Prize £ 5K
Takes 0% equity
Markets B2B/Enterprise Biotech Hardware Health/Medical Net Infrastructure +13
Next Business Generation is established under Nottingham's £60M City Deal.

"Spark" is a pre-accelerator, with events run by and with local groups and technology centres.

Our accelerator programme is broken up into two phases, "Develop" and "Launch."

During the preliminary "Develop" phase, we provide workspace, 1-1 support and access to great people for up to 12 months. This happens in our accelerator suites at Antenna, BioCity and Nottingham Cleantech Centre.

The final "Launch" phase is a 4 week intensive programme, aimed at finessing the business model and getting the right pitch to put to investors. Each Launch batch leads up to a demo day, where both Nottingham strategic funds and other investors will be looking for the best early stage investment opportunities.

Acceptance into Develop does not guarantee entry into Launch, but it is a prerequisite in all but the most exceptional cases.

The programme is free to join during 2013-2015, we take no equity, and you retain all I...
Next Business Generation is established under Nottingham's £60M City Deal.

"Spark" is a pre-accelerator, with events run by and with local groups and technology centres.

Our accelerator programme is broken up into two phases, "Develop" and "Launch."

During the preliminary "Develop" phase, we provide workspace, 1-1 support and access to great people for up to 12 months. This happens in our accelerator suites at Antenna, BioCity and Nottingham Cleantech Centre.

The final "Launch" phase is a 4 week intensive programme, aimed at finessing the business model and getting the right pitch to put to investors. Each Launch batch leads up to a demo day, where both Nottingham strategic funds and other investors will be looking for the best early stage investment opportunities.

Acceptance into Develop does not guarantee entry into Launch, but it is a prerequisite in all but the most exceptional cases.

The programme is free to join during 2013-2015, we take no equity, and you retain all IP. Our objective is to help support projects, helping them to become growth businesses, securely based in Nottingham and going out to impact the city, the region or the world.

Our application process is fast and simple. We are looking for ambition, drive and energy. It's our job to bring regular access to experienced startup founders, who will help you to push forward and find the right business model, the best routes to market and the best investors (whether funds, angels or each other - bootstrappers are welcome!).

The programme began taking on projects in July, 2013, and launches officially in October.

Applications are welcome; lengthy business plans, driven by numbers and laden with assumptions are definitely *not* required.
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