Who we are
Founder Dr. Kristen Weatherby has spent most of her career in the technology sector in the United States and United Kingdom, including 14 years at one of the largest global software companies in the industry. She has been a part of three accelerators for edtech start-ups and has consulted with start-ups all over Europe and the Americas. It was after working with the French government and seeing firsthand the support they provide to female entrepreneurs that she was inspired to start Breakthrough Labs in the United Kingdom.
Breakthrough Labs could not be successful without the support of our Partners, who provide services, expertise, funding and advice to us and our start-up community.
Start-ups who are part of Breakthrough Labs programmes can apply for AWS Activate Portfolio. Activate Portfolio provides tools and resources to help you build and grow your business including free AWS credits, Business Support credits, cloud training, best practice architectural guidance, perks and discounts from trusted 3rd parties, and recommended content personalized just for you.
Barclays Eagle Labs provide a wealth of support to startup businesses, particularly those who are focused on technology and innovation. We provide coworking and offices throughout the UK, or those looking for more virtual support, you’ll be able to access our services and expertise remotely.
Oxford Innovation Finance is the home of OION, one of the oldest and largest Angel Investment Networks in the UK, and the Oxford Innovation EIS Growth Fund. Providing investors with the opportunity to invest in pre-screened opportunities either directly through our Angel Network or indirectly via our EIS Fund, and providing companies with the opportunity to secure investment from a large, diverse investor base.