International Founders Open Office Hours I

 May - August 2022

Welcoming International Early Stage Founders In The UK

The UK has one of the best tech ecosystems globally, with a growing numbers of international founders coming from all over the world. Yet it can still be a difficult place for new immigrant or refugee founders lacking the necessary contacts and network.


We are setting up a bridge linking early-stage startups on their way to the UK and the leading investors within the local ecosystem. Between May and August 2022 you will have an opportunity to schedule an informal 1-2-1 calls with some of the leading VC players of the UK's ecosystem. This is an excellent way to expand your network, get feedback on your pitch or ask questions.


How Does It Work?Please read carefully!

International Founders Open Office Hours is first and foremost about building bridges. We strongly advice do not treat this opportunity as a purely fundraising


It is the way for you to obtain feedback on your startups, advice as to specific issues you may have, inside track into the UK's markets and indeed build contacts with your potential future investors. All of these from some of the biggest names in UK's early stage investments scene. Great, so whats comes next?

  1. Have a clear idea of what you want to get out of this meeting

  2. Apply by filling in this form

  3. We match you with one of the amazing participating investors

  4. Your receive a calendar link for your 30 min meeting with full instructions

Watch the introduction to international open office hours again


Who can YOU meet?

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A VC and want to join us?​

We have some amazing VCs supporting this initiative and if you are interested in joining please fill this application form


Our Partners

We want to thank our amazing partners for supporting this initiative!

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About US

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Tech Nation Visa enables the brightest and best tech talent from around the world to come and work in the UK’s digital technology sector, contributing their cutting-edge expertise, creativity and innovation to maintaining the UK’s position at the forefront of the global digital economy.

Blue Lake is an early London based Venture Capital Firm with focus on Seed and Pre-Seed international founders. Blue Lake's partners are immigrant founders from Ukraine and are committed to supporting startups from anywhere in the world coming to the UK.

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