Are you on a mission to improve the health of people or the planet?

Take your first step with Zinc.

If you are an innovator, entrereneur or academic looking to solve critical challenges in health or environment, we’re keen to meet you. Our Meet & Greet series is an opportunity to meet the Zinc team and learn more about  what it means to start and build your new venture with Zinc.

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Zinc's 8th Venture Builder will begin in June 2024, bringing together a likeminded cohort of 50 founders all on a mission to improve the health of people and planet.

Join us at one of our virtual Meet & Greet sessions to find out more about venture building at Zinc, our approach to co-founder matching, our support platform and ecosystem. You will have the opportunity to ask questions and meet some of the Zinc team.

 We encourage you to attend before submitting your application to ensure the best chance of success.

We can't wait to welcome you.


If you are:

  • A mission area expert with deep insight into an important problem in health or the environment
  • A business or technology leader ready to apply your expertise to building an impact-driven business
  • An academic or innovator who has developed a deep tech or novel scientific solution that you're ready to commercialise

And you have the desire to find the right co-founder and support to start and build a new commercial, VC-backed business - come and meet us to learn more about whether Zinc could be the right route for you.

Our next cohort kicks off in May 2024. Places are offered on a first come first serve, rolling basis, so we encourage interested applicants to apply as early as possible. 


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Diversity sparks innovation.

Zinc unites talented individuals from a broad range of diverse backgrounds to solve some of the biggest challenges facing people and planet. We support founders to build globally impactful businesses from scratch. For our 8th Venture Builder, we are searching for 50 people who will become the next wave of mission-driven entrepreneurs to lead change and solve the problems outlined in our manifesto. 

Useful Resources

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Mission Manifesto

Our Founders are driven to solve societies biggest problems. Read the manifesto for our next mission and learn about the areas where you could have impact.

View our Manifesto

The Zinc Team - Cohort 4 Launch Party

Meet our team

The Zinc team is here to support you to explore problems, think through solutions, and co-Found and build a business from scratch. Read more about us here.

Learn more about our team

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Apply here

This quick application form is the first step towards receiving up to £250,000 funding, finding a co-Founder, and helping hundreds of millions of people across the globe.

View the Application Form