This past May, Rightly was fortunate enough to be selected for the second annual Imperial White City Incubator accelerator programme.

The programme "offers Imperial College students and alumni and local entrepreneurs the chance to work with a professional mentor and attend workshops and masterclasses on business law, accessing finance, business planning, intellectual property rights and branding."

As two of our founders are Imperial alumi, applying for the accelerator was an obvious choice. We were lucky to be paired with Neil Bellamy, head of TMT at NatWest, as our mentor. His industry expertise and business wisdom were invaluable as he guided us through pitch opportunities and developing a business plan.

The result? Rightly was awarded second place, consisting of a cash prize and office space in the White City Incubator. Even more valuable are the lessons we learned and the network we built.

For more coverage of the accelerator programme, click here.