Applications to the incubation program at SSE Business Lab should meet the following criteria.
Business model: A scalable business model with international potential.
Business maturity: You have launched a prototype/MVP with initial traction (first user data/first customer or initial revenue), OR
You have secured funding and product/service is expected to be launched within 6 months.
Sustainability: You should be able to thoroughly explain how the positive impact of your business exceeds the negative impact. *see explanation below
Diversity: Your team should be diverse (gender and/or ethnic identity foremost) or by other means include the perspectives you are missing (in your board, advisory board, mentors/coaches, ambassadors etc.).
SSE-associated entrepreneurs: At least one founder has to be a student, alumnus or faculty member at SSE or associated to the school in another way. They need to be committed to working 50% in the business.
Full-time commitment: At least one founder has to be dedicated to working with the startup as their main engagement.
The idea must follow the SSE Business Lab Ethical Guidelines (eg. no alcohol or betting ventures etc.). Venture capital and pure consulting/service firms are also not eligible.