Our accelerator

Accelerating your tech for good venture

Our accelerator programme is designed to help launch and grow early-stage startups with an ambition to scale and impact millions of lives.

We provide talented teams with space and tools to learn, advice and support from our community, and the capital and connections they need to succeed.

 

Benefits

  • £20,000 investment in exchange for 6% equity, plus access to £50,000 in further funding
  • An intensive 3-month programme of workshops and 1:1 advice
  • Support from our community of expert mentors
  • 6 months of free office space in central London
  • Connections to investors
  • Life-long support as a member of our alumni

Programme overview

Workshops

We give founders the tools they need to learn. Our workshops cover user testing, service design, business development, impact measurement, fundraising and pitching.

Team updates

Each week we bring our teams together to share progress and support each other. Peer to peer support is on-going in our alumni community.

Office hours

Teams receive strategic advice and support from the BGV team on a 1:1 basis every week.

Founder confidential

We invite founders in to share the no-frills story of how they built their startup.

Connections

We make introductions and help teams build relationships with impact investors, angels, VCs and other funders. Our vast network of expert mentors is available to support our teams.

Demo Day

Demo Day marks the end of the 12-week programme. It’s an evening of celebration where all the teams pitch their startups to an audience of investors, mentors, partners and supporters.

Learn more about our last Autumn 2017 cohort.

Lifelong support

We provide our alumni with life-long support and the connections they need to scale their business and radically change people’s lives for the better.

What we’re looking for