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LHASE Cohort 1 Graduation Event

The London Health Accelerator for Social Enterprise (LHASE), co-created by the School for Social Entrepreneurs and MedCity, celebrated its first cohort’s graduation with a fantastic turnout. This UKSPF-funded programme supports visionary leaders addressing health inequalities to elevate their organisations.

About the LHASE Programme

The LHASE programme provides comprehensive support to social enterprises in the health sector, helping them grow and develop their businesses to address public health challenges head-on. Participants receive tailored mentoring, expert guidance, and access to a network of like-minded entrepreneurs, all working towards creating a healthier society.

The Graduation Event

The graduation event for the first cohort was an exhilarating affair, filled with networking, excitement, and a true celebration of achievements. Twenty participants, representing a diverse range of businesses, came together to showcase their work and the positive social impact they are making in the health and life sciences sectors.

Pitching and Competition
Each participant had the opportunity to pitch their business to a distinguished panel, including Nicki Bromwich from London & Partners, Alistair Wilson, CEO of The School for Social Entrepreneurs, Tom Perrigo from Hammersmith and Fulham Council, and James Fox from Camden Council. The audience was also engaged, voting for their favourite pitches, adding to the excitement and competitive spirit of the day.

Daniel from Ayati Mind receiving his prize for coming first place in the pitch competition

Winners and Prizes:

  • 1st Place: Daniel Acheampong, Founder of Ayati Mind, won a large hamper and £750 of consultancy support.
  • 2nd Place: Frances Pairaudeau, Founder of Greens Made Easy, took home a medium hamper.
  • 3rd Place: Nureen Glaves, Founder of Feed Me Good, received a small hamper.
  • Additionally, 10 participants were awarded grants of £5,000 each to further their impactful projects.

Showcasing Innovative Solutions:

All participants showcased impressive innovations. Here are a few examples:

  • Core Clapton: Founded by Danny Orchard, Core Clapton is on a mission to make pain management affordable and accessible to all. Since launching in 2017, they have treated over 2,750 people, with a significant portion from Black, Asian, and minority ethnic communities.
  • BioStealth AI: At the forefront of digital health remote monitoring, BioStealth AI, led by COO Georgios Papanikaou, aims to monitor health continuously and silently, allowing for early detection of life-threatening conditions.
  • Ayati Mind: Daniel Acheampong’s Ayati Mind focuses on connecting men from minority backgrounds with culturally competent therapists, addressing mental health barriers with a culturally inclusive platform.

Register your interest for cohort two

The LHASE programme is gearing up for its second cohort, set to begin at the end of 2024. Applications open in September 2024, inviting organisations working in specific London Boroughs, especially those led by underrepresented entrepreneurs. The programme offers a unique opportunity to pitch your business, receive one-on-one mentoring, and be in with a chance to win a £5,000 grant.

For more information and to register your interest, visit London Health Accelerator for Social Enterprise The School for Social Entrepreneurs (

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