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Our mission is to enable and nurture venture creation out of Cambridge.

Accelerate Cambridge offers a structured approach of three-month programmes that combine entrepreneurship training, regular coaching and mentoring, as well as access to shared workspace.


Idea and customer development

  • three-month structured programme
  • entrepreneurship education
  • weekly coaching
  • regular mentoring


Product development and distribution

  • three-month structured programme
  • entrepreneurship training
  • bi-weekly coaching
  • regular mentoring

Accelerate Plus

Go-to-market, bootstrapping and fundraising

  • three-month structured programme
  • entrepreneurship training
  • bi-weekly coaching
  • regular mentoring

Strong support is essential for the success of early stage ventures. Our structured programmes:

  • accelerate maturation and growth
  • prevent common mistakes, including becoming side-tracked
  • connect people and resources

We help teams of entrepreneurs turn an idea into a business, launch, and then keep going. Accelerate Cambridge is part of an ecosystem of support for entrepreneurs in Cambridge and will help you to navigate your way through it and find the resources you need.

Our Accelerate Cambridge programmes will provide you with expert advice and mentoring on topics including: 

  • ideation, idea shaping and initial screening
  • discovering the most promising applications for your knowledge or technology
  • research and customer development
  • protecting your intellectual property
  • developing a compelling customer value proposition
  • sales and traction
  • branding and marketing
  • establishing evidence of genuine customer demand
  • understanding the competitive landscape
  • accessing resources within the value chain
  • building a team
  • bootstrapping and fundraising
  • raising financial capital and dealing with investors
  • designing your business model
  • pitching your idea and crafting a fundable business plan

How to apply?

Now accepting applications for the Spring Term 2022.

Entrepreneurship Weekend
Day 1: 09:30-17:00, Saturday 23 April 2022
Day 2: 09:30-17:00, Sunday 24 April 2022

Lectures, Workshops and Coaching
Every Monday and Thursday
Thursday 28 April 2022 – Thursday 30 July 2022

Application deadline:
Friday 18 February 2022

Please email Accelerate if you have any queries.

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