Events

We have created a portfolio of Change Makers events designed to connect you with like-minded entrepreneurs, investors, industry experts, and individuals from across our entrepreneurial ecosystem.

Find out more below about your opportunities to network, access training, pitch for investment, and more.

Events

Venture Mentoring event

Our regular event for entrepreneurs to meet our pool of mentors.
03/12/2024
Burlington House, London

Note that this event is by invitation only. All attendees must be approved as a mentor or mentee before they attend. If interested please contact us here.

Our matching events


A Venture Mentoring matching event for mentors from our industry expert community and selected entrepreneurs. At this event entrepreneurs will give a short pitch about their venture, the opportunities and challenges faced, and the type of support being sought from a mentor.  

Over lunch and refreshments there will be the chance to interact and network with the objective that entrepreneurs and mentors agree to work together.  

Please note that whilst we provide the opportunities for entrepreneurs to meet potential mentors, we cannot guarantee the matching of individuals. To have the best possible chance of doing so entrepreneurs should be very clear about the support they're looking for.

Event location

Burlington House
Piccadilly, London, W1J 0BA

Outline for the day

1. Introduction to the programme 
2. Entrepreneur pitches and questions  
3. Lunch and networking

Interested in being matched?

Our Venture Mentoring events are by invitation only. You will be invited based on your compatibility with others on the day. Please register your interest to attend here.
More info...

Events

Venture Mentoring

Our regular event for pairing our experienced deep tech chemistry mentors with Change Makers ventures.
26/03/2024
Burlington House, London
Interested in working with a deep tech chemistry mentor?

Register your interest for Change Makers

Prospective mentees


Note that this event is by invitation only. If you are interested in attending as a mentee, please note that your company must first be accepted into the Change Makers venture community.  If your company would like to be considered, please register your interest here  .

Prospective mentors

Our mentor community has been carefully selected based on the needs of our entrepreneurial community. If you are interested in acting as a Change Makers mentor, please contact us here.

A Venture Mentoring matching event for mentors from our industry expert community and selected entrepreneurs. At this event entrepreneurs will give a short pitch about their venture, the opportunities and challenges faced, and the type of support being sought from a mentor.  

Over lunch and refreshments there will be the chance to interact and network with the objective that entrepreneurs and mentors agree to work together.  

Please note that whilst we provide the opportunities for entrepreneurs to meet potential mentors, we cannot guarantee the matching of individuals. To have the best possible chance of doing so entrepreneurs should be very clear about the support they're looking for.

Event location

Burlington House
Piccadilly, London, W1J 0BA

Outline for the day

1. Introduction to the programme 
2. Entrepreneur pitches and questions  
3. Lunch and networking

Interested in being part of our Venture Mentoring programme?

In order to be part of Venture Mentoring, you must first be accepted into the Change Makers ecosystem. Following a successful application, our Venture Mentoring events are by invitation only. You will be invited based on your compatibility with others on the day.
More info...

Events

Venture Mentoring

Our regular event for pairing our experienced deep tech chemistry mentors with Change Makers ventures.
19/06/2024
Burlington House, London
Interested in working with a deep tech chemistry mentor?

Register your interest for Change Makers

Prospective mentees


Note that this event is by invitation only. If you are interested in attending as a mentee, please note that your company must first be accepted into the Change Makers venture community.  If your company would like to be considered, please register your interest here  .

Prospective mentors

Our mentor community has been carefully selected based on the needs of our entrepreneurial community. If you are interested in acting as a Change Makers mentor, please contact us here.

A Venture Mentoring matching event for mentors from our industry expert community and selected entrepreneurs. At this event entrepreneurs will give a short pitch about their venture, the opportunities and challenges faced, and the type of support being sought from a mentor.  

Over lunch and refreshments there will be the chance to interact and network with the objective that entrepreneurs and mentors agree to work together.  

Please note that whilst we provide the opportunities for entrepreneurs to meet potential mentors, we cannot guarantee the matching of individuals. To have the best possible chance of doing so entrepreneurs should be very clear about the support they're looking for.

Event location

Burlington House
Piccadilly, London, W1J 0BA

Outline for the day

1. Introduction to the programme 
2. Entrepreneur pitches and questions  
3. Lunch and networking

Interested in being part of our Venture Mentoring programme?

In order to be part of Venture Mentoring, you must first be accepted into the Change Makers ecosystem. Following a successful application, our Venture Mentoring events are by invitation only. You will be invited based on your compatibility with others on the day.
More info...

Events

Emerging Technologies Competition

Our annual innovation initiative identifies and supports entrepreneurs who are developing ground-breaking, chemistry-led technologies.
04/07/2024
Burlington House, London

This competition plays a vital role in promoting technologies that tackle societal challenges, support a sustainable future and drive economic growth.

