Win a place on our Silicon Valley

    Accelerate Programme

  • The Silicon Valley Accelerate Programme connects emerging technology leaders with the brightest innovators and founders in Silicon Valley


    Each year we offer one lucky startup the chance to win a place on our Accelerate Programme.

    If you think you have what it takes, apply below for your chance to pitch at the Startup Summit in front of our expert panel to win your place!







  • Competition Details


    Each year we accept six emerging technology entrepreneurs and put them through a five day leadership programme in Silicon Valley, where they are given unique access inside some of Silicon Valley's most innovative and successful businesses as well as insight from the leaders who are shaping and building multi-billion dollar technology companies.


    Apply now to pitch your business live at the Startup Summit and be in with a chance of winning a place in Silicon Valley!


    The deadline for application is 22nd September 2017


    Good luck!

    Heidi Roizen


    Partner, DFJ Ventures (Investors in: Telsa, Twitter and Skype)

    "The program allows for leading entrepreneurs to have direct contact with potential business development partners, investors, and venture capital firms in silicon valley - access that the individual entrepreneurs would find almost impossible to arrange on their own."

  • Companies Visited

  • Pete Higgins

    Founder & CEO, UWI Technology

    "I got so much out of it both personally and commercially... Every serious entrepreneur who wants to scale their business should go on this trip."

    Cristiana Camisotti Founder, Silicon Milkroundabout


    "This programme has changed people's lives this week - these entrepreneurs have made the most unbelievable connectio​ns."

    Cameron Graham

    Founder, Storii Care

    "If you are thinking of doing business or raising investment in California, this is THE programme to be on. You won't be disappointed. It resulted in me pitching to Sequoia, arguably the most successful VC in the world."

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