

We are looking for:

  • Innovative entrepreneurs looking to develop and scale up their business.
  • Those who are passionate about making an impact
  • You should have a tangible connection to the area of east London – whether your business is based there, you are from there, or you support the community – we want to help east London thrive!
  • A real potential to generate jobs, growth and opportunities in East London
  • Commitment to the 9 month programme

What does it cover?

You’ll be part of a journey with up to 35 other start-ups, and during the 9 month programme you will have access to:

  • Expert workshops, talks & ‘meet the investor’ style events
  • 24/7 Dedicated, free to access workspace
  • Use of meeting rooms and facilities
  • On-site business advice and specialist mentoring
  • A network of like-minded entrepreneurs

Does it cost?

Our support is 100% free and there are no strings attached. We do this because we’re a not-for-profit organisation, working alongside some wonderful partners to deliver our services to deliver economic opportunity in east London.

Why should I apply?

  • Work alongside a network of motivated and like-minded entrepreneurs
  • Make valuable connections in entrepreneurial and professional networks
  • Receive expert support in the form of 1:1 sessions, workshops, and mentoring.
  • Gain the confidence and knowledge to put everything into practice after the programme!

Once you’ve completed the application form and we have reviewed your business, we’ll invite shortlisted candidates to an interview at the Allia Future Business Centre in Hackney. Shortly after your interview, we’ll let you know whether your application has been successful.

I have more questions…

Great, we love inquisitive minds. Please email us on and one of our team will be in touch.  

Where do I sign up?

Applications now open!

Interviews occur weekly and places are offered on a first come first serve basis.

Got a question? Get in touch.

Email us

Want to become a member of our faculty?

We are looking for experts in their field to support our entrepreneurs to grow their business and make impact.

Find out moreSee our experts

Be inspired by other ventures we have worked with:

Our Ventures

Connect with us online!