The competition


Each year, we welcome applications from early-stage start-ups, spinouts and academic entrepreneurs, based in the UK, who are developing the most novel, innovative, and disruptive deep tech chemistry in each of these four categories:

  • Enabling Technologies
  • Energy
  • Environment
  • Health

We particularly welcome applications from companies, start-ups and spinouts led by Black and other minoritised ethnic scientists. 

Applicants selected as finalists will receive:

  • Invaluable publicity and exposure
  • Constructive feedback on your application provided by our competition partners and judges
  • An invitation to join Change Makers, which provides a package of support for SMEs that includes: Venture Mentoring, Masterclasses, Investor networking, and more.*
*This is only open to UK incorporated businesses meeting the eligibility for Change Makers for ventures

The in-person pitch final will take place in London on 4 July 2024 where the judges will select four winners (one per category), each of whom will receive:

  • A cash prize of £25,000
  • Post-event publicity and exposure

Key dates 

 19 February 2024  Applications open 
 15 April 2024  Applications close
 15 April - 20 May 2024  Judging 
 Early June 2024   Finalists announced 
 4 July 2024  Pitch final 

Event location

Burlington House
Piccadilly, London, W1J 0BA

Outline for the day

  1. Welcome
  2. First category
  3. Break
  4. Second category
  5. Lunch
  6. Third category
  7. Break
  8. Fourth category
  9. Winners' announcement
  10. Networking and drinks reception

Interested in the Emerging Technologies Competition?

Find out more about the process and the benefits for winners and finalists. 

More info...

Events

Venture Mentoring

Our regular event for pairing our experienced deep tech chemistry mentors with Change Makers ventures.
24/09/2024
Burlington House, London
Interested in working with a deep tech chemistry mentor?

Register your interest for Change Makers

Prospective mentees


Note that this event is by invitation only. If you are interested in attending as a mentee, please note that your company must first be accepted into the Change Makers venture community.  If your company would like to be considered, please register your interest here  .

Prospective mentors

Our mentor community has been carefully selected based on the needs of our entrepreneurial community. If you are interested in acting as a Change Makers mentor, please contact us here.

A Venture Mentoring matching event for mentors from our industry expert community and selected entrepreneurs. At this event entrepreneurs will give a short pitch about their venture, the opportunities and challenges faced, and the type of support being sought from a mentor.  

Over lunch and refreshments there will be the chance to interact and network with the objective that entrepreneurs and mentors agree to work together.  

Please note that whilst we provide the opportunities for entrepreneurs to meet potential mentors, we cannot guarantee the matching of individuals. To have the best possible chance of doing so entrepreneurs should be very clear about the support they're looking for.

Event location

Burlington House
Piccadilly, London, W1J 0BA

Outline for the day

1. Introduction to the programme 
2. Entrepreneur pitches and questions  
3. Lunch and networking

Interested in being part of our Venture Mentoring programme?

In order to be part of Venture Mentoring, you must first be accepted into the Change Makers ecosystem. Following a successful application, our Venture Mentoring events are by invitation only. You will be invited based on your compatibility with others on the day.
More info...

Events

Venture Mentoring

Our regular event for pairing our experienced deep tech chemistry mentors with Change Makers ventures.
03/12/2024
Burlington House, London
Interested in working with a deep tech chemistry mentor?

Register your interest for Change Makers

Prospective mentees


Note that this event is by invitation only. If you are interested in attending as a mentee, please note that your company must first be accepted into the Change Makers venture community.  If your company would like to be considered, please register your interest here .

Prospective mentors

Our mentor community has been carefully selected based on the needs of our entrepreneurial community. If you are interested in acting as a Change Makers mentor, please contact us here.

A Venture Mentoring matching event for mentors from our industry expert community and selected entrepreneurs. At this event entrepreneurs will give a short pitch about their venture, the opportunities and challenges faced, and the type of support being sought from a mentor.  

Over lunch and refreshments there will be the chance to interact and network with the objective that entrepreneurs and mentors agree to work together.  

Please note that whilst we provide the opportunities for entrepreneurs to meet potential mentors, we cannot guarantee the matching of individuals. To have the best possible chance of doing so entrepreneurs should be very clear about the support they're looking for.

Event location

Burlington House
Piccadilly, London, W1J 0BA

Outline for the day

1. Introduction to the programme 
2. Entrepreneur pitches and questions  
3. Lunch and networking

Interested in being part of our Venture Mentoring programme?

In order to be part of Venture Mentoring, you must first be accepted into the Change Makers ecosystem. Following a successful application, our Venture Mentoring events are by invitation only. You will be invited based on your compatibility with others on the day.
More info...

Being part of Change Makers

If you are interested in attending Change Makers events, you will need to be accepted into one of the relevant communities for your needs. Please see the following pages to find out more about taking part in Change Makers as a venture, investor, or industry expert.