Together with Enterprise Nation, Uber has launched three exciting new initiatives to empower drivers, couriers, restaurants and new food entrepreneurs.
Whether it’s helping a driver to build a new business or a restaurant on its crucial path to recovery, the programmes are designed to give people the support they need to get from where they are to where they want to be.
Discover more about the initiatives below.
Empowering drivers and couriers to build new businesses.
100 drivers and couriers will receive funding and support to help them turn a business idea into a business reality. This journey includes 9 weekly training sessions and a graduation day, plus a start-up grant of between £2,000 and £10,000.
The programme is open to drivers and couriers who:
Empowering the next generation of food entrepreneurs.
Eight food entrepreneurs will take their food start-up to the next level via a six-week, hands-on educational programme. Participants will have one year’s access to a shared workbench at Karma Kitchen in north-west London.
The programme is open to food entrepreneurs who:
We are committed to promoting a diverse and inclusive community - a place where everyone can be themselves and succeed on merit. We warmly welcome people from a wide range of backgrounds to apply.
Empowering restaurants to rebuild and recover.
The COVID-19 pandemic has had a devastating effect on the restaurant industry. This e-learning programme, open to all restaurants on Uber Eats in the UK with fewer than five locations, will support owners and their teams on their journey to recovery.
The programme is open to all restaurants on Uber Eats in the UK that:
Working out how to start and grow a business can be tough. That’s where we come in.
Enterprise Nation is a vibrant community of small businesses and business advisers that exist to shortcut your route to trusted business support. Whether you’re starting or growing a business, we have the resources, expertise, and connections to help you get it right.
We’ve partnered with Uber to deliver these additional support programmes for aspiring entrepreneurs and restaurant owners – alongside offering all applicants 12 months’ free access to our ongoing business support and advice.