An ambitious startup accelerator supporting AI startups to scale in Greater Manchester.

An ambitious startup accelerator supporting AI startups to scale in Greater Manchester.

As part of Turing Innovation Catalyst Manchester, startup experts Capital Enterprise have launched a highly specialised accelerator programme for AI startups in the Greater Manchester area, supporting them to build sustainable businesses and smash their fundraising goals.

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About the Programme

Our programme will select and accelerate 40 high potential startups over 2 cohorts in the Greater Manchester area, building AI solutions for climate, health and generative AI.

Our AI Accelerator is a 6-month hybrid programme designed to provide exceptional AI startups with learning, mentoring, networking and investment opportunities. Our content is delivered by world-class AI and startup experts.

Who are we looking for?

  • DeepTech AI products or services in Health, NetZero, and GenerativeAI
  • Businesses based in and dedicated to making an economic impact in Greater Manchester
  • Pre-seed, Seed or Series A stage startups poised for transformative growth
  • Tech for Good champions committed to making a positive impact on people and the planet
Evaluation Criteria

The Curriculum will include:

Comprehensive Funding Readiness Training
  • Grant funding
  • Equity investment

Pitching to Investors
  • Storytelling for impact
  • Communicating complex tech to non-tech audiences

Standards and Ethics
  • Data standards
  • AI ethics for deeptech

Go-to-Market Strategy
  • Strategies for acquiring new customers
  • Defining how the product will be positioned in the market

Regulations
  • UK and EU GDPR
  • IP and patent law

Founder and Team Wellbeing
  • Wellbeing and mental health to avoid burnout
  • Recruiting and growing a team sustainably

Further Details

Cohort 1
APPLICATIONS CLOSED
Cohort 2
Application Form Live NOW
End of May: APPLICATION DEADLINE for Cohort II
Mid June: Interviews with Applicants
June: Final selections and confirmations

Cohort 1
w/c 11 March 2024: Onboarding and Accelerator Launch
March 2024 – October 2024: Workshops, Events and specialised 1:1 support for Cohort I
October 2024: Demo Day for Cohort I
Cohort 2
July: Onboarding and Accelerator Launch
July 2024 – February 2025: Workshops, Events and specialised 1:1 support for Cohort II
February 2025: Demo Day for Cohort II

AI is the world’s fastest-growing tech sector, with applications across countless industries. Its infinite possibilities are set to transform our collective future, but right now is the moment to write yours.

In addition to the AI Accelerator, over the next two years, Turing Innovation Catalyst Manchester will also be delivering venture builders, skills programmes and a whole host of events and activities to drive the AI ecosystem in Greater Manchester forward.

Any Questions?
Reach out to us:

Jasmin Kailath

AI Accelerator Programme Manager

jasmin@capitalenterprise.org

Harpreet Kaur

Community Coordinator

harpreet@capitalenterprise.org

Edward Dawson

Programme Coordinator

edward@capitalenterprise.org