The Accelerator Academy is a new training, mentoring and investment programme for innovative start-ups and early stage, high growth businesses in the Tech, Media/ Marketing and Telecoms/Mobile (TMT) space.
The course is a 12 week part time (Monday evening syllabus, plus Mentor time and group sessions) programme for 30 of London’s highest growth potential start-up and early stage tech / media / communications businesses, with 12 successful exited entrepreneurs mentoring them. At the end of the course, participants are able to present their business for investment to seasoned angel investors, syndicates and early stage investment funds.
The course ‘market tests’ business ideas and models, and gives ambitious entrepreneurs the best chance of business success and investor readiness.
Sponsorship subsidises the Academy, from White Horse Capital, NatWest and haysmacintyre. The programme costs £695 (£55 per week), plus a commitment to offer to sell the Academy between 3-5% of your shares, at the next investment round.
Included within the course fee is attendance at Fresh Business Thinking LIVE!, usually costing £299.
The Accelerator Academy is working with the support of Start Up Britain, TechCity’s Entrepreneur Week, City Hall, various London universities and business schools and investment partners.