Apply to our Spring 2018 accelerator programme

Spring 2018 accelerator 

Fast-track your tech for good venture by applying to BGV’s accelerator programme. Applications for our Spring 2018 accelerator programme are now closed.

What our accelerator programme offers

What we offer

The BGV accelerator programme offers:

  • Investment: £20,000 in exchange for 6% equity
  • Support: An intensive 3-month programme of workshops and 1:1 mentoring followed by life-long support to accelerate your startup
  • Connections: Access to a network of over 200 mentors, founders, and investors
  • Office space: 6 months’ free office space in central London


Before you apply

Before you go on to fill in your online application, we just want to make sure that:

You have an innovative idea that uses technology to address challenges in one of our impact areas – health, education, sustainability, democracy and society, fair work and employment, supporting vulnerable young people

You have a strong and ambitious team (or are actively seeking to build one) with the necessary skills to execute your idea

You are motivated to radically improve millions of lives for the better

You make your team available to the programme during the
three-month accelerator

You are looking to turn your idea into a successful for-profit business

You have the right to work in the UK. Unfortunately, you cannot
take part in our programme on a tourist visa

You are available for the week of 5th March 2018 for interviews, in case you’re selected

Did you tick all the boxes? Or can we help clarify some things? Then get in touch, we’re happy to answer any questions you might have.

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11 January 2018: Accelerate your tech for good startup Q&A event.

5 February 2018: Closing date for applications (23.59 GMT)

20 February 2018: We will let shortlisted teams know if they have been selected for an interview

March 2018: Selection and interview process

18 April 2018 – 6 July 2018: Spring 2018 accelerator programme

Selection process

After the close of applications, we shortlist around 40 teams for face-to-face interviews which take place at our office in London. Interviews for this programme are scheduled to take place the first week of March. They last around 40 minutes with members of the BGV team, our alumni and partners sitting on the panel. For more information, head to our investment criteria, and check out our portfolio for an overview of tech for good ventures we’ve invested in. Do come along to our Q&A events or book a morning drop-in session, if you want to discuss your idea in more detail.