Monday, 9 May 2016

Entrepreneurial-Spark Accelerator 2016

Entrepreneurial-Spark Accelerator
Entrepreneurial-Spark is the world’s largest free business accelerator for start-up and scaleup businesses.

DEADLINE
UK:  Not stated.  Estimated deadline for the August 2016 intake is between May and July 2016.
India: Not stated. You can apply at any time; Places will be offered based on availability of slots at your preferred centre.

PRIZES
UK
Successful applicants will have access to:
  • Free office space
  • World-class mentorship
  • A community of several hundred entrepreneurs UK wide
  • Training and workshops
  • Regular networking events
  • A chance to win part of £1 million in cash prizes - no strings attached
  • The opportunity to receive support for up to 18 months and
  • Entrepreneurial Spark's unique Enablement programme.

India
Successful applicants will have access to:
  • Seed funding
  • An in-house A-list team of global mentors and experts with enormous experience in their domains
  • High quality infrastructure and office space
  • Events, workshops, networking and pitching sessions with investors
  • Focussed training sessions to strengthen skills in building and managing a successful business
  • Alliances with service providers that provide agile solutions by creating a greater competitive advantage covering functions such as accounting, legal, technology, human resources, secretarial and marketing services
  • Access to global trade and facilitation services platforms
  • Global, regional and/or local markets access – depending on solutions/ markets/manufacturing facilities/ raw material access, etc  and
  • Networking opportunities within the specific business domain.

ELIGIBILITY
  • Anyone who has an idea or business and can legally live and work in the application country (UK/India) is eligible.
  • Applications from solo entrepreneurs or teams with businesses at all stages and from all sectors are welcome.

OTHER KEY DATES
UK
  • Bootcamp: August 2016 
  • Hatchery start date:  10th August 2016
  • Fortnightly Wednesday events: starting on the 17th August 2016 
  • Acceler8: 10th November 2016 

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