Free initiative to support entrepreneur wellbeing launched by The Trampery

The Pathways Programme aims to help 250 London-based early-stage entrepreneurs over the next three years by catering to their individual needs

The Trampery, the London-based specialist in workspace, housing and neighbourhoods for creative businesses, has launched a free initiative to support entrepreneur wellbeing.

Called the Pathways Programme, the three year programme will target “creative pioneers and budding entrepreneurs” through a series of cohorts and two-day events.

Available to 250 entrepreneurs over the next three years, the £500,000 programme is part funded by the European Regional Development Fund as part of The Trampery’s Legacy For Growth Project, for which the company has been awarded £4.5m.

Run in various stage, The Trampery is currently looking for its first 20 cohorts – who will be provided with three-months worth of business support focusing on “the entrepreneur as a human”.

Avoiding formulaic classroom-style teaching, being built around experiential learning instead, The Trampery says workshops and masterclasses will take a “completely different approach” to entrepreneur support.

The first Pathways Programme is open to creative entrepreneurs of all disciplines and will be followed by subsequent cohorts running up until mid-2020, dedicated to fashion, tech and the arts.

In addition to the main programme, two-day Pathways Decelerators will run several times a year providing a space for entrepreneurs to reflect and reprioritise their motivations and goals.

Applications for the inaugural cohort are now open. The programme timeline is as follows:

• Applications open Wednesday 10th January
• Deadline for submissions Wednesday 7th February
• Successful applicants notified Friday 9th February
• Programme launches Tuesday 20th February
• Programme closes Tuesday 22nd May

Charles Armstrong, founder and CEO of The Trampery said:

“Conventional entrepreneur support programmes assume the only thing an entrepreneur cares about is making as much money as fast as possible.

“There’s also an assumption that entrepreneurs are ready to sacrifice every other aspect of their life and well-being to achieve this.

“Based on eight years experience running The Trampery and working with several thousand talented entrepreneurs, the reality is far more nuanced.

“Trampery Pathways turns the conventional approach on its head and focuses on entrepreneur as a human.

“It gets to grips with the motivations, personality and well-being of the individual entrepreneur and helps them develop business strategies that are aligned with their deeper goals.”

For more information or to apply, click here.

The Trampery says it encourages applications from early-stage entrepreneurs and particularly female founders, disabled founders and BAME applicants.