Accelerator Academy: Educating Emerging Entrepreneurs via Exited Entrepreneurs

A 12 week programme to help revenue generating startups validate every segment of the business and become investor-ready. Delivered by The Accelerator Network.

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When

Registration Opens

25/06/2021

Registration Closes

16/07/2021

Award

Training, mentoring, support, investor partnership

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This interactive programme is delivered online via remote access tailored to suit the needs of busy founders and startup teams UK wide.
30th Semester cohort: 20 September to 6 December, 2021

Join an event on 29 June 12:00-12:30 BST for Ask Us Anything – Accelerator Academy Semester 30 to learn about the programme and ask your questions.

Register for the Zoom event here.

Programme details

  • 12 week training programme
  • Weekly 3 hour session on Monday evenings (6-9pm) focused on key business topics and how to master them
  • Weekly assignments to start building your investor-ready business plan
  • Personal mentor (exited entrepreneur, multi million pound tech exit) matched to each company to help and guide you during course development
  • Weekly 1 hour sessions with mentor
  • Bi-Weekly Clinics to connect founder to sector experts
  • 65+ hours of training, mentor and support via remote access
  • Inclusion in our Accelerator Academy Alumni community to access ongoing support, events, investor introductions and regular news/ offers
  • The opportunity to present to key early stage investors at the end of the programme
  • Weekly feedback on assignments reviewed with an investor lens to help founders understand what investors look for, why and how to best attract their attention

Eligibility Criteria

  • Startup with MVP and presence in market at revenue of £5-30k per month
  • Startup in its first two years of trading minimum
  • Looking to raise £150k – £1m in equity investment
  • Sector: Strong tech focus across sectors / SaaS / marketplaces / B2B
  • UK registered company

Cost

The upfront fee for accepted companies is £600 + VAT for the full 12 week programme.

Additionally, companies sign an Options agreement agreeing to sell 5% of shares at discounted 20% price to Accelerator Academy and the assigned Mentor should they wish to purchase these. Options are granted at a valuation set by the next round of external investment post programme. This is a (dilutive) option to buy, and gives the opportunity to TAN and your mentor to invest financially in your business as it grows in the following 5 years, along with their knowledge and time investment during the Accelerator Academy programme, and support beyond the semester.