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Our 6-month accelerator programme is uniquely optimised 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.

What's the deal

Mentorship

from 100s of entrepreneurs, business leaders and tech gurus

Workshops

access to 4 fully equipped prototyping workshops

Trip to Shenzhen

meet with manufacturing partners

£5,000

startup grant

Investment

up to £100,000 seed investment

What Else?

  • expert prototyping technician onsite

  • 24/7 desk space

  • prototyping materials included

  • crowdfunding strategy & videographers

  • 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

17 days left to apply

Applications close on 14 July 2017

Apply now

Programme Timeline

11 September 2017

Boot Camp

Accelerator programme kick off, we break down the curriculum of investment, marketing, product development & business model development.

06 November 2017

Trip to Shenzhen

Meet with manufacturing partners, investors and set up supply chain network.

04 December 2018

Crowdfunding Readiness Programme Starts

Supported by ‘Paved with Gold’ we will plan out your campaign and PR strategy, work on your branding and get filming with our videographers

01 April 2018

£100k Pitch Day

Companies demonstrating progression, growth & traction will be given the opportunity to pitch for £100k seed investment.

08 March 2018

Demo Day

A chance to show off what you’ve achieved during the programme. We’ll bring investors, suppliers, press and a whole load of HW geeks to marvel at your work.