Ignite supports founders from idea stage through to raising a Series A, helping you refine your concept, get traction, and build a scalable business.
Throughout our programmes, we introduce you to experienced entrepreneurs who have been through the same journey as you, and who are willing to share their knowledge, network and experience to help you do more, faster.
Ignite portfolio companies have raised tens of millions in investment from top tier angels and VCs, including YCombinator, Underscore VC, Passion Capital, Balderton, Kindred, Episode 1 and many more. If you want to raise investment then our experience and network gives you an unfair advantage.
Designed for entrepreneurs with an idea or an initial prototype (ideally with an Ageing or Big Data focus; although we’ll consider applications from all technology-related startups), the pre-accelerator runs for 3 months in Newcastle upon Tyne.
All companies taking part in this programme must be based in the North East of England, or be willing to relocate there.
The accelerator is a 6 month remote programme for companies who already have an MVP, or those who already have customers and want to start scaling and potentially raise further investment.
Like the pre-accelerator, all companies taking part in this programme must be based in the North East of England, or be willing to relocate there.
The Propel pre-accelerator is for idea/prototype stage founders and teams based in Northern Ireland.
Over 6 months we’ll help you refine the idea, test your assumptions, get your first customers and figure out how to grow from there. Supporting 20 companies every year, this is a great programme to start your business.
The Ignite NI Accelerator is for companies that already have customers and now want to start scaling.
The programme also includes trips to London, San Francisco and New York to meet mentors, customers and investors.
The 3 months are based in Belfast, but applications are open to companies from around the world.