The Accelerator Academy is a successful and established 12 week high growth training and mentoring programme for ambitious digital entrepreneurs looking to grow their business, through Training, Mentoring and access to capital.
Focussed on start-up and early stage high growth potential Tech, Media, Telecoms (TMT) businesses and ambitious entrepreneurs, applicants are initially assessed for suitability through online applications, and around 10-12 successful companies (typically 25 founders and co-founders) are accepted into the Accelerator Academy. Participants take part in the part time (evenings / weekends) course, with successful exited TMT entrepreneurs mentoring them personally (2-3 businesses per mentor, to ensure sufficient ‘facetime’).
The programme ‘market tests’ business ideas and models, to give entrepreneurs the best chance of success and investor readiness.
The syllabus covers a range of weekly themes, including market research, routes to market, sales, marketing, recruitment, legal issues (IP, employment, commercial agreements, investment documentation), finance and fundraising. The content is not about “how to do it”, its about “how to do it better”, how to shorten the learning curve and increase your chances of getting your business into a higher growth trajectory.