Educating Emerging Entrepreneurs
White Horse Capital & Consultancy has developed and funded the launch of the Accelerator Academy and is leading the Accelerator Fund initiative.
White Horse Capital works with high growth Technology, Media/ Marketing, & Telecoms (TMT) businesses to build revenues, profitability, equity value and shareholder returns.
City Hall and the office of the Mayor of London have been supportive of the Accelerator Academy since its inception.
Mayor of London Boris Johnson said:
“The Accelerator Academy represents exactly the type of investment in London’s future businesses that will secure our position as Europe’s digital capital. Using the nous of seasoned entrepreneurs to mentor those in the very early stages, alongside much needed access to investment, the Academy will give entrepreneurs a real leg up in a tough economic climate, helping to create London’s future jobs.”
Innovation Warehouse (IW) was formed by a group of seasoned entrepreneurs, in alignment with City of London Corporation and IWGROW. This collaboration spearheaded the development of an active startup Community and runway that helps high-tech and high-impact startup businesses achieve sustainable growth. IW provides startups with incubation workspace, hot desks, meeting/event rooms, and access to financing, professional business advice and guidance.
NatWest is a Corporate Sponsor of The Accelerator Academy. NatWest provides a wide range of products and services to personal, business and large corporate and institutional customers. They have teams of locally-based Relationship Managers who provide day to day banking support to small and medium sized businesses. They also benefit from a broad range of specialist teams including Media and Technology, Professionals and Healthcare.
Helping businesses achieve their ambitions is at the very heart of their business proposition and they are committed to providing added value that will benefit all business sizes.
haysmacintyre is an award winning, top 20 London firm of Chartered Accountants and tax advisers. They have an excellent reputation for advising entrepreneurs and their businesses from start-up through to exit. Meet their Team or call them today on 020 7969 5669 with your query or to request an initial exploratory meeting with one of their advisers.
An early supporter of the Accelerator Academy, Nabarro LLP is an energetic and ambitious law firm with over 550 lawyers delivering advice across the full range of commercial legal disciplines. Their clients range from individual entrepreneurs launching their first venture to FTSE 100 companies.
Their Entrepreneurs and SMEs practice is well-established. They have been closely involved with investors and start-up businesses for many years and understand the needs of the entrepreneur community, so no matter how complex the situation, they offer plain, unequivocal advice, not pages of jargon.
Rackspace was started 14 years ago by three college kids looking to build a company that many could rely on. A couple iterations later and Rackspace has grown into an international, publicly traded company powering more than 200,000 customers worldwide. Rackspace provides its renowned Fanatical Support® across a portfolio of products including Public and Private Cloud, Dedicated Hosting and Hybrid. Rackspace ‘Open Cloud’ is built on the open-source OpenStack framework, founded by Rackspace and NASA in 2010, and today including over 800 organizations and 6,000 developers around the world. Rackspace haven’t forgotten their roots and remain committed to helping entrepreneurs drive the next generation of businesses.
Rackspace are a top tier sponsor of the Accelerator Academy, directly supporting high growth UK tech startups.
FieldHouse is a PR agency with a business edge. It’s our philosophy that by working with elemental partners in the tech and startup ecosystem, that all of our clients can benefit from FieldHouse’s connections. Not just connections with key media and analysts, that’s a given for any PR agency, but with wider contacts that can make a big impact on business objectives like investors, event organisers, accelerator programmes, entrepreneurs, corporate teams, start-ups.
We take media relations, copy writing, speaking opportunities and the rest of public relations for granted. We focus on what’s seriously going to hit the bottom line. That’s what’s interesting, that’s what will make an impact, that’s what we do. We work with VCs, such as MMC Ventures, startups, such as EVRYTHNG and Paddle, fast growth companies, such as Somo, and we also support many events like Heroes of Mobile Fringe, Structure Europe, Silicon Valley comes to the UK, Global Corporate Venture Symposium and Startup Britain.
We are delighted to have been approached to work with The Accelerator Academy to manage its on-going PR campaign. The goals of The Academy fit precisely with what we are doing here at FieldHouse Associates – working with the best entrepreneurs to help them build their high-growth businesses to the next stage.
