LIFT - open to people based in the London boroughs of Camden, Hackney, Islington or Tower Hamlets
Fossu LTD
Application dates

From: Jul 17, 2023

To: Aug 28, 2023

Programme dates

From: Sep 11, 2023

To: Nov 10, 2023


LIFT Bootstrap School

Are you looking to scale your registered business without raising external investment and selling equity? Bootstrap School, brought to you by LIFT and OneTech, is a virtual programme designed to empower earlier-stage Founders with the skills to grow their businesses by optimising resources and establishing sustainable revenue-based business models.

Across 8 weeks, you will discover how to optimise your business, increase your customer base and gain sustainable revenue to grow your business. You will learn  practical methods of activating your Sales Funnel (your customer's journey) to successfully turn your target audience into paying customers. Plus, £1,000 will be awarded to 8 businesses to support their development.


  1. A comprehensive overview of how to Bootstrap a business
  2. A detailed idea of how to create a product strategy, how to develop a sales funnel and how to use email and traffic to promote your business
  • Introduction to Bootstrapping
  • Your Customer and Their Problem
  • Landing pages & Lead Magnets
  • Product Strategy
  • The Sales Funnel & Product Ecosystem
  • Email Marketing
  • Scaling Up / Traffic & Copy
  • Mentoring & one-to-one support

Application Process
How to Apply

Please note, this is for residents of Camden, Hackney, Islington and Tower Hamlets with a focus on underrepresented founders of registered businesses in the Knowledge Economy sectors of Tech, Digital, Creative & Sciences.

8 weeks, 2 hours per week (Wednesdays 17:30-19:30)