e-Coffees and government business support during Covid-19


Admission fee:Free


October 31, 2020

Work hours + child-friendly evening slots

Virtual or phone call.




Updated: 30 June 2020.

Team Upstream is blessed to have a job where we get to meet so many fantastically innovative businesses in the science, tech and creative industries. During this difficult time, please let us know if there is anything we can do to help or support you and your business.

We are now offering e-coffees (or e-maginary G&Ts if you prefer): a time for you to speak to us for advice or connections. We have slots throughout the day, including child-friendly evening ones. Book here [if you can’t find one that works, email us (hello@move-upstream.org.uk) and we will work round you]

Help for businesses available
Here’s a quick round-up of the help that is currently available to businesses from Government and other sources. Follow us on Twitter @HelloUpstream where we push advice and schemes out very promptly.

Hammersmith and Fulham council FAQs: If you are a business based in Hammersmith and Fulham (H&F) these FAQs are very helpful to ease many concerns you may have.

Hammersmith & Fulham Business Resilience Support – if you’re looking for some 1-2-1 business resilience advice, please contact Raj Tandon at raj.tandon@growthhub.london or Simon Rae-Scott on onlyconnect@connectworks.co.uk

Patch – H&F’s mentor and support networking, connecting businesses with mentors who can provide ideas and support on financial, legal and digital marketing.  Apply here.

Help schemes from Government: including Sustainable Innovation Fund (opened 29 June), Future Fund (for some start-ups), Bounce-Back Loans, Self-employment Income Support Scheme, Small Business Grant Fund, Retail, hospitality and Leisure Grant Fund, Business Rates Holidays, Business Interruption Loans and more…

Covid-19 Government guidance

London Growth Hub business checklists and advice

Enterprise Nation is working with Crowdfunder so you can fundraise fee-free

Facebook Small Business Grants – money and free ads up to £30k

HMRC COVID-19 hotline for advice is 0800 0159559


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