Together with Enterprise Nation, Uber launched three exciting initiatives to empower drivers, couriers, restaurants and new food entrepreneurs.
Whether helping a driver to build a new business or a restaurant on its path to recovery, the programmes were designed to give people the support they needed to get to where they want to be.
Read more about the initiatives below.
Empowering drivers and couriers to build new businesses.
100 drivers and couriers received funding and support to help them turn a business idea into a business reality. This journey included nine weekly training sessions and a graduation day, plus start-up grants of between £2,000 and £10,000.
Empowering the next generation of food entrepreneurs.
Eight food entrepreneurs took their food start-up to the next level via a six-week, hands-on educational programme. Participants have one year’s access to a shared workbench at Karma Kitchen in north-west London.
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, supports 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.