Access to funding, mentoring and networks to help your business grow
Since 2012, businesses based at SBC have attracted £2.9bn in equity investment, IPO/FPO, grants and acquisitions, including £1bn private equity (seed – series C), £0.7bn through public markets (IPO and FPO), and a further £1.1bn through exits. Of the total, over 72% has been in companies with a focus on cell and gene technologies.
Attraction of national and international funders
SBC has relationships with many investors, and the rapid growth of companies at SBC has drawn numerous national and international funders to invest in occupiers.
Campus CEO and operations groups
An opportunity for peer-to-peer mentoring groups for CEOs or office managers to meet in an informal setting to share experiences and advice.
SBC consultants' group
Occupier companies can connect with experts who offer insights, support and guidance, acting as a 'critical friend' along the various stages of the therapeutics development pipeline.
GSK Fellows are matched with individual companies to provide scientific and business advice on a non-confidential basis
Regular informal events are held to support the community and encourage greater interaction and collaboration between employees based at the campus. These include a summer BBQ and Christmas quiz plus occupier lunches featuring company pitches and free pizza!