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HELIX Process


A series of four entrepreneurial workshops and sector specific support activities, which include:

  • Ideation
  • Business Model Canvas
  • Customer Validation
  • Pitch Development

Pitch Event

Upon completion of the INNOVATION Strand, the Pitch event allows the participant to provide a brief, persuasive elevator pitch of their venture idea. This Pitch Event must be completed by all those that want to enter the ACCELERATION Strand of HELIX. 


Those that have completed the INNOVATION Strand and have Pitched their idea are provided further opportunity to receive additional supports to drive their ventures to the next level.  Supports include:

  • Mentorship
  • Introduction to Seed Funding
  • Experiential Activities such as Startup Weekend
  • Incubator Space
  • Links to the broader entrepreneurial ecosystem

Participants in both Strands will have access to the HELIX Space and its facilities (Room K2010, CITE building, Newnham Campus). This includes access to, the Mike Shaver Innovation Lounge, the Collaboration Forum, workstations, technology, meeting spaces, and Maker Space.

To learn more about HELIX, please contact us via email at, or visit HELIX at Newnham Campus in Room K2010, CITE building. 

Innovation Strand