Huckletree's award winning 12-week in-house accelerator
If you have yet to raise their seed round and want to raise at least £350K in the 6 months following the programme start dat? To apply, you must have developed your prototype, and spotted an opportunity that has the potential to scale globally, with the data points and early traction to back it up.
We look at diversity from all angles, including but not limited to - gender, race, nationality, age, education and disability. We recognise that not everyone has equal access to capital, network and resources, and are determined to drive change in the tech sector and walk our talk.
At least one underrepresented founder as part of the C Suite/founding team (Gender, BAME, LGBTQ+, non-higher educated, retired, neurodiverse and beyond).
Each year we choose a different theme. Alpha10 will be announced shortly.
A beta/MVP version of your product, preferably an early version available for early adopters.
Evidence of early traction/customer uptake or potential for growth (i.e. early users, pilot users, waitlist, early interest, social following etc).
The programme runs over Tuesday and Thursday morning for 12 weeks; Alphas commit to the full programme, including weekly stand-ups, 121s, workshops and pitch practices.
Teams are bootstrapped or have raised a friends and family round. We do not accept teams who have already raised significant levels of investment.
We’d had enough of accelerators taking large chunks of founder equity and charging huge sums for access. Pre-seed founders don’t have cash to spare and they definitely shouldn’t need to part with their most valuable asset - their equity - so early on. Huckletree Alpha is completely free of charge for the selected startups. We don’t charge fees, and we don’t take equity. Ever.
Caroline Williams, CEO and Co-Founder of Junee
“Our time on Alpha in 2022 was fantastic, we felt welcomed like Huckletree team members and the support we received went above and beyond our expectations. The Huckletree team and founder cohort were incredibly supportive and we have created thriving personal and business relationships which have only grown stronger one year on. As a result of the programme, we have gone on to raise £825k in investment to help us bring our range of carbon-negative building materials made from waste and fungi to market.”
Valentina Dipietro, Co-Founder of Mykor
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