Microsoft Ventures Accelerator London
Microsoft Ventures Accelerator London
Takes 0% equity
Markets
  • 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
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 curriclum
● 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: aka.ms/ifwixf

What else do you need to know?
● To be considered for the Accelerator, you will be asked to join BizSpark (www.bizspark.com), 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.
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