Depends on the needs of the business
To be determined
Founders should ideally have some financial skin in the game.
No as we are not running a programme of classes.
Discounted London office space is available.
If you can find cheaper office space you are welcome to use that although there is obviously a benefit in being close to us.
We provide a desk, chair and internet connection. We suggest you bring your own printer/scanner and stationary for your team.
Kings Cross area.
No, we can help you with this.
Our mentors are busy people but they will make themselves available to help you when you need it.
There is no deadline.
On the date we agree with you.
Strictly speaking it is not a programme so there is no defined length.
It is your responsibility to find your own accommodation.
You must be fluent in English.
The IP must be assigned to the company we are investing in.
No. We won’t share your application outside of our company. We see hundreds of applications and many of them include similar ideas. For this and other practical reasons, please do not ask us to sign an NDA. You do not need to disclose your “secret sauce” if you’re not comfortable doing so. We can only run our business if we have the trust of the tech community so it is not in our interest to share any of your IP.
Yes. In order to open a business bank account in the UK you will need a passport.
No. We can help you with this.
Yes. It’s easy for foreign nationals to start companies in the UK.
Yes but we recommend you seek out co-founders who can add real value (capital, skills).
No but ideally no more than 3.
No, but ideally you should have a strong technical lead who can grow into the CTO role, or a technical lead that is willing at some stage to allow an experienced CTO to take charge.
We will do our best to help you secure funding so hopefully this won’t happen. Remember, the best defence is excellence.
No, it is a straight-up equity investment.
No, but we would like to review whoever you use to make sure we are comfortable.
Branding, Design, SEO, PPC, Display, Social Media, Email Marketing, etc.
Yes. It is your company so you set your own schedule and working hours although as an investor and mentor we will be working really hard for you so we expect you to work really hard too.
All teams must display acceleratr.co on their company website About Us page. acceleratr must be mentioned in any press releases or publicity for a period of 12 months, e.g. “acceleratr backed company Y signs £1,000,000 investment from Venture Capital company Z”.