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Our 6-month accelerator programme is uniquely optimised to cater for the challenges of hardware businesses. Our programme will help you:

  • Understand what your customers really want and what value your product brings
  • Get your product manufactured at the right cost and set-up supply chains for scale
  • Gain the hardware-specific funding you need, from grants to crowdfunding and angel investors

Our goal is to help you launch your products in order for you to grow a sustainable, profitable business.

In exchange, we ask for a 3% equity stake in your business.

 

The Accelerator is led by Mandy, in order to find out more about any element of the programme, please contact hello@centralresearchlaboratory.com.

What does the programme offer

Mentorship

from 100s of entrepreneurs, business leaders and tech gurus

Workshops

access to 4 fully equipped prototyping workshops

£5,000

startup grant

Investment

up to £100,000 seed investment

What's available in the coworking space

  • expert prototyping technician onsite

  • 24/7 desk space

  • prototyping materials included

  • crowdfunding strategy & training

  • 100mb/s high speed internet

Our Accelerator Alumni - Case Studies

Application criteria

During the six-month programme, we will work with you to develop your product, the final result will be a product that people love and can be made at the right cost.

We bring together experts on business development, investment preparation & market development for a six-month intensive programme designed specifically for hardware products.

  • A working prototype that users seem to like (it doesn’t need to be pretty)
  • The desire to build a scalable product based business
  • A product or business model displaying genuine innovation
  • Two or more team members are desired but not essential

Applications are now closed