An equity-free 12 week intensive startup accelerator programme with expert advice, group workshops, one-to-one mentoring and specialist talks from people who have already been through the process.
We’ll work with you in key startup areas of marketing, operations, and finance to develop the right action plan to develop and grow your business.
Who is it for?
We invite applications from all startups who have the potential to make a positive impact on people, planet or place, including those in the following sectors:
o Social and Tech for Good
o Health and Wellbeing
o Smart cities and Internet of Things
o Application deadline for September cohort: 10th August
o Programme kick off: Early September
o Final pitching day: Early November
Additional sessions and individual one-to-ones will be arranged independently. There will be a minimum of 3 mandatory full day sessions and x 1-2-1 support meetings. Dates TBC.
What does it cover?
A range of dynamic sessions covering all the essentials of running an impact business including: business planning, marketing, operations, finance, sales, partnerships and pitching.
Optional sessions offering a range of more specialist areas to help you fill in any gaps.
Regular group review sessions and one-to-one support from an experienced business advisor
What will it cost?
This sought after programme is provided at no cost to successful applicants. We do not ask for equity or contributions, only that participants commit to attending the sessions.
Serious Impact is co-funded by the European Regional Development Fund to enable us to support impact ventures and potential entrepreneurs across the Eastern region.
Why should I apply?
o Work alongside a network of motivated and like-minded entrepreneurs
o Come away equipped with the tools and knowledge to make a real impact
o Make valuable connections in entrepreneurial and professional networks
o Receive expert support in the form of 1:1 sessions, workshops, and mentoring.
o Gain the confidence and knowledge to put everything into practice after the programme!
Where do I apply?
To be considered for our next cohort, please complete the application form above by clicking ‘apply now’ and submit before the 10th August. Applications received after this date will be notified of the next cohort start dates in due course.
We will interview all eligible applicants in person, by skype or phone. Successful and unsuccessful applicants will be informed by August 17th.
"It’s the only reason our business has grown so fast. It has taken us from ‘two people in a shed’ towards being a professional, functional company."Rowanne & William West, Xosuit Solutions Ltd
"An excellent environment to get contacts and inspiration for your business."Ivan Langella, XCored limited
"There is nothing I would recommend more to any start up and even businesses that are already established."Elson Barbosa, Evo Smart Nutrition