Ignite 2.0 Accelerator

Ignite 2.0 Accelerator

The UK’s distributed startup support & investment network
The accelerator is a 6 month remote programme that features £25,000 net (equity) investment from seed-stage VC funds Northstar Ventures and ADV. The investment is in exchange of 6% equity (5% to the investors and 1% to the Founders Co-operative — more on that later). You’ll also get £100,000+ in programme perks with our partners (who include Amazon, Stripe, Revolut and many more) and access to our global network of founders, investors and mentors.

The total investment is actually £40,000, of which £15,000 covers the cost of the programme — so each company ends up with £25,000 to spend. For those of you who are doing the maths, this means that we’re buying 5% for £40,000 — which is a post-money valuation of £800,000.

We'll work with you remotely for three weeks of every month, delivering our Startup MBA course digitally alongside our programme mentors and partners. The fourth week is an in-person event held in cities across the North East (with one held in London) alongside the Ign...
The accelerator is a 6 month remote programme that features £25,000 net (equity) investment from seed-stage VC funds Northstar Ventures and ADV. The investment is in exchange of 6% equity (5% to the investors and 1% to the Founders Co-operative — more on that later). You’ll also get £100,000+ in programme perks with our partners (who include Amazon, Stripe, Revolut and many more) and access to our global network of founders, investors and mentors.

The total investment is actually £40,000, of which £15,000 covers the cost of the programme — so each company ends up with £25,000 to spend. For those of you who are doing the maths, this means that we’re buying 5% for £40,000 — which is a post-money valuation of £800,000.

We'll work with you remotely for three weeks of every month, delivering our Startup MBA course digitally alongside our programme mentors and partners. The fourth week is an in-person event held in cities across the North East (with one held in London) alongside the Ignite portfolio, the programme team, mentors and partners.

Apply if: You are a founding team of two or more with at least a Minimum Viable Product built and are able to commit to working full-time on your business.

Application Process

Apply
The first step is to apply to join the Ignite programme through F6S.

Interview #1
If you meet our interview criteria, we’ll schedule a call to discuss your application.

Interview #2
If we think that you would be a a good fit for the programme we will invite you for an in person interview in Newcastle.

Offer
If your application is successful, the final step is our Offer – where we invite you to join the Ignite programme.

Our Programmes
Whether you’re looking for long-term support, investment or just need help validating your next big idea, we’re here to help.
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Programme Director Ignite
CEO Ignite Accelerator, Co-Founder Campus North.
Programme Director @ Ignite