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Testing creativity, leadership and grit

Driving innovation

There is no better way to live our entrepreneurial values than by becoming real-life entrepreneurs. Our consultants launch their own start-ups through the Gate One Incubator. Few other consultancies put their money where their mouth is and make this happen.

Launching a start-up tests creativity, leadership and grit like nothing else. These qualities set our consultants apart from our competitors and directly benefit your business. The experience of creation, experimentation and ownership ignites a wonderful passion in our staff and helps us solve problems like no-one else. We can deploy our Incubator toolkit or we can even take it a step further and replicate our full Incubator as a service for our clients.

Empowering our team

Through the Gate One Incubator, we support our team to become founder-investors in our growing portfolio of start-ups. At any given time, we have a diverse range of businesses at each of the four stage gates, namely:


Encouraging divergent and convergent thinking to come up with problems worth solving and how we might solve them. No idea is a bad idea.

Proof of concept

Carrying out market research and competitor analysis to see where the solution fits in the market. Prove the idea has a place in the market.

Minimum viable product (MVP)

Building the first iteration of the solution and testing it with the market. Use findings to build a scalable business model.


Carrying out your MVP learnings to hone your solution and do a full-scale launch. Continue to grow the business to achieve product-market fit.

Hear directly from our entrepreneurs

Inflight businesses

Our Insights

Our team of experts regularly share their insights about our Gate One Incubator and innovation. You can read some of them here.


Meet some of our team

Kajal Ruia
Head of Incubator
Matthew Pollen
Incubator manager
Dr Pamela Walker
Ali Burton
Dr Pamela Walker
Kajal Ruia
Head of Incubator
Ashley Shakibai
James Cumberland

If you would like to speak to us about our Gate One Incubator programme, or innovation more generally, please contact Kajal Ruia.

If you would like to speak to us about our Gate One Incubator programme, or innovation more generally, please contact James Cumberland.