A funded, 3 month pre-accelerator for idea-stage founders, or founders without an idea, looking to start working on their business full-time.
Applications for the next pre-accelerator cohort will open Spring 2019. The pre-accelerator is open to companies based, or willing to relocate to / with a material presence, in the North East (County Durham, Northumberland and Tyne and Wear).
Apply if: You have an idea and are thinking about how you’ll take it to the next level (or figure out if it’s really worth doing).Closed
Tapping into the North East’s world-class expertise in both data and ageing, we are especially keen to talk to founders looking to work on ageing-related or data-driven issues!Closed
Funding for the programme comes from the North East Innovation Fund supported by the European Regional Development Fund.
The pre-accelerator is a 3 month full-time programme that helps entrepreneurs to develop their business idea, launch an MVP, get their first customers and figure out what to do next. You can read more about the programme on the Ignite blog.
We are looking for entrepreneurs who want to solve (or already solving) real-world problems with innovative technology-led ideas. We’re especially interested in those working on ideas related to ageing, or big data, but will consider all tech startup related applications.
If you’ve not got an idea but you think entrepreneurship is for you, or you’ve got a skill set that could lend itself to working on building a new business (especially within data and or ageing), we’d love to hear from you.
We charge all teams a £5k programme fee, leaving £10k to spend on product, salaries etc.
we are here for you.
We are looking for entrepreneurs who want to solve (or already solving) real-world problems with innovative technology-led ideas. Tapping into the region’s world-class expertise in both data and ageing, we are especially keen to talk to founders looking to work on ageing-related or data-driven issues.
Some of the challenges we’re looking for pre-accelerator businesses to potentially tackle include:
To qualify for the pre-accelerator programme, each founder/ team must have a UK LTD company (with a UK business bank account) with less than 250 employees and balance sheet total <€43 million and/or turnover <€50 million. You must also be based/ have a material presence in the North East (County Durham, Northumberland and Tyne and Wear).
If you you haven’t registered a business, built a product or even founded a team, you can still contact us or apply and we’ll do our best to help.
Yes. You will be based in an office space in central Newcastle.
Teams accepted to work with Ignite are eligible for benefits from some fantastic companies, including Amazon Web Services, Google Cloud Platform, Digital Ocean, GitHub, SendGrid, Nexmo, Autopilot, Stripe and more. We aim to have representatives of all of our technology partners present to support you at some stage during your time with us.
Applications for the 2019 pre-accelerator will open in Spring 2019.
we are here for you.