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WANTED:
BRAVE YOUNG
INNOVATORS

We support and fund the best, brightest, most ambitious students and alumni from the North West of the UK to pursue their world-changing start-up ideas.

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What do you get?

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OUR MISSION

Helping young founders become great entrepreneurs

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130+

70

£3.5M

STUDENT FOUNDERS

START-UPS

FOLLOW-ON FUNDING

PROGRAMME

Selection
November - January

Applications for the programme will open in early November and run through to the very end of December. More details coming soon.

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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 AccelerateME, you will be well-equipped to take your startup to new heights and change the world. We might shed a tear to see you go. :’)

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WHO IS THIS FOR?

You should apply if you are a student, or recent alumni, from The University of Manchester (or any other of the major universities in the North West of England), you have a start-up idea and you're looking to take it to the next level!

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