22.05.2017

Startups: Join the next Serious Impact Accelerator in Cambridge

The next Accelerator begins on 22 May and applications are open until 15 May.
Visit www.seriousimpact.co.uk/accelerate to apply.


Start-ups with ideas to make a positive impact on people, planet or place, are being offered the opportunity to join Allia’s next cohort for the Serious Impact Accelerator in Cambridge. Successful applicants will receive up to 10 weeks structured advice and support, to launch and develop their ventures. Businesses and entrepreneurs interested in taking part in this free programme are asked to apply online via www.seriousimpact.co.uk/accelerate

This sought after programme is free to successful applicants, who will join a cohort of like-minded impact entrepreneurs to build, develop and consolidate their knowledge and skills, with expert help to launch new ideas and grow sustainable impact ventures.
As well as one-to-one support from Allia’s experienced business advisors, the Serious Impact Accelerator programme includes three 1-day ‘Pillar Sessions’, covering sales and marketing, operations, and finance, in addition to tactical short courses to develop skills and knowledge, and regular 2-hour review sessions with the group.

Paul Hughes, Director of Enterprise Support at Allia, said, ‘Serious Impact has been developed to give Startups the best possible foundations upon which to build their ventures and, as a result, to maximise the positive impact they can make. We’re excited about the quality of ventures in and around Cambridge and can’t wait to start working with the next cohort.’
‘The programme has been very well thought out and fantastically implemented by talented and experienced staff. The Business Advisors are always prepared to go the extra distance to help my start up at this crucial stage.’ Commented Simon Robinson, a participant in the final stages of the Accelerator, as he plans to launch his venture, Vital Viewing.

Startups especially encouraged to apply are those working in fields including (but not limited to):
Cleantech, Energy & Environment
Food, Agriculture & Agritech
Smart Cities & IoT
Healthcare & Wellbeing
Ageing Population
Community & Social Inclusion
Education & EdTech
Accessibility

Spaces are open to individuals and teams who can show that their idea has the potential to make a positive impact on people, planet or place, and that they are ready and committed to making their business a success.
The next Accelerator begins on 22 May and applications are open until 15 May.
Visit www.seriousimpact.co.uk/accelerate to apply.
 
 
 
What is Serious Impact?
Serious Impact is a £1.7m five-channel programme of training and support aimed specifically at impact entrepreneurs and ventures within the Greater Cambridgeshire and Greater Peterborough LEP area. Impact entrepreneurs and ventures seek to achieve a double bottom line – a financial return and social/environmental impact – from their activities.    http://seriousimpact.co.uk/
@SeriousImpactUK
 
About Allia
Allia creates social impact through enterprise. It does this by providing access to finance, workspace and practical support to social and environmental businesses and charities, and by stimulating new ideas and collaborations among organisations that aim to address social challenges. www.allia.org.uk