Startup Van has been on a mission to help start-ups since it started as a media company back in 2016, when Mark McDonagh and Graham Hussey met working at IBM and decided to go and interview entrepreneurs in a VW campervan at Web Summit.
“Nine out of ten startups fail within the first three years,” says McDonagh, co-founder of Startup Van “In 2020, that’s just not acceptable.” To help, Startup Van is launching Startup Garage — a membership club and syndicate fund designed to support entrepreneurs by providing a space to meet and connect with others, as well as opportunities for financial backing.
The Garage has only just launched, initially admitting 500 members. They’ll have access to an events and meeting space that will open in Shoreditch next year, as well as opportunities to pitch to an investing panel, and the possibility of getting a syndicate fund with contributions from other members.
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