1st Note Education
Our incubator is bursting with creativity and ground-breaking ideas, from a community of businesses across a wide range of industries and specialisms.
You could find your next client, business partner or simply a friend who understands the challenges you face as an entrepreneur by joining. Here are just a handful of the businesses we're currently supporting.
Specialist teacher recruitment service, delivering aspirational and inspirational performing arts teachers to schools. 1st Note Education inspire pupils to develop a love of music, drama and art through workshops, instrumental tuition, clubs, and choirs. The team have over 40 years of collective experience in education and recruitment, successfully enhancing learning and life skills for all our children.
Adam Shaw The Heart Guy Ltd
Adam Shaw works with CEO’s looking to attract investment in their companies, by offering consultancy services, pitch readiness training and introductions to investors.
Ambassador Protection Ltd
A London based security company with a nationwide footprint, that provides manned guarding and close protection security services to retail stores, distribution centres, academic establishments, corporate offices, hotels, restaurants, events and festivals. All clients receive a tailored security service, a dedicated account manager, and security operatives that are licensed by the SIA.
BNE BOOKKEEPERS LTD
IFA certified accountants, providing quality, stress-free and efficient bookkeeping and account services, so clients can focus on the growth of their business. Services include payroll, bookkeeping, VAT returns, annual accounts and tax returns.
Conversion Detectives Ltd
Digital marketing agency specialising in creative content marketing. Conversion Detectives audit every aspect of an online business, produce detailed reports, and create strategies to highlight growth and support opportunities.
EziDrops manufacture their own patent design products, to help people administer their daily eye and ear drops easily.
Games to Get Ltd
Games to Get produces Sussed, a range of ‘who knows who best’ card games for all ages, that support strong social health. The company launched in 2011 and have 8 core products, with the most popular game translated into Spanish, Italian, French and German. Current projects include four new packs, translations into other languages, and collaborations with other providers. Games to Get completed initial research into social health with the University of Hertfordshire and are keen to expand this, in collaboration with mental health organisations, to highlight social health’s importance to overall wellbeing and how Sussed can be used to support it.
A UK based start-up looking to push boundaries within the smart home industry. GeoSmartPro’s newest product, the AirGo Smart Fan, is one of the quietest in the market and aims to bridge the gap between the pedestal fan, and home automation, that is making life easier and more efficient.
Grow Online Marketing
A digital marketing company that helps businesses market themselves online. Grow Online Marketing support with advertising on Google, Facebook, LinkedIn and Instagram, management of social media accounts, website optimisation and content.
Herts Carpets Ltd
Provider of high-quality flooring across Hertfordshire, incorporating carpets, vinyl, laminate, wood, and LVT. Herts Carpets pride themselves on a prompt and professional service.
House Cleaners Ltd
An affordable and easy-to-book cleaning service for shared accommodation tenants and private residential homes. Tenants can pay as little as £2.90 per booking, due to a ‘split the bills’ system which allows people to pay directly, leaving no tenant solely responsible for the bill. House Cleaners also offer professional carpet and upholstery steam cleaning, plus oven cleaning.
ImmuONE provide bespoke testing services for inhalation safety assessment, using state-of-the-art techniques. Their first product, ImmuLUNG, a 3D human immunocompetent co-culture model of the alveolus, launches in 2021.
in2gr8mentalhealth supports, values and destigmatises lived experience of mental health difficulties in the mental health professions. They are peer led and work with whole systems to challenge mental health stigma in the provider mental health scene. They’ve worked with peers, professional bodies, clinical training courses, regulators and NHS Trusts since 2017. Services include:
- 1-2-1 and group peer mentoring
- A private, moderated peer forum
- Organisational consultancy and training
- Policy work.
In2gr8mentalhealth also create compelling, public facing, anti-stigma campaigns, such as the international ‘In Conversation With’ series on YouTube, where mental health professionals in the UK, America and Australia talked openly about how they navigated their lived and qualified experience.
Insect Biotech Solutions CIC
A start-up specialising in the production of chitin, the precursor of compostable bioplastic, from insects developing in organic waste.
Inzodiac is a dating app that brings people together using star signs. An iOS and Android app is due to launch in April 2021.
A mobile games developer whose first game is Absolute Football Manager. The game is to be launched on Android and iOS and is free to play. Players choose a tactic in a rock-paper-scissors format. Players can only see their own tactics; however, their assistant manager helps them discover the opponent’s tactic in order to counter them. Players can only change tactics one per game, so need to choose wisely.
Nexus Learn Arabic
A UK based e-learning company, with a global aspiration to change the way the Arabic language is taught online. Nexus Learn Arabic provides a standardised curriculum, and interactive learning tools to empower educators and organisations with Arabic language needs.
Pocket PA is a one-stop powerful business tool to help the self employed get organised and manage all their bookings and book-keeping on the go, stress free. It is cloud based and works on any device. Benefits include:
- In-app card payments and invoicing
- Directions between appointments
- Business mileage tracking
- Organises all client information
- Online booking
- Reminder SMS / email messages
A 30-day free trial is available for new clients.
Presto Technologies Ltd
Presto Technologies Ltd designs, develops and builds custom software platforms for businesses looking to automate processes and launch an engaging online web and mobile app presence. Core expertise and services include multiple coding languages and API’s and implementing UI journeys and full infrastructure management. Functionality and features are constantly improved through feedback and phased deliverables. Past projects include e-commerce websites, telecom service provider marketplace, hospitality concierge apps, and debt capital market event portals.
Pulse Social Sports Group CIC
Pulse Social is a not-for-profit sports social enterprise that connects teams, communities and social groups through sport. They provide inclusive sports activities for all ages in London and Hertfordshire. All the proceeds are reinvested into community sports projects. Pulse Social provide sports activities in football, dodgeball, rounders, and netball. They specialise in services for children’s birthday parties, stag / hen group socials, virtual wellbeing days, sports day events for firms and corporate sports leagues.
Rahio offers an Advanced Driver Assistance System, to help drivers stay safe on the road. It’s designed to help road users avoid accidents, through its in-built AI technology that alerts the driver of potential problems. Rahio’s web portal allows customers to log in and remotely view device alarms, their driving behaviour and general driving statistics.
Tenschul believes in contributing towards a sustainable environment, to make a positive impact now and for generations to come. Tenschul are developing new technologies to reduce our impact on the environment. Their current project, which has been awarded grant funding, is being delivered with two other UK companies, to create a smart, automated dispenser, eliminating single-use plastic.
Virtronix create advanced, immersive tours and experiences using 3D, 360 degree and virtual reality technologies. Experiences can also be created from floorplans or ideas to assist with engagement before building/development starts or to create a unique training environment. Virtronix offer live guided tours that businesses can use to remotely show clients round and interact with their captured spaces in high resolution. A brand-new suite of customisable virtual event spaces can also be hired by small and medium sized businesses and groups, to hold virtual meetings for up to 30 collaborators from any device.
Inspired by travels and struggles with insects at night, We Drifters created premium sleepwear that keeps people comfy and bug-free. The sleepwear is made from super soft, lightweight, bamboo fabric, infused with anti-insect technology that keeps 90% of bugs at bay. The fabric has temperature management properties, that reduce the build-up of odour, help to wick moisture from the skin, is anti-static and breathable. £2 form every sales help to end malaria.