Funds £18K per team
Takes 0% equity
Funds 30 startups per year
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We are looking for ambitious tech entrepreneurs with an early
stage product and a small team of between 2- 4 who is building a tech venture that could also make a Social Impact.

We are also keen to work with small teams spinning out of established social enterprises, charities or non-profits, who are building innovative digital technology to support their existing work.

You get £18,000 as part of the 3 month accelerator plus an additional 3 months of support and free office space in the heart of Manchester.

A fund of £500,000 is also available for successful companies graduating from the programme after the 3 months.

What you get:

3 month accelerator:
Nett investment of £18,000 [you get a total funding of £30,000 via a convertible loan note, of which £10,000 plus VAT is programme fee and £18,000 is funding to support your company. If you become VAT registered you get the £2k back. We break it down so you know exactly what you have to spend on building your company.]
Mentor...
We are looking for ambitious tech entrepreneurs with an early
stage product and a small team of between 2- 4 who is building a tech venture that could also make a Social Impact.

We are also keen to work with small teams spinning out of established social enterprises, charities or non-profits, who are building innovative digital technology to support their existing work.

You get £18,000 as part of the 3 month accelerator plus an additional 3 months of support and free office space in the heart of Manchester.

A fund of £500,000 is also available for successful companies graduating from the programme after the 3 months.

What you get:

3 month accelerator:
Nett investment of £18,000 [you get a total funding of £30,000 via a convertible loan note, of which £10,000 plus VAT is programme fee and £18,000 is funding to support your company. If you become VAT registered you get the £2k back. We break it down so you know exactly what you have to spend on building your company.]
Mentoring with close product and tech support
Free software from Amazon, IBM, Microsoft and more
Workshops on the nuts and bolts of running a company
Access to our network of key decision makers in the public, private and third-sectors
Access to our network of mentors and investors in the UK

Partners:

Key Fund – the biggest regionally based social investor operating across the North of England;
The RSA – the globally recognised organisation which is catalysing social impact through their international fellowship; and
Dotforge - a commercial accelerator for tech-driven companies.
More information

Staff

Admin
Colin Tan Experienced entrepreneur and mentor of tech-for-good startups; qualified property agent and investor.
Admin
Admin
Rachel Barker I lead the RSA's partnership with Dotforge, exploring how the RSA and our Fellowship can support start-ups through the power to create.

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Michele Benvenuti Co-Founder at Shake and Bla

Great idea!