Whether you have an emerging business venture or you thrive as a supporting member of the cast, your talents usually shine brightest when working as part of a great team. You are personally committed to innovation and change and thrive on achieving positive social and environmental outcomes.
What do we do?
Ethos is a Business Incubator with a difference. We only work on organisations looking to make the world a better place. We have three broad areas of interest: the future of work, how we live and work, and wellbeing through work. Work. Live. Well. for short.
Our incubation support focuses on helping you and other social entrepreneurs with your work journey to success. This journey begins with you joining us as an Ethos Partner in our LLP (Ethos Ventures LLP) during the creative early-revenue phase of a new business. The aim being to spin-out an independent, stand-alone business alongside other creative Ethos Partners who share your passion and interests. We draw on a significant network of active Ethos Partners and organisational partnership to explore optimal business model innovations and architectures.
Once your primary income is derived from a spun-out venture you remain an active participant of the LLP and participate in its profit-share. Our aim is to keep the “head office” to a minimum but to continually deliver a larger “ecosystem” of mutually-supportive ventures that can impact our world of work in a positive way. We don’t think like other businesses, Ethos will be your business partner, not your employer.
Would you like to join Ethos?
Despite Covid-19, we ARE recruiting. If what you’ve read so far sounds interesting, our three-stage application process will help decide if this is the right journey for you. A key part of our recruitment is a “Value Exchange” process that we have been refining for over 10 years. Here we unpick the work journey you are trying to achieve, what change you would like to be part of, what you bring to the table and how we would support you, including financial support.
Individuals who are successful in becoming equity partners are at the start of their journey with us and it can take three months or more before we are exchanging value in a concrete manner. This continual clarification covers the work you do, the projects you work on and the cash you draw from the Partnership on a monthly basis.
Recent successes (Projects, Brands, Joint Ventures, Spin-outs) include:
How to start your application
Stage 1: We really don’t want to waste anyone’s time, so, before we commence Value Exchange discussions in earnest, we ask everyone to answer a number of questions which allow us to map three key factors against our current opportunities. The three factors broadly explore:
- You, the individual
- Your business case (the justification for us to work together), and
- Your organisational context.
We develop the score via a google form; which, if the time isn’t quite right for collaboration, can remain open and updatable until you and Ethos find the perfect opportunity as it emerges from incubation. We may not meet in the first instance but there might be an opportunity in the future. You can read a little more about this during the Stage 1 application which should consume no more than an hour of your time.
For those who score highly against our current projects we will move on to Stage 2 to further explore current opportunities.
Please Click Here to complete our Stage 1 application form.
Stage 2: Discuss projects and opportunities with other Ethos Partners and discover how it all works.
Stage 3: Building your Value Exchange.