What is The Accelerator Network?

The Accelerator Network delivers “accountable acceleration” for startups, corporates and governments.

We offer growth and investment support to startups and scaleups at all life cycle stages, including 3 virtual programmes: FastForward Pre-Accelerator, Accelerator Academy for raising seed funding and The ScaleUp Accelerator for raising Series A; alongside The Accelerator Funding Network as professional broking resource to the startup market.

We are building a world class niche business with the ability to support thousands of global entrepreneurs at the beginning of their journey, focussed on commercial and / or investment outcomes.

This support is delivered through providing business launch and growth acceleration, access to finance and access to markets.

We have developed modules of best-practice driven support and training, typically delivered in collaboration with corporates and / or government to maximise impact.

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FastForward Pre-Accelerator


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.

Accelerator Academy


The Accelerator Academy is a virtual 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 150 graduate companies prepare to raise £50m+ 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 ScaleUp Accelerator


The ScaleUp Accelerator is a virtual VC readiness and business growth support programme for tech B2B scaleups seeking to raise £1-5m Series A funding

Accelerator Academy Semester 28

Virtual Programme

The Accelerator Academy is a 12 week programme focusing on business growth and investment readiness as founders are matched with a successful exited entrepreneur to receive tailored mentoring  alongside weekly deep dives into topics from market research, product market fit to investment strategy, cohort workshops and expert clinics.  Semester 28 programme takes place 18 January to 5 April, 2021. For details and to apply via AcceleratorAcademy.com

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The ScaleUp Accelerator 2021 Programme

Virtual Programme

The ScaleUp Accelerator is a 6 week half-day sprints programme to perfect your investor proposition with up to 12 months investment support to close your VC roundThis enables CEOs and founders to develop a credible plan to raise their Series A and scale growth ambitions.  Next programme will begin February 2021.  Register your interest via TheScaleUpAccelerator.com

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3 November Startup Stories: Power of Support Networks – The Accelerator Network & Plexal

Join The Accelerator Network‘s Startup Stories on 3 November 12:00-12:30pm, co-hosted with Plexal innovation centre, as we bring our communities together and chat with two founders sharing about their growth journey, raising funding and tips for fellow founders and entrepreneurs on making the best use of support networks.

Please register on Eventbrite


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