Articles and guides on business accelerators – the programs designed to support early-stage startups and entrepreneurs by providing access to resources, mentorship, and networking opportunities to help them grow and scale their businesses rapidly.

Alternative Finance for Business

How to raise pre-seed funding

If you're a young business that needs finance to grow, it could be time to look into pre-seed funding. Here's how to do it


Future Fund opens to British start-ups headquartered overseas

Future Fund extends to allow UK tech start-ups that have joined US accelerator programmes to apply for emergency coronavirus bailout funding


Embracing the UK’s accelerator and incubator programmes

Anx Patel, CEO and founder of GoKart on how accelerators and incubators can help businesses scale quickly.

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Scotland’s first pre-seed tech accelerator Seed Haus reveals first cohort of start-ups

Scotland's first dedicated pre-seed stage tech accelerator, Seed Haus, announces its diverse first cohort.

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Can accelerators challenge brogrammer culture and boost diversity?

Forget VCs, can accelerators challenge toxic brogrammer culture while boosting funding and mentoring options for female entrepreneurs?

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Pfizer eyes healthtech start-ups with new accelerator programme

Pharmaceuticals firm Pfizer launches an initiative to help healthtech start-ups reach more patients and providers.

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Just Eat eyes the whole food chain with new food tech accelerator programme

Just Eat's new food tech seed programme will funnel capital into five promising start-ups across the food production, consumption and waste spectrum.


Octopus Investments launches fintech accelerator

The investment firm supports UK growth businesses, and is now entering the broken fintech market with Octopus Labs


Visa Europe Collab and The Accelerator Network launch competition for fintech start-ups

Search for ideas that will reduce ‘payment friction’ for customers underway in the UK.


Entrepreneurial Spark partners with GetTaxi and KPMG in separate deals

Free business accelerator programme joins forces with two powerful allies to offer increased support for UK entrepreneurs


Barclays creates fintech start-up accelerator scheme with Techstars

A new initiative for start-ups in the financial technology space has been launched by high street bank Barclays in partnership with Techstars.


Internet and ICT accelerator Wayra helps start-ups to €30 million of investment

Telefonica's Wayra accelerator has now fostered €30 million of investment for its start-ups since foundation.