A six month remote-first accelerator for start-ups who do good.

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Impact Accelerator cohort 2 now open for applications.

Following the success of Cohort 1, our second cohort offers UK based impact founders a unique combination of mentoring, one-to-one support, group events and an opportunity for funding.

Our unique mentoring approach tailors the programme to your vision, accelerating you become either more investible or more able to grow organically.

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Accelerating high-potential, purpose-led founders using business as a force for good.

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20+ pre-seed sustainability-focused UK start-ups with demonstrable products.

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14 influential advisors from angel investing, entrepreneurial success and industry venture backgrounds.

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6-month structured programme of mentorship, panel sessions, virtual and in-person networking.

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An opportunity to pitch at the Funding Show for £50k investment from ASquared.

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Who is it for?

Impact-driven start-up founders.

Our accelerator is designed for pre-seed founders delivering positive impacts to people, nature and the planet. We are now accepting applications from start-ups who meet these criteria:

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Genuine positive impact goals, ideally aligned with the UN SDGs.

Highly Preferred

Eligible startups will meet these criteria:

  • UK-based pre-seed, open to SEIS/EIS
  • Two or more founders
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What's included?

Bespoke mentorship, personal support, discounted services and access to funding.

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Access to a community of visionary founders, plus personalised support from our passionate and experienced team.

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12x individual scheduled one-to-one mentoring sessions with a diverse team of experienced mentors.

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Access to a curated library of hand-picked startup growth resources, webinars and content.

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An amazing opportunity to secure an investment of £50k at the unique and highly-anticipated Funding Show.

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What's included?

The programme.

The six-month programme is designed to challenge and support sustainability focused entrepreneurs to build stronger more investable businesses for good.

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Our Mentors

Dave Allison

Dave Allison

VP Engineering, OVO

As a successful technology leader, Dave’s experience spans early start-ups to web-scale global e-commerce, hospitality and energy companies.

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Jonathan Richards

Jonathan Richards

Former CEO, Breathe

Jonathan is the former CEO of the people-first HR platform, Breathe, and is passionate about supporting purpose-driven entrepreneurs to succeed.

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Kristina Pereckaite

Kristina Pereckaite

Managing Director, South East Angels

Kristina’s expertise lies in raising startup capital and marketing. She founded leading angel group, South East Angels, which has invested over £1M into startups.

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Luba Reynolds

Luba Reynolds

MD, Sales Expand

Luba helped introduce WatsonAI-based medical devices to Europe and assisted in the expansion of an IoT platform through to acquisition by GE. Luba has mentored several Social Tech and AI startups, and helped develop a Government-backed accelerator programme.

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Mark Wilkes

Mark Wilkes

Founder, The Missing Piece Company

Mark loves mentoring startups, helping them develop culture, to grow and to scale. His experiences spans multi-national tech companies including Samsung, venture capital, health, IoT, brewery tech and third-party risk management.

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Mike Battersby

Mike Battersby

Principal, 3Y Strategies

Mike is an ex-banker and successful technologist with broad experience in AI-based digital ID, geospatial data analytics, carbon credits and renewable energy. He is a Surrey University start up mentor, and member of the S100 angel investor group.

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Neema Amin

Neema Amin

Co-Founder, VOE Speaker Agency

Neema is an accomplished mentor with 20+ years of experience across multiple industries and global brands with expertise in project and product management, strategy, and revenue growth.

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Phil Carr

Phil Carr

Chief Executive Officer, Upzelo

Phil is a serial entrepreneur with successes across the fitness (My PT Hub), hospitality and music industries. In his latest venture, Upzelo, Phil aims to help solve the B2B customer retention equation.

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Piero Grieco

Piero Grieco

Chief Financial Officer, Water-filled Glass Ltd

Having held senior roles at UBS for two decades Piero now supports start-ups as a part-time CFO, mentor and advisor.

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Robert Clare

Robert Clare

Founder, Innovation Capital

Robert is a growth and funding expert, with decades of experience working with fast growing businesses from start-up through to exit.

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Robin Bradley

Robin Bradley

CEO, bigspark

Robin is an AI and Emerging tech thought leader, who has a passion for helping educate and empower people and entities to use data for good. He is CEO of bigspark a leading Data and AI engineering consultancy.

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Tejas Vaid

Tejas Vaid

Investment Analyst, National Grid Partners

As a Corporate Venture Capital Analyst at National Grid Partners, Tejas spends his days scouting, evaluating, and mentoring early-stage founders. His expertise also includes investment and merchant banking,and start-up investing and fundraising.

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Ulyana Shtybel

Ulyana Shtybel

Co-Founder, CEO Quoroom

Ulayna is passionate about financial services innovation. She holds several board positions and was acknowledged in The Top Fifty Women in European Tech and The Women in FinTech Powerlist.

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Velissarios Lataris

Velissarios Lataris

Managing Director, Accenture

Velissarios is a senior leader with an extensive background in sales, customer experience, digital transformation, technology innovation and strategy development across the telecom sector.

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Jonathan Richards

Jonathan Richards

Former CEO

Dave Allison

Dave Allison

VP Engineering

Phill Carr

Phil Carr

Chief Executive Officer

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Managing Director

Ulyana Shtybel

Co-Founder, CEO

Neema Amin

VOE Speaker Agency

More mentors to be announced soon

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Appdate Medical

The Impact Accelerator has exceeded our expectations in every aspect. The effort that goes into locating speakers, providing advice, and furthering your business is phenomenal. We were partnered with an excellent mentor that aligned perfectly with our business and her advice has furthered our prospects in a way that would not have been achievable without the accelerator.
Alice Appleton & Jonathan Abeles,
Co-Founders, Appdate Medical
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La Latch Club

It has been an amazing opportunity to participate in the Impact Accelerator. The membership perks provide must-have support to help me develop my business. I am grateful to have been able to participate in the funding show, and to see and learn from the many wonderful start-up pitches. I am impressed with how smoothly the funding show went!
Amdalat, Founder, La Latch Club
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How to apply

Application process.

The process begins with a 30-minute discovery meeting where we can get to know each other. Following the meeting eligible startups will be invited to complete the application form.

Successful applicants will be invited to pay the membership fee and join the cohort.

Places are limited, so begin your application today.

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Get in touch with the team.

The Impact Accelerator is open for enquiries from purpose-driven startup founders, mentors, sponsors and media.

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