Join Mission Studio’s Future CTO Community!

Mission studio is a Joint Venture between Nesta and Founders Factory, formed in Autumn 2021 we are aiming to spin out 9 mission aligned ventures by the end of 2024.

We’re halfway through our journey, with 6 ventures already being built, 6 Founders recruited and more team members coming on board.

CTO roles struggle to recruit candidates from diverse backgrounds, we’ve been doing what we can to challenge this trend but our efforts are still falling short.

As a next step, we’re now setting up the Community for Women CTOs!

While this community is open to all, if you’re looking to take on a technical leadership role in a startup and identify as a women, or a woman who is minoritised ethnic, has a disability or from a lower socio-economic background, then we’d particularly love to hear from you.

What do you get?

  • Join existing CTO circles at Nesta’s Mission Studio partner - Founders Factory
  • Get linked up with existing new and experienced CTO’s
  • Be the first to access to Mission Studio CTO roles
  • Get exposure to the realities of the day to day life of a startup CTO
  • Access a Slack channel for your Future CTO Community and bi monthly zoom and in person get togethers
  • Have the opportunity to apply to join mission led commercial ventures across - home decarbonisation, healthy living and social mobility

You might be a Head of Engineering, Head of Product, Senior Software Engineer looking to take the next step into a Founding role. In terms of previous experience, this can range across leading technical teams, launching new products and working in an early stage startup. You might feel a Co/Founder role is of interest in the next 6 - 12 months, if so we’d still love to hear from you.

The main thing we’re looking for is potential and a passion for building impactful, tech-enable ventures.

What’s the latest in Mission Studio?

For the remainder of the studio it’s likely we’ll be hiring into up to 5 CTO/CPTO roles. We also have two ventures in the studio, one of which is already looking for a Co Founder and another will be in the coming months;

  • Project Martha: A 24/7 healthy food vending machine network, streamlining automated-retail opportunities by brokering bn site locations, producers and consumers
  • RenBee: The Monzo for tradespeople’, accelerating businesses by removing working capital issues for them and their customers

If you’re interested to know more or know anyone who could be a great fit, send them this link to register and you can ping any questions to [email protected].

Application process

  • Apply via BeApplied
  • Complete situation based questions
  • Invite to intro call with FF recruitment / Nesta
  • Onboard into community