Accelerator Academy launches “pre and post acceleration” organisation for fast-growth tech start-ups

New parent company Accelerator Network aims to support 1,000 entrepreneurs each year with access to hackathons, training and resources

UK start-up accelerator The Accelerator Academy has launched a parent organisation targeted at supporting high-growth technology and digital businesses; The Accelerator Network.

Backed by investment from White Horse Capital and the EU’s European Regional Development Fund, the network will look to act as a “pre-acceleration” and “post acceleration” programme for budding tech start-ups offering members access to resources, bootcamps, hackathons, coaching, training and the opportunity to tap into potential clients and investment.

The programme will look to support 1,000 entrepreneurs each year and claims to have already signed up partners including the Startup Funding Club, Crowdcube, Dell, NatWest and Virgin.

The Accelerator Network chair, Ian Merricks, who is also managing partner of White Horse Capital, said of the news:  “The UK is now a fantastic place to start a business – from world-class accelerator programmes, through to incubation, and access to angel investment and venture capital.

“Our plan is to create the most efficient connections to capital and clients for high growth tech start-ups in the UK.”

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