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OUR MISSION

Helping young founders become great entrepreneurs

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About
PROGRAMME
PROGRAMME

Selection
November - January

Applications for the programme are open every year from October and run through to mid-January.

The deadline to apply is 15th January 2024 23:59.

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Boot Camp and Take-Off
February

After the cohort has been selected, we will deep-dive into your startup’s stage and aims in order to tailor the programme to your startup’s needs.

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Programme
February - May

AccelerateME is a 12-week programme aimed to get your startup to the next stage of growth. It is designed to fit around your studies with sessions taking place on weekends and week day evenings.

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Demo Day
May/June

At Demo Day you get to showcase your startup and your achievements on the programme to investors, mentors, and other accelerators in your industry, as well as influencers of the Manchester startup ecosystem.

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Growth
June & Beyond

After The AccelerateME Programme, you will be well-equipped to take your startup to new heights and change the world! 

You will join our global Alumni Network designed to keep you accountable and engaged!

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Guidance

During a 4-month long programme, you will receive mentorship and professional help from our partners to help you get to the next level of growth.

funding

You can receive up to £5000 of equity-free funding. We don’t take anything in return

office space

For the duration of the programme, you will have free of charge access to office space at the Bonded Warehouse

WHAT YOU GET
WHAT PEOPLE SAY ABOUT US

AME ALUMNI

"Accelerate ME gave me the belief to continue to do what I was doing. Everyone on the programme, including the teams and mentors, gave me their time and helped me to strengthen my value proposition and brand."

—  Grace Vella, Founder of MissKick

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Criteria

WHO IS THIS FOR?

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You should apply if you are a student, researcher, member of staff or recent alumni (up to 2 years post-graduation), from The University of Manchester, you have a start-up idea and you're looking to take it to the next level! Having an established business is NOT a requirement!

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You can also apply if you are a student at:

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MEET THE TEAM

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Giuseppe (Peppe) Rapisarda 

Co-Head of Programme

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Qais Al-Azkawi

Head of Events

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Aryan Gupta

Head of Growth

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Prithveesh Reddy

Programme Associate

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Alexandru Radulescu

Programme Director

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Lily Piddington

VP & Advisor

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Carina Maria Palita

VP & Head of Marketing

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Alexia Elena Catutiou

VP & Co-Head of Programme

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Maya Abuzayed

Marketing Associate

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Katie Hassell

Marketing Associate

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Ekaterina Elyukina

Marketing Associate

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Tapas Banerjee

 Programme Associate

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Christian Savvas

Associate

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Bo-Liang (Bryson) Lu

Associate

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Josiah Edebiri

Associate

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Arya Lamge

Associate

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Robertas Barkauskas

Associate

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Sam Shehade

Associate

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Arnav Nawalkha

Associate

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Faisal Hardan

Associate

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Harvey Lowe

Programme Associate

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Youssif Sharaf

Programme Associate

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Efe Bertan Butev

Programme Associate

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Alexandru (Sasa) Toader

Programme Associate

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Team
Partners

SPONSORS

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Bahaar Dahiya

Associate

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