Accelerator is London Metropolitan University’s 14,000 sq ft business incubator in the heart of Tech City. We supports over 30 innovative businesses, providing office space, mentorship, training, a community of likeminded entrepreneurs and introductions to investors and industry.
Accelerator is at the heart of London Met’s enterprise and entrepreneurship learning, delivering an intensive programme of events, workshops, competitions and modules that provide students with the skills, network and confidence to start the own companies when they graduate. In the past 2 years we have helped London Met students launch over 20 businesses, many of which are now housed and supported within Accelerator.
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.
Bathtub 2 Boardroom
Bathtub 2 Boardroom helps first-time entrepreneurs turn business ideas into reality by offering supportive incubator style co-working spaces in London. They fill empty commercial space with start-up communities that have limited capital but UNLIMITED POTENTIAL.
Central Working is the “linkedin for the real-world.” Central is there to actively help their members achieve their business goals through offering support, intelligence and develop thoughtful connections, adding value for their clients.
Centre for Fashion Enterprise
The Centre for Fashion Enterprise (CFE) is London’s pioneering fashion business incubator. London is home to some of the fashion industry’s brightest design talent. To ensure a brand’s survival and success though takes more than raw talent. It is crucial in today’s market for small businesses to understand their USP and vision, to be better informed and follow a considered development strategy. CFE facilitates this, unlocking creativity and business potential, allowing designers to gain an international foothold. Working with the next generation of iconic design innovators, CFE fast tracks designers into businesses. Successes include Erdem, Richard Nicoll,Peter Pilotto, Meadham Kirchhoff and Mary Katrantzou. By way of our four-level programme offering, CFE provides expert guidance in the fields of finance, legal, manufacturing and marketing. From strategic advice on progressive business solutions to bespoke mentoring from industry leaders and key influencers. CFE provides the tools to boost brand confidence – for designers, manufacturers and buyers, to ultimately reach economic sustainability.
Cockpit Arts is an award-winning social enterprise and incubator for designer-makers. They have helped thousands of talented craftspeople to grow their businesses, many who have gone to achieve national and international success.
Collective is a pioneering project putting Camden Town at the heart of the UK’s creative community. We support creative people into employment and in setting up their own businesses. We offer access to co-working space, pop up shops on the high street, creative accelerator programmes and coding courses, all for free.
Collider is an accelerator that invests in tech startups that are building disruptive platforms, products and services that enable brands to better engage, understand and sell to their consumers.
By mobilising a pot of cash, a crack team of coaches, and an intensive programme, we support our startups in becoming sustainable businesses. Over the course of our four month programme, our teams transform from startups to businesses, from cash burning to revenue earning, putting them on the road from MVP to IPO.
The thing that defines us, sets us apart and drives us, is our laser focus on the sweet spot between startups and brands, and the commercial benefits they bring to one other. We fuse ambitious founders with progressive brands and specialist investors which fosters the fastest route to product-market fit, follow-on funding, competitive edge and revenue. Brands partners include Unilever, Diageo, News UK and The National Lottery plus a number of other high profile brands.
Connect London is 1 of 40 Connect initiatives around the World, inspired by the Connect San Diego which Lord Sainsbury identified as one of the most effective organisations in the World. To facilitate the startup and growth of technology companies, it operates by allocating a Personal Business Advisor (PBA) to client’s companies to guide the cleints through the Cobweb of options.
Crowdcube is the world’s leading investment crowdfunding site, enabling investors to help entrepreneurs raise the finance they need to grow.
EcoMachines Incubator is an early-stage VC fund and Accelerator that backs early stage industrial and clean-tech hardware companies.
Education Foundation is an independent, cross sector, education think tank. Their work is focused on three priorities: edcation reform, technology and innovation. They desire to be a catalyst for change and reform in schools, colleges and universities across the UK by bringing educators, policy makers, entreprenuers and business leaders together to make a long term positive difference to the British education system.
EIT ICT Labs
EIT ICT Labs is a knowledge innovation community set up by the European Institute of Innovation and Technology as an initiative of the European Union. With initiatives that weave together research, entrepreneurship, and education, ICT Labs mission is to drive European leadership in ICT in order to stimulate economic growth and increase quality of life. The London Node of ICT Labs is driving innovation projects in the UK, working with the SME and start-up communities as well as leading university and industrial partners. We’re actively funding research, supporting small businesses, and opening pan-European (and US) markets.
Emerge Venture Labs
Emerge Education is the accelerator for education technology startups. In partnership with Eton College, Said Business School, TSL Education, The Student Room and OUP, it provides investment and business development support tailored to startups in the booming education market.
Entrepreneur First is the leading seed investment programme that focuses on selecting individual technical talent and helping them build teams and startups.
