Ignite is Europe’s angel-led acceleration network investing in early-stage technology startups across the UK, supporting founders for the lifetime of their business. The Ignite programme currently operates in London and Manchester, with plans to expand in other cities across the UK. It is currently accepting applications for its September 2016 cohort.
25 Aug 2016
Each team gets
A £17,000 investment, invested by a network of active tech angels and VCs
A 12-14 week programme (length depends on city and time of year) in a central workspace with coaching, mentoring, workshops and introductions to the UK investment community
Subsidised founder trip to the US East Coast
Up to £100,000 worth of credits from AWS Activate or up to $20,000 worth of credits from Google Cloud Platform, as well as credits and support programmes from IBM, SendGrid, Autopilot and other partners
Ongoing post-programme support
In return for 8% of founder shares. If you already have funding and don’t need the additional investment, you can join the programme in return for a smaller equity stake.
The best teams will have access to follow-on seed funding to ensure they continue to grow and scale.
OTHER KEY DATES
The Ignite Accelerator
is taking place in London from September 26 - 16 December, 2016.
No application deadline was seen and so the deadline listed here is just an estimate.
Note that while some organisers may accept applications from all around the world, you may still be required to travel to the host country in order to take part in the later stages of a competition for instance, or you may be required to live there for a period of time to take part in a funded programme (e.g. scholarship, incubator, accelerator).
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