Ignite Pre-Accelerator NE
3 months of startup support and £15K investment for founders in the NE
About Ignite Pre-Accelerator NE
A funded, 3 month pre-accelerator for idea-stage founders, or founders without an idea, looking to start working on the idea full-time.
The pre-accelerator is only open to founders or companies basedA funded, 3 month pre-accelerator for idea-stage founders, or founders without an idea, looking to start working on the idea full-time.
The pre-accelerator is only open to founders or companies based in the North East (County Durham, Northumberland and Tyne and Wear).
The pre-accelerator is a 3 month full-time programme that helps entrepreneurs to develop their business idea, launch an MVP, get their first customers and figure out what to do next. You can read more about the programme on the Ignite blog. The programme is funded by The North East Innovation Fund, which is supported by the European Regional Development Fund.
We are looking for entrepreneurs who want to solve (or already solving) real-world problems with innovative technology-led ideas. But if you’ve not got an idea but you think entrepreneurship is for you, or you’ve got a skill set that could lend itself to working on building a new business (especially within data and or ageing), we’d love to hear from you.
The pre-accelerator programme includes:
£15,000 investment; subject to £5k programme fees (structured as a convertible loan)
3 month course covering product development, marketing, sales, operations, hiring and fundraising
Mentoring from experienced entrepreneurs, mentors and investors
3 months of office space in Newcastle (with the potential for discounts post-programme)
A fast-track to the final interviews of next Ignite accelerator programme (in the following year).more
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