Regional Community of Emerging Entrepreneurs and Startups

Birmingham Enterprise Community (BEC) is a social enterprise leading a revolutionary movement of entrepreneurs and changemakers across the Midlands region. Building bridges between entreprenuers, emerging startups and the local business community in order to bring people from different backgrounds, experiences and cultures together to build on innovative ideas and building things that can change the world. 

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Get matched with an experience mentor providing you with someone to provide an independent perspective and advice to help you work through decisions.

Co-Working Space

Work at Alpha Works alongside like-minded people, providing you with a dynamic and inspiring environment to inspire your progress.

Inclusive Community

Entrepreneurship is for all. Regardless of who you are, we are here to support you.

Events & Networking

Hear new ideas,expand your network and stay in touch with what’s going on through our range of events.

Virtual Resources

Access a range of virtual materials to teach you the things you need to know – powered by IBM, Google and Amazon.

1 to 1 Coaching

Weekly coaching sessions with your dedicated coach, helping to keep you on track and move in the right direction.

Trainings & Workshops

Develop the skills & knowledge you need to take your startup forward through our workshops on a variety of topics.

Funding Opportunities 

Access the funding you need to grow.

Be a part of the community

Being a member of BEC give you access to everything you need to develop and take your entrepreneurial journey to the next stage. From training and coaching to workspace and programs, we are here to support you.

This is a place for Small Businesses, Freelancers, Entrepreneurs, Scale-ups, Digital Nomads and anybody looking for collaboration, inspiration and like-minded people.

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FORWARD Accelerator

So you’ve began your entrepreneurial journey and started up. Now what?

FORWARD is an accelerator program, combining both physical and virtual elements, for student, graduate and emerging entrepreneurs who have already started their business and are ready to take things up a level. Over the course of 6 months, FORWARD will help you to develop your product whilst also developing your team, network and, most importantly, yourself.

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“I cannot overstress how important entrepreneurship is to the future of this region and if you are a student here thinking of setting a business up this is simply the only place to do it!”

Andy Street
Andy Street
Mayor of West Midlands

“Birmingham Enterprise Community’s FORWARD accelerator programme is exactly what our region needs. Birmingham is the youngest major city in Europe, with under 25s accounting for nearly 40% of the population, so this is a fantastic initiative to help fresh, young minds to succeed in business and entrepreneurship”

Naomi Watts
Naomi Watts
Tech Nation

“FORWARD will provide an innovative platform to foster innovation, collaboration and increased opportunities for early-stage ventures that wish to take their business to the next level.”

Holly Knower
Holly Knower
Partner with US

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