The Alpha Accelerator

Turn your early stage concept into a live business. Our 12-week in-house accelerator is designed for pre-seed businesses for founders from under-represented backgrounds. Themed around Urban Futures for 2022, the programme is open to innovators in: Smart Cities, the Built Environment, Mobility and Transport, and Energy and Emissions.

When: March 2022 | Theme: Urban Futures | Applications open. Apply now.

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If you’re a pre-seed founder or founding team focusing on Urban Futures innovation, our 12 week intensive accelerator is designed to supercharge your business and give you everything you need to prepare for raising your seed round. Delivered by experts; serial entrepreneurs, world-class operators and investors with strong ties into our Urban Futures theme, the programme will be packed with learnings and practical knowledge to give you the confidence to launch your business on strong foundations.

For early-stage founders

If you’re a pre-seed founder or founding team focusing on Urban Futures innovation, our 12 week intensive accelerator is designed to supercharge your business and give you everything you need to prepare for raising your seed round. Delivered by experts; serial entrepreneurs, world-class operators and investors with strong ties into our Urban Futures theme, the programme will be packed with learnings and practical knowledge to give you the confidence to launch your business on strong foundations.

Who is it for?

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    For Urban Futures pioneers

    Our 2022 theme is Urban Futures. We’re on the lookout for 6 purpose-driven for profit startups who are championing Urban Futures innovation in their sector. Working on innovations that improve our transport & mobility, make our cities smarter, create more sustainable solutions for the built environment, and revolutionise energy and emissions.

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    For pre-seed founders

    Alpha is built for founders who are yet to raise their Seed round but are intending to raise at least £350K in the 6 months following the programme start-date. We're looking to see that you've spotted an opportunity within sustainability, and have the data and early revenue to back it up.

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    For underrepresented founders

    In 2017 as the lack of diversity and equality within the startup ecosystem became deafeningly apparent, we realised that founders from under-represented backgrounds are the ones who can benefit most from a helping hand. We’re looking for diverse founders with talent, passion, commitment and a disruptive concept.

    Highlights

    £34m+ funding

    our Alphas have raised £34m+ in collective funding and two have successfully exited

    50+ graduates

    including Onloan, Loveshark, Justwears, Wild.AI and HANX

    250+ jobs created

    our Alpha businesses have created 200 (and growing) roles for the industry, from tech to finance

    +100 NPS score

    we’re proud of the positive feedback from our graduates across all seven cohorts

    200+ workshops

    and pitch practice led by pioneering industry talent with real live feedback

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    Yang Liu - Founder & CEO, JustWears. Award-winning underwear sold in +70 countries

    Reviews are in:

    "This is the only programme we would highly recommend to any early-stage team. A ton of valuable resources and contacts into an efficiently well-curated structure so that we could continue to scale our business"

    Yang Liu - Founder & CEO, JustWears. Award-winning underwear sold in +70 countries

    Our partners

    • CMS-Alpha
    • SVB-Alpha
    • Accelerate Her
    • YSYS Alpha
    • Conduit Connect

    Apply now for Alpha 2022 - Urban Futures

    Applications are open for Alpha Accelerator 2022 - Urban Futures. Apply now - it's your time.