Meet the Next Generation of Female Founders
Home Grown is delighted to announce a new partnership with the Women’s Entrepreneurship Programme from King’s College London. This new alliance has resulted in five of the programme’s alumni being selected to benefit from a one-year Home Grown membership. The partnership kicked off with a virtual panel discussion in which the five inspiring female founders shared their experiences of their entrepreneurial journey and how they had to adapt to the COVID-19 situation. The programme is shared by Julie Devonshire OBE, award-winning social entrepreneur, business-scaling expert, and Director of the Entrepreneurship Institute at King’s College London.
Watch the Panel Discussion here.
Founder of Grandnanny
Sector: Employment & Childcare
Grandnanny connects families looking for reliable after school childcare to older neighbours looking for rewarding local employment. For older neighbours, we provide Advanced DBS checks, first aid training, safeguarding and ongoing peer support networks. For families we provide flexible, personable and local childcare. We tackle the gender pay gap by giving more women (and men) the choice to work. And we help fill the gender pension gap by providing women-inclusive later life employment.
Founder of Musemio
Sector: VR & Edtech
Musemio is a VR edtech platform that brings culture to life in an all-new way. We are serving parents who crave entertainment that educates their children at the same time. Children aged 7-12 explore rich, immersive learning experiences and cultural wonders from the comfort of their home and a simple, low cost VR headset. Our explorers adventure through curriculum-led quests interacting with artefacts from museums across the world.
Founder of The Golden Circle
The Golden Circle is the UK's first professional home schooling group. We are a network of 200 qualified teachers who deliver bespoke home schooling and after school tuition in London. In addition to the national curriculum, we equip children with a wider skill set - to become leaders in politics, business and technology. Our students perform excellently in exams, and enjoy more success at leading universities, but it is their curiosity to learn beyond any examination syllabus which makes The Golden Circle such an exciting and rewarding place to teach.
Founder of Mind Ninja
Sector: Health & Well-being
We serve dental professionals who are looking to prevent burnout and enhance their psychological well-being. Our workshops give individuals and teams tools to create happier, healthier careers using Positive Psychology, CBT and mindfulness. Our wellbeing raters allow us to monitor progress and help our clients create personalised plans going forward.
Founder of MyPainScore
For anyone with a disabling chronic pain condition (e.g. back pain, arthritis, migraine, nerve pain, etc), MyPainScore is a feedback-based and AI-driven solution that provides personalised advice and local resources to more effectively self-manage persistent pain and enables healthcare professionals to monitor progress at reduced cost.
About The King’s College London Entrepreneursship Institute Women's Programme
King’s College London engages an audience of +30,000 in entrepreneurship annually, helping to start and scale +30 ventures each year in health, technology, creative industries and many other areas. Over the last three years, King’s ventures have collectively raised more than £14m in investment and employ 288 people.
Julie’s team at King’s have delivered some ground-breaking work to support women entrepreneurs aiming to make the King’s accelerator the first in the UK to reach gender parity amongst each new cohort.