UCL (University College London) is London’s leading multidisciplinary university, with 8000 staff and 22000 students. The Accelerator Academy is working with the Faculty of Engineering Sciences & Enterprise and the Management Science & Innovation Department. UCL are working with the Accelerator Academy to support Entrepreneur Attraction.
BCS, The Chartered Institute for IT champions the global IT profession and the interests of individuals engaged in that profession for the benefit of all. They have partnered with the Accelerator Academy to support Entrepreneur Attraction.
eTeamTool was developed by Manchester Business School to create a better understanding of how to form and develop a successful high growth startup team. It is used as the Applicant Assessment process for the Accelerator Academy.
Xcite Digital Design Build and Market websites for fast growing businesses trying to keep hold of their brand and maintain the relationship with their customers. They have produced the Accelerator website.
They have consistently achieved high growth and now produce digital campaigns to a wide range of FTSE 100 clients
“What we do well for any client is deliver their brand consistently to their customer base and we help clients engage with their customers more effectively.” Robert Walker – Managing Director
Enterprise Nation is focussed on helping people start a business and grow a successful venture. Through their website and books, events and fund, they help individuals start and grow businesses. They have been supportive of the Accelerator Academy since its inception.
Communication Partners UK is a marketing communications agency created by an experienced team focussed on delivering profit improvement for their clients.
CPUK is coordinating the marketing and advertising activity for the Accelerator Academy.
StartUp Britain is a campaign by entrepreneurs for entrepreneurs, launched in 2011. Designed to celebrate, inspire and accelerate enterprise in the UK, it has the full backing of the Prime Minister, the Chancellor and HM Government.
This is a response from the private sector to the Government’s call for an ‘enterprise-led’ recovery.
It’s hard to keep up with the proliferation of new technology
TMT Connect helps businesses discover the technical breakthroughs that will keep them ahead of the competition.
By understanding our clients objectives and how they tick, we work closely with our global partners to find and select exciting new technology that will add value. Helping our clients to innovate quickly, efficiently and successfully.
It doesn’t stop there, for the new technology providers we protect their interests and work closely with both parties to ensure lasting and valuable relationships are formed.
Fresh Business Thinking LIVE! is the annual event for entrepreneurs and decision makers looking to grow and improve their businesses. It brings together more than 40 expert speakers, 2,000 business decision makers and over 60 exhibitors in one place on one day – a great day for learning, networking and reaching new customers. Attendance is free for Accelerator Academy participants.
Capital Enterprise is the membership organisation for providers of business advice, training and resources to new entrepreneurs and small businesses in London. The Accelerator Academy is part of Capital Enterprise’s London Accelerator Programmme.
London Business Angels (LBA) is one of Europe’s leading Angel Investment Networks. LBA connect innovating fast growth technology companies to equity finance through their membership of experienced angel investors. LBA are participating in the Accelerator Academy’s investor presentations.
The official promotional agency for London attracting and delivering value to businesses, students and visitors.
Angel Capital Group creates high value businesses by identifying the right opportunities and combining these with knowledge, capital and expertise. ACG are participating in the Accelerator Academy’s investor presentations.
AngelNews is the leading European news service for the investment market, especially for business angels, investors and the companies they back. They report on over 1,800 fast growing businesses, and every day break exciting news about the great companies of tomorrow. Angel News are participating in the Accelerator Academy’s investor presentations.
The Sandpit is an entrepreneurial organisation dedicated to finding, developing and launching the best technologies within the sales and marketing arena.
As an innovation and investment business, we’re constantly on the look-out for new and exciting products to take to market. We currently offer two cutting-edge technologies – one designed to generate a return on social media, and the other to simply and effectively improve your website’s performance on search engine results pages.
The Nurture Network is the UK’s first on-demand marketing department for start-ups and entrepreneurial businesses – bringing great marketing people into the team, just when they are needed – be it one day a week, or just two days a month.
Their team of highly-trained marketing people run dynamic one day workshops to define and create an effective marketing strategy – ideal for business plans and investment pitches. Then they work side-by-side with entrepreneurs and business owners to make those plans happen – calling in creative specialists from their network as and when they are needed.