King's20 Accelerator is an award-winning 12-month programme to support the 20 brightest ventures from King's to reach their potential. We offer office space, mentorship and practical support worth up to £60,000.

Set up in 2016, the accelerator has seen some real successes, with ventures in their portfolio going on to generate £7.7million in revenue, raise over £13million in investment, and create over 250 jobs. Teams have also won high profile competitions such as Tech4Good, GradVenture, Digital Leaders, Capital Enterprise’s top 10 London entrepreneurs under 30, and featured in Forbes, Timeout and Cosmopolitan.

Dr Bhavagaya Bakshi, cofounder of AI cancer diagnosis startup C the Signs, said:

‘My cofounder and I wouldn't have been able to get this far without the culture of nurture at the Entrepreneurship Institute. It's one thing to teach people how to scale [their business], which is common amongst other accelerators, but here the focus on resilience, peer-to-peer support and gu...
King's20 Accelerator is an award-winning 12-month programme to support the 20 brightest ventures from King's to reach their potential. We offer office space, mentorship and practical support worth up to £60,000.

Set up in 2016, the accelerator has seen some real successes, with ventures in their portfolio going on to generate £7.7million in revenue, raise over £13million in investment, and create over 250 jobs. Teams have also won high profile competitions such as Tech4Good, GradVenture, Digital Leaders, Capital Enterprise’s top 10 London entrepreneurs under 30, and featured in Forbes, Timeout and Cosmopolitan.

Dr Bhavagaya Bakshi, cofounder of AI cancer diagnosis startup C the Signs, said:

‘My cofounder and I wouldn't have been able to get this far without the culture of nurture at the Entrepreneurship Institute. It's one thing to teach people how to scale [their business], which is common amongst other accelerators, but here the focus on resilience, peer-to-peer support and guidance both personally and professionally has been immense.’

The accelerator programme is worth £60,000 in cash and in-kind, and includes:

· Three month intensive accelerator based around week-long sprint challenges
· Nine months of follow-on including investor events every two weeks
· Seven expert mentors (growth hacker, designer, technologist, investor and two leadership coaches) available each week, as well as regular external mentors
· Access to £130,000 grant funding
· Regular events and connections with the Entrepreneurship Institute’s network of 200+ investors
· Desk space for up to five team members
· Residential trips to learn leadership skills
· A package worth £20,000 including 12-months free accounting, £15,000 cloud credits, Facebook credits, free marketing videos

King's students, staff and alumni from any year or faculty are welcome to apply with start-up ideas from any sector.
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