GAP 2020

Meet the cohort

The founders in the 2020 cohort span more than 10 nationalities from a range of degree disciplines. 60% of the companies are female-founded. Check out their website to see what they have been up to since.


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Our 2020 cohort:

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  • 1001 Stories: A luxury D2C footwear brand with a social purpose; we create beautiful statement shoes whilst lifting marginalised communities out of poverty and into business.
  • Alxedo: We are a sustainable water company, offering a smart water purification system. 
  • Atlas: A community platform for solving challenges while building in-demand skills. 
  • CauliBox: A digitally-enabled reusable lunchbox scheme that rewards good behaviours.
  • Crowdless: Provides live data on the crowdedness of supermarkets so that you can choose the best place and the best time to visit.
  • Gaïa: Gaïa is a sustainability startup that helps you to find zero-waste alternatives to toiletries and say goodbye to plastic in your bathroom.
  • G.APP17: A digital platform that facilitates strategic partnerships between businesses and non-profit organisations through the SDGs, so that together they can lead the change we need to see in society.
  • Grounded: We make functional drinks without the cr*p.
  • KAYTEA: Bringing tea back to the limelight by making it fun and relevant for a new generation of consumers by becoming a value-added tea supplier to food service operators and a consumer packaged iced tea brand.
  • Lugo: Providing crowdsourced data for curable diseases.
  • Ocafi: Coffee farming and green coffee sourcing company that stands for transparent, sustainable and fair trade relationships to make farming worthwhile. Bringing the best Brazilian coffees to the world.
  • Petal App: A mobile app that helps people to build a happy and healthy relationship with food.
  • Project Happy Note: A personalised gift series over a 3-month period with behavioural science to help your loved one create a positive ritual and to help people connect and reconnect during a difficult time.
  • ValidApp: Uses AI-powered data-driven applied forensic linguistics techniques to verify school applications and coursework with the aim of detecting fraudulent applications and ghost-writers.