Dedicated to growing entrepreneurship and innovation in Guernsey
Guernsey’s Startup Hub has been established by the Digital Greenhouse and the States of Guernsey to provide free and inclusive support for new business and entrepreneurs. It is a combination of online services, face to face support and accelerator programmes, all designed to provide entrepreneurs with a one-stop-shop to connect them with the rich and diverse expertise of Guernsey innovation ecosystem.
The purpose of the Startup Hub is to be a focal point on Island, for the delivery and development of Guernsey’s entrepreneurial ecosystem, providing space and facilities, advice and mentoring for start-ups and businesses looking to grow.
The Entrepreneurial Hub
This new virtual space has something for every stage of the new business cycle with a wide range of multimedia content, case studies to inspire and links to help you begin your journey. Free and impartial advice can be found on our Business Essentials section with topics ranging from clarity on navigating jargon-heavy legal, finance and insurance matters, to successfully developing a brand and planning marketing.
The Startup Hub’s online services are complemented by a well established annual programme of events, workshops and networking on offer bringing an exciting mix of innovation, creativity and business growth specific events. Series such as Digital Marketing Meetup, Lunch && Code and the Innovation Lab provide opportunities for special interest groups to meet, develop networks and exchange advice on a regular basis.
Expert Advice & Mentoring Services
The Startup Hub provides free and impartial information for new business and entrepreneurs that includes one-to-one support meetings to answer any questions and sign-post to other services. Working together with our key partners, we can help connect you to the expertise you need to grow your business.
Early stage, new or fledgling business ventures can take advantage of our business accelerator programmes and networking events with Barclays Eagle Lab. Access free expert mentor support and structured sessions to accelerate from business idea to reality!
For those already established and looking to grow further, access international markets or diversify your business, Scale-up support from Blenheim Chalcot might be the perfect route for you. Apply for personalised mentoring from the hugely successful venture builder via the SMART Guernsey Economic Development programme.
Find out more about these mentoring & accelerator initiatives below
Space & Facilities for Businesses
The Startup Hub is a Digital Greenhouse initiative and as such our co-working space is here to help accelerate start-up and growth activity in Guernsey. Entrepreneurs can sit down, connect to the internet and work on their business ideas. This space is conducive to the exchange of ideas, mutual support, and new opportunities to collaborate on projects.
Beyond Guernsey, we have a number of connections with hubs across the UK and Europe. Find out more about Barclays Eagle Lab's across the UK and Blenheim Chalcot’s Scale Space London, both of which can offer a wider network of support and opportunities for business growth.
Our other programmes
The Digital Greenhouse is dedicated to growing entrepreneurship and innovation in Guernsey and was established by the States of Guernsey to act as a focal point for the growth of the digital and creative sector. It is designed to support effective collaboration, co-working, networking and learning across industry, government and the community. Undertaking work in the following key areas: Fostering Entrepreneurship, Developing Skills & Career Pathways and Enabling Innovation.
Looking to relocate your business to Guernsey? The Startup Hub also works closely with our colleagues at Locate Guernsey to assist you with every aspect of your move.
Agilisys & Blenheim Chalcot
We are very excited to be working with Agilisys and Blenheim Chalcot as part of the SMART Guernsey Economic Development programme.
Agilisys, the leading technology and digital transformation specialist to the UK public sector, is delivering technology and digital transformation services to the States of Guernsey. This follows the States’ decision in 2019 to appoint Agilisys as its preferred partner for its Future Digital Services Programme – a 10-year project to modernise IT systems and improve the delivery of public services through the adoption of digital technology, providing better access to services for islanders and greater operational efficiency for the States.
As part of the Future Digital Services Programme, the partnership is committed to supporting the island’s economic development, creating significant and new opportunities for on-island businesses, entrepreneurs, employees and students.
The economic development part of the programme is being delivered by Blenheim Chalcot, the UK’s leading digital venture builder, together with two of its portfolio companies, Hive Learning and Avado. Founded in 1998, Blenheim Chalcot has a track record of successfully building over 40 companies - with Agilisys being one of its founding ventures.