London’s Pre-Accelerator Programme is supported by 16 accelerators. Working with up to 30 digtial startups at the beginning of their entrepreneurial journey, providing training from industry bodies and best practive from expert practioners, culminating in a pitch to accelerator and first funding providers.
Founder Centric designs and teaches startup education programmes for entrepreneurs, professionals, and trainers. They’re trusted by Europe’s best accelerators to train their portfolio companies (Seedcamp, Startup Bootcamp), by top universities to design core curriculum (Oxford, UCL), and by corporates to design full programmes (Unilever, Free-formers).
Front Row supports fashion and technology entrepreneurs to grow their businesses. Their mission is to build the capabilities of new enterprises that bridge the gap between the fashion and technology industries.
Phone: 44 (0)20 7514 7590
Healthbox is the preeminent source of healthcare innovation, driving actionable collaboration between inventors, entrepreneurs and the healthcare industry.
Impact Hub Westminster
Launched in 2011, Impact Hub Westminster is one of the largest of a global network of locally owned collaborative working spaces.
Their primary aim is to support organisations with positive social and environmental impact at the heart of their missions. They provide flexible access to workspace and curate a supportive, collaborative environment for these impact makers.
They believe early stage organisations struggle to survive in isolation. Their environment and services are designed to incubate the growth and impact of their members through collaboration and support.
To further support their community they host a continuous flow of brilliant relevant events and programmes providing a stream of learning and networking opportunities for our members.
They are also a member of CAP.
Imperial Create Lab
Imperial Create Lab an ecosystem of innovators, researchers and industry that empowers students and staff to explore ideas and create successful technology based ventures.
Innovation Warehouse is a coworking accelerator, a community of high-growth startups, events, mentoring, investment. The perfect place to grow.
Level39 is a technology accelerator space for finance, retail and future cities’ technology companies. It is a space for early-stage businesses that have the potential for high-growth. Members are looking to create, test, market and deliver scalable world-class, financial, retail and future cities’ technology products and services. This accelerator is unique in the fact that it does not have equity in members’ companies, instead Level39 helps members to grow into its ‘High Growth Space,’ a 15000 square-foot area for larger companies situated on the 42nd floor of the same building.
Microsoft Ventures is a global initiative to help entrepreneurs build great companies. We work with startups at every stage of maturity to provide the tools, resources, and expertise they need to succeed. The Microsoft Ventures Accelerator – London is an immersive 14-week programme designed to compress a startups time to launch. Startups accepted into the programme gain access to business mentors, technical and design experts, office space and resources to help entrepreneurs quickly scale their business — al that and more for zero equity.
Accelerating tech startups with the magic combination of 3-month mentoring programme, exposure, up to €21k investment & community. Based in Birmingham & London.
School for Creative Startups
School for Creative Startups helps creative people build viable startups by offering interactive, accessible courses that deliver all the necessary business know-how without the technical gibberish, pesky acronyms or theoretical rhetoric. A 12 day bootcamp set over 9 months to support London & Kent-based creatives wishing to start a new business, culminating in Makegood Festival!
Seedcamp is a new kind of fund supporting startups from the pre-seed and seed stage.
We back ambitious founders from around the world and help them build billion dollar global companies by providing them the right access at the right time to learning, network, and capital. We invest initially from $0-$250K and accelerate them across the product market fit, traction, growth, and scale stages from seed funding to IPO.
Startupbootcamp is a global network of industry focused accelerators. They take startups global by giving them direct access to an international network of the most relevant partners, investors and mentors in their sector.
In order to get innovation to the market, the Bakery brings together the right entrepreneurs–uniquely able and incentivised to deliver ground breaking innovation–with large organisations–ready to provide the fuel–in their collaborative environment.
TrueStart is a specialist retail and consumer sector innovation hub. They help startups and entrepreneurs become successful by providing a comprehensive network of support and a wealth of opportunity. The 6 month programme includes funding, access to the team’s global retail and consumer networks, mentorship, legal and accounting services, and office space. TrueStart is looking for motivated entrepreneurs with innovative product, service or business ideas that are targeted at disrupting any aspect of the retail, consumer or fashion landscape.
Warner Yard is a co-working space for technology-enabled start ups, based in the heart of Clerkenwell, London. It is home to an entire floor of investors and angels, 2 floors filled with start ups and is the London outpost of the US accelerator, TechStars. It was started by the seed stage investment fund–Playfair–in order to follow its mission to invest and provide on-going support, predominantly for web-based technology and digitial media start ups that are capable of disrupting a market by creating major change in a way that can be scaled globally.
Wayra is striving to achieve a significant impact on the economy of the countries where it operates including the UK. They provide all of their technolgical resources so that the region’s potential can compete with the best on equal terms, in order to facilitate new emerging startups across Europe and Latin America. It has quickly become one of the main accelerators of the global ICT sector offering financing, management advice, technical support and office space.