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.


French accelerator TheFamily gets investment stamp of approval from Index Ventures

A start-up accelerator in France has become the latest beneficiary of investment capital from Index Ventures.

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The Collider12 brand way for start-up incubation

As ever more start-ups decide that joining an accelerator is the best way to get some early traction, GrowthBusiness meets one of the new options on the block – Collider12.


Red Bull Amplifier accelerator targets start-ups in the music space

Energy drinks brand Red Bull has launched a business accelerator aimed at cultivating innovative music-orientated start-ups.


Creative vision behind artist Plan B secures backing for entrepreneurial incubator

MeWe360 has launched its activities with the help of a £2 million investment from a consortium of backers.


Seedcamp for European entrepreneurial start-ups: Past, present and future

Since Seedcamp was founded in 2007 it has gone on to mentor 800 companies. Co-founder Reshma Sohoni sits down with GrowthBusiness to talk about its evolution and what plans the accelerator has in store for 2013.


Ventilation experts breathe in investment 

Natural ventilation specialist Breathing Buildings has secured £1 million in second round funding to expand its business both in the UK and internationally.


Third round of funding for Deminos to ramp up hiring

The Finance for Business North East Accelerator Fund has made an investment through its managing partner Northstar Ventures.


Maiden investment in UK for Citrix accelerator

Software and technology company Citrix Systems has made a maiden investment in the UK from its start-up accelerator programme with the backing of social analytics business Handy Elephant.


Engineering design: Santiago Matheus

Born in Ecuador, Santiago Matheus started businesses in four continents before co-founding Method Design Lab in London in March this year. He reveals what he'd wish he'd known when he started.


North East accelerator programme launched

A £1 million accelerator programme for North East England has been launched that aims to tap into Newcastle’s burgeoning technology start-ups by investing up to £100,000 in companies.

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Mark Hales launches £200,000 start-up Oxygen Accelerator

Entrepreneur Mark Hales has launched a £200,000 start-up accelerator programme in Birmingham that aims to develop entrepreneurship by providing tech start-ups with early stage finance and mentoring.


Low Carbon Accelerator in two follow-on investments 

AIM-listed cleantech investor Low Carbon Accelerator has made further investments in two of its portfolio companies, LUMEnergi and QuantaSol.