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Apply for our tech for good programme
Fast-track your tech for good venture by applying to BGV's accelerator programme.
About the programme
Applications for our Spring 2019 programme are now open and we're on the hunt for our next batch of tech for good founders!
Our thematic focus
Health
Affordable, accessible health and social care
Civic engagement
Civic participation, maintenance and advancement of democracy
Sustainability
Climate change, resource efficiency and conservation of the environment
Tech to support young people
In partnership with the Children's Society
Education
Effective education and employability
What we're offering
Investment
We invest £20,000 in cash for 6% equity in your venture
Learning
A tailored programme of workshops, talks and 1:1 mentoring
Peer support
Valuable support from other startups and from 200+ tech for good founders
Mentoring
Regular connections with our network of 90+ mentors and advisors
Partnerships
Additional support from our expert partners
Connections
Introductions and 1:1 meetings with investors and industry experts
Office space
A creative working environment and free office space in London during the programme
Life-long support
We provide life-long support and the opportunity for follow-on funding
How it works
At the accelerator stage we select teams based on |
1
The idea
  • An innovative idea with evidence of its merits and how it would contribute to solving the problem you're tackling
  • A clear hypothesis of how to produce, sell and distribute the solution
2
The team
  • You have a strong and ambitious team (or are actively seeking to build one)
  • A strong understanding of the problem and the market you will be operating in
  • Technical experience within the team
3
The potential for impact
  • A strong ambition to scale and positively impact millions of lives
  • A credible hypothesis to realise and measure the positive outcome you want to achieve
Next steps for you
Before you go on to Gust, where you can submit your application and hit apply, we just want to make sure that:
You have an innovative idea that uses technology to address challenges in one of our impact areas
You make your team available to the programme during the three-month accelerator
You have a strong and ambitious team (or are actively building one) with the necessary skills to execute your idea
You are looking to turn your idea into a successful for-profit business
You are motivated to radically improve millions of lives for the better
You have the right to work in the UK
(Unfortunately, you cannot take part in our programme on a tourist visa)
Do you tick all the boxes? Then click the button below and apply.
Timeline
Applications open
Applications are open from 7th January to 18th February 2019.

Apply here
Tech for Good meetup
We're hosting a meetup on 16th January 2019. Come meet our team and others.

Register here
WorkerTech meetup
We're hosting a special WorkerTech meetup on 21st January 2019

Join the meetup
Applications close
Applications close on 18th February 2019, 23:59
Interviews
Interviews will take place between the 11th -15th March 2019
Start of programme
The programme will kick off on 1st May 2019
Keep up to date
We really value time spent getting to know our applicants. So if you'd like the opportunity to speak with us and receive exclusive updates about our programme, then fill out the form.