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

From: Aug 14, 2023

To: Sep 25, 2023

Programme dates

From: Oct 10, 2023

To: Nov 28, 2023


Bootstrap School (LIFT)

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. Understand digital tools to drive more customers through
  2. Gain understanding of advanced Marketing Strategies to increase revenue
  3. Understanding funnels and Lead Magnets
  4. Understanding of Traction in Marketing and how to target the right customers
  5. Have a clear plan of how they will build traction
  6. Understand critical bootstrapping financial metrics
  7. How to use AI to increase the likelihood of achieving traction
  • Introduction to Bootstrapping
  • Your Customer and Their Problem
  • Your Value Proposition, Business Model & Strategy
  • Your Sales & Marketing Funnel
  • Product Strategy & Tools
  • Bootstrapping Financial Metrics
  • Using AI to Scale Your Revenue & Profit
  • Ready, Set, Grow!
  • Mentoring & follow-on 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, 1.5 hours per week (Wednesdays 18:00-19:30)