_Reach beyond

To nurture innovation, to empower talent, to encourage enterprise... to reach beyond.

_Our purpose

Stride makes space for creativity and innovation to thrive in South London. We create opportunity, develop talent and support creative and tech enterprises.

Stride reaches beyond accepted thinking and ways of working to make it happen. We want South London to be a leading centre for innovation, now and long into the future.

_Our aims & objectives

After securing £8,000,000 from the Corporation of London in summer 2019, we have been working with partners to get a range of projects underway that help to nurture innovation, empower talent and encourage enterprise.

To help drive an inclusive creative and tech economy in South London, at least 50% of the programme’s beneficiaries will be from backgrounds that are underrepresented in the sector.

We’re helping 13 new workspace projects come to life within the growing creative clusters found in Battersea, Brixton, Peckham, New Cross and beyond.

With founder weekends, pre-accelerator support, workshops and more, we have backed local people from diverse backgrounds to start and scale their business. We want Stride to be at the forefront of supporting entrepreneurship and job creation, powered by people from all backgrounds.

The creative and tech industries are outgrowing most other parts of the UK economy. But they lack diversity. We are seeking the best ideas to tackle this problem. We want to build partnerships that can expand our reach, break down barriers, and help young people across South London reach their potential.

Stride campaigns to build networks that inspire imaginations, encourage collaboration and the exchange of knowledge. We launched our events programme at London Tech Week 2020 and will be working with Still Curious over the next two years to deliver more opportunities for change-makers to be inspired, connect and make impact.

_Who we help

Our projects offer opportunities for people at all stages of their journey in the creative and tech industries.

If you are just starting out, or looking to grow, we might be able to help. Take a look at our projects to find out how you can get involved.

Creatives ››

Learn new skills, start a new creative career, put your entrepreneurial ideas to the test, find co-working space to realise your ideas, network with peers.

Businesses ››

Startup, scale and find a new home for your creative or tech business. Help grow an inclusive creative and tech ecosystem in South London.

_Who is Stride?

Backed by the London Boroughs of Lambeth, Lewisham, Southwark and Wandsworth. Stride campaigns to build networks that inspire imaginations, encourage collaboration and the exchange of knowledge.

_Partnership Network

Stride’s Partnership Network supports the success of the programme. It brings together influential people from local government, creative and tech industry, education, community partners and young entrepreneurs.

The Partnership Network uses its expertise and experience to steer, bring new perspectives and advocate the Stride agenda.