We are a charity, heavily reliant on philanthropic and public funds. Your support is vital - please consider making an exceptional pledge to ensure that we are still here to foster the future of engineering entrepreneurs and leaders that will follow you.
Your pledge will support the UK's most promising engineering and technology entrepreneurs, including expansion of the Enterprise Hub's programmes and increasing crucial opportunities for mentoring and networking.
We understand the future is unpredictable, and so the commitment you make will not be legally binding - it will be a pledge that we trust you will honour when you can.
Join our community of Exceptional Pledgers
We greatly value members of the Enterprise Hub community who had made an Exceptional Pledge. Pledgers are invited to special events and their names are listed alongside other supports of the Academy unless they wish to remain anonymous.
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"Engineering innovation exists but it will only work well if we foster it. The Enterprise Hub gave me the start I needed – without it, I wouldn't be in the position I am today with a successful healthcare business. I can’t pay back the people who supported me, but I can support other engineering entrepreneurs who will need it in the future. I’ve made my Exceptional Pledge – my way to pay it forward – I hope you will join me in making yours."
Dr Felicity de Cogan - Enterprise Fellowships awardee, Co-Founder of NitroPep and Exceptional Pledger
"I would say that the Academy does so much to help us engineers in the early stages of developing a business, which is particularly hard especially if you are working with new scientific discoveries/deep-tech and hardware, so it is the least we can do to hopefully give back one day and give other engineers a similar chance. Our success becomes your success, and that way we are one team working towards the same goal ."
Dr Lorenzo Conti - Enterprise Fellowships awardee, Founder of Crover and Exceptional Pledger
"I have received a lot through the Enterprise Hub from the mentoring, training and just overall support. If the company does become a success, I want to make sure that others also get the same benefits that I received through the SME Leaders Programme. Looking back at the support and help you received through the Hub, it shouldn't take much to think about all the other businesses that will need similar support in the future. If you are able to make a success of yours, then giving back to an organization that contributed is the right thing to do."
Dr Alexander Reip - SME Leaders awardee, CEO of Oxford nanoSystems and Exceptional Pledger
"There is nowhere that had offered anything close to the Enterprise Fellowships. There is constant support from the Enterprise Hub team, it's a lifelong support. When I saw this Exceptional Pledge, I really wanted to give back to make this programme even better because I thought it's just amazing and a lot of people can really benefit from it. The Exceptional Pledge is the only thing I feel like I can give back, to show my appreciation."
Kitty Liao - Enterprise Fellowships awardee, Founder of Ideabatic and Exceptional Pledger
"If you do make your business commercially successful, being willing to share that with an Exceptional Pledge demonstrates you’re in it for the right reasons, rather than for your self – it’s about community, making an impact, making a difference. And it’s easy to do! Be proud to be ambitious, to want success. Stand up and say yes!"
Alasdair Pettigrew - SME Leaders awardee, CEO of MeOmics Technology Ltd.