The Accelerator Academy is based in London and has recently given a shout out to startups and early stage TMT Business, and potential entrepreneurs to enroll for the sixth semester scheduled in September. About to enter in its second year, Accelerator Academy is programme to educate emerging startups. They offer courses and intensive training,mentoring and guidance for 12 weeks to the selected startups. For the sixth semester, doors have been opened for 10 businesses from digital and technology sector. They have a package of £150,000 to offer, from an additional management team.
Entrepreneurs from technology sector will be present to give their ideas, suggestions and guidelines to budding startups. London’s very own Mayor Boris Johnson is all praise of Accelerator Academy that has around 47 UK companies that have successfully graduated. Its a 12 week part time course where startups can improve their industry connections to get the business rolling.
The syllabus includes everything needed for a startup to grow- market research, sales, marketing, legal matters, recruitment, fundraising, etc. The programme concentrates more on “how to do things better” rather than sticking to just “how to do”. It works to reduce the learning curve for startups and enhance the chances of their businesses to get a boost to soar high.
With 71% of the companies,who were part of the previous five semesters, raising an investment, startups in UK have high hopes now. On September 23, 2013 the new programme starts off. Entries for the sixth semester closes on September 15, 2013. If you think your startup has the potential to grow big, and is currently in need of mentoring, join the Accelerator Academy.
Participant fee is £600 to get access to the 150 hours training, mentoring and full support from Accelerator Academy. It also entitles you to commit to allow Academy and the mentors to own buy (via options) 3-5% of the company.This amount is refundable when the members are done with the programme successfully and move ahead to raise an investment.