The Startup Accelerator

The Startup Accelerator is a 12-week part-time course to give startups the knowledge, skills and confidence they need to launch an idea.

The accelerator is designed around three main components: 

  • The Lean Startup method to help build, test and refine a business idea.
  • The Escape Toolkit and Mindset to help develop the mindset needed to turn an idea into a business.
  • Accountability and community, with support and guidance from like-minded peers and mentors.

Through the course, participants can access:

  • One-to-one business advice.
  • Coworking space.
  • Peer-to-peer support.
  • Workshops.
  • Mentoring.
  • Online resource hub.
  • Support with idea generation and validation.

The support is designed to help participants:

  • Develop a minimum viable product.
  • Explore their business identity.
  • Secure their first sale.
  • Perfect their pitch.
  • Test their marketing plan and develop an online business identity.
  • Develop a roadmap for the future of the business.
  • Achieve personal growth, such as:
    • An entrepreneurial mindset.
    • Resilience and accountability.
    • Innovation and adaptability.
    • Creativity and problem solving.
    • Financial skills.

The Startup Accelerator is designed to fit around a full-time job.

Participants are required to pay an upfront fee to join the Startup Accelerator.

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