The Alpha Accelerator

Turn your early stage concept into a live business. Our virtual 12-week inhouse accelerator is designed for pre-seed businesses for founders from under-represented backgrounds.

When: 12 weeks, Annually. 2021 cohort theme: Sustainable Planet.

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If you’re a pre-seed founder or founding team focusing on sustainability, 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 from across the sustainability domain, serial entrepreneurs, world-class operators and investors with sustainability as their core theme, the programme will be designed to contribute to your successful launch on solid structural foundations.

For early-stage founders

If you’re a pre-seed founder or founding team focusing on sustainability, 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 from across the sustainability domain, serial entrepreneurs, world-class operators and investors with sustainability as their core theme, the programme will be designed to contribute to your successful launch on solid structural foundations.

Who is it for?

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    For sustainability champions

    We design each cohort based on one industry; and our 2021 theme is Sustainable Planet. We’re on the lookout for 6 purpose-driven for profit startups who are championing sustainability in their sector and working on innovations to reduce the impact of the climate crisis across the globe.

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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

    £15m+ funding

    our Alphas have raised £15m+ in collective funding and two have successfully exited

    49 graduates

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

    200+ 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

    Applications Are Now Closed

    Applications for Alpha 2021 are now closed. Keep checking back though as we will soon be announcing the theme for 2022.