Microsoft Ventures Accelerator London
Microsoft Ventures Accelerator London
Takes 0% equity
  • Gaming
  • Mobile
  • Web
  • Start-ups
  • Technology Development

London Accelerator for high-potential tech & gaming UK start-ups

Next Cohort: 1 Sept – 5 Dec 2014
Who should apply: early-stage tech startups revolutionising the cloud, social, mobile, big data, e-commerce, games industries and more. Our 14-week programme is a ‘mini-entrepreneurial MBA’ that will compress your time to launch and help turn your startup into a profitable business.

Success to date: Globally, 85% of graduates raise an average of $1.3m in funding within 6 months of graduation; 35% of those going onto raise a series-A.

Successful applicants will be eligible to receive up to £75k in equity funding prior to entering the Accelerator via a new fund the JVM Technology Fund 1, created by Jenson Solutions & Ventures in Motion to support our Accelerator cohorts.

Joining the Microsoft Ventures Accelerator – London means:
● Zero equity
● Free office space
● Unprecedented access to Microsoft customers and ecosystem
● 1:1 mentorship
● Cutting-edge curriculum
● MBA student advisors
● Publishing access to XboxOne via ID@Xbox
● Making you 100% pitch-ready for any VC/angel investor by The Pitch day
● Global Alumni Network
● Continuation plans after the programme finishes

Selection Criteria? Companies should:
● Have a great team and a brilliant vision
● Have coachable founders
● Be fundable
● Be full timers – you’ve quit your day-job to do what you love
● Have a designated tech team

Read about the evaluation process here:

What else do you need to know?
● To be considered for the Accelerator, you will be asked to join BizSpark (, and, once accepted into the programme, will be eligible for BizSpark Plus, giving you $60,000 of Microsoft Azure and Office 365 free for one year.
● Our cloud is open source, friendly and usable no matter what stack you’re building on. Start-ups accepted into the programme will be invited to test our cloud services.
● You will receive workshops from and access to experts on Lean Startup Methodology, Finance, IP Law, PR and much, much more.


Staff Suggest

Matt Philippe Leader  
Andrew Webber Leader  
Andrew McCartney Leader  
Diane Perlman Leader  
Wesley Knowles Leader  
Benjamin Reed Leader  



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