Deadline: June 2, 2019 00:00 (CEST)| Apply here
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Eligibility: The Fast Forward programme has been designed for entrepreneurs building high growth potential tech startups, who are at the launch / pre-launch phase
Dates: June 25 - September 12, 2019
Location: London, the United Kingdom
FastForward Spring 2019
FastForward, the UK’s Pre-Accelerator Programme is an initiative backed by The Accelerator Network and Capital Enterprise to prepare startup teams for first funding and successful application and entry to leading accelerators.
Delivered in one-day sprints, over a 6-week period, this interactive, hands-on programme is designed to cover key topics such as Tech, Marketing, Finance, and much more, using a blend of expert speakers and professional industry mentors.
The programme runs twice a year, with a spring and summer intake, participating teams will come together once a week for an action-packed day of learning and doing. Over the course of the programme, participating teams will complete weekly business sprint sessions to fast track their ideas into viable startup ventures.
Its approach comprises of an eclectic toolkit which combines the best aspects of Lean Startup, Design Thinking, “MBA” analysis, common sense and street smarts. Ultimately, investors prefer evidence to talk, our programme will help you to build your credibility as a team by making sure you can show investors as much as the opportunity as possible instead of merely telling them.
Who should participate?
As a part time programme, FastForward not restricted to entrepreneurs who are working full time on their startup but it is expected that they intend to within 3-6 months.
One of the outputs of Fast Forward UK is a possible place in one of the UK’ s leading accelerators. Almost all accelerators require co-founders. As such, teams of at least 2 applying are favoured.
The programme will deliver support around business planning, Minimum Viable Product, identifying first sales, and preparing for the next stage of growth support; whether via one of the Top 20 UK accelerators, initial seed funding or non-equity based finance (grants and loans).
FastForward does not take equity in your fledgling business, and provide all of the support, workspace, coaching and industry introductions for the selected teams, on a small contribution basis (£450+vat per team).
They subsidise the delivery cost in order to help you begin to achieve the greatness you aspire too. However, competition for a place at Fast Forward UK is fierce, and they want to support the most ambitious entrepreneurs.
Interested in applying for the FastForward Spring 2019? Register your participation by following the application link and taking the suggested steps.