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Pre-Accelerator Program

The Pre-Accelerator Program is a 5 week program designed to help founders take an idea or early stage startup to the next level by testing their product to see if there is a viable market.


The program includes workshops, guest presenters, activities, networking, plus an opportunity to do individual pitch coaching sessions with the IP team. 

Participants will learn the fundamentals of launching a startup including:  

  • Setting up a business
  • Refining your lean canvas
  • Customer interviewing
  • Sales & marketing
  • Funding for startups
  • Accounting and legal. 


The Pre-Accelerator Program is perfect for you if…

  • You are a team with an idea or an early stage startup.
  • Your startup is in prototype or moving towards MVP stage.
  • You are looking for experienced facilitators to guide the next steps of your startup journey.
  • You are a sole founder, have already participated in another accelerator or your startup has already taken investment.


Applications for the 2020 Pre-Accelerator Program are now closed.

If you have any questions or would like to know more about our other programs and events, please feel free to email.


Key dates 2020

Applications Open 28th January
Applications Close 21st February
Pre-Accelerator program 11th March - 8th April