What is the Accelerator Network?

The Accelerator Network aims to deliver the most efficient range of support for high growth tech and digital media startups.

Its services unite information resources, bootcamps, hackathons, industry coaching, high growth training & mentoring and access to markets and seed/follow on capital to help emerging tech entrepreneurs build scalable, investable businesses.

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Information Events


Each month our teams speak at or host events for an inquisitive audience to learn first hand what is required if they make the leap to becoming an entrepreneur.

Innovation Challenges & Hackathons


Creating and supporting a range of early stage competitions, which assist entrepreneurs in idea generation and development, to access customers, often commissioned by industry partners.

Fast Forward


Launched in May 2014, Fast Forward is a high profile EU backed joint venture between City University London and the Accelerator Network, providing coaching support from industry to aspiring entrepreneurs at the pre-accelerator phase.

The Accelerator Academy


The Accelerator Academy is an accelerator program for advanced stage tech startups (within their first year, seeking up to £500k of seed investment). Our program is well established - we run three semesters a year and have helped over 100 graduate companies prepare to raise £25m+ of seed capital.

The Accelerator Funding Network


One of the key challenges for accelerator programmes is consistently connecting entrepreneurial start ups with seed capital. Drawing on our experience in equity raising, we believe that applying professional broking resources to the startup market will create a more efficient process for early stage entrepreneurs.

The Accelerator Fund


The Accelerator Fund aims to bridge the equity gap for high growth tech startups helping them to scale more quickly through pre- and post-investment business acceleration


Here are the details on our upcoming programmes and if you aren't at any of the stages above, don't worry, come and say hi at one of our events that we hold on a regular basis which will also be listed below.

FFWD – Spring 2017

Entrepreneurs with a budding idea, please keep an eye out for the launch of our 6th FFWD programme for Spring 2017

FFWD supports startup teams for first funding and successful application and entry to leading accelerators.

Follow us on Twitter @FFWDLondon for application details – coming soon!!

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Accelerator Academy Semester 16

Applications for our 16th semester will open 31st October and close 11th December 2016. The Programme will begin on Monday 16th January at Innovation Warehouse. Follow us on Twitter – @XLR8RUK – for more details and links to the application form.

The Accelerator Academy is a successful and established 12 week high growth training and mentoring programme for ambitious digital entrepreneurs looking to grow their business, through Training, Mentoring and Access to Capital.

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The 2016 International Startups Fundraising Summit

The team from The Accelerator Network will be presenting at The International Startups Fundraising Summit in Taiwan from the 26th – 28th October. We have been invited by the Institute for Information Industry to meet interesting startups in their network, evaluate their investment presentations and share with them top tips and leading advice on raising investment in the UK.

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