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AccelerateME Demo Day approaches

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As the culmination of their latest programme, AccelerateME will hold a Demo Day on the 6th of June 2018. We asked the AccelerateME team to share all the details...

is a pre-seed accelerator for students and graduates from University of Manchester. Participants go through an intensive 12-week programme during AccelerateMEwhich they are guided by mentors, receive office space and up to £1,500 equity-free funding. AccelerateME provides startups with equity-free funding, office space and professional insights necessary to develop and grow their businesses successfully. With sessions running on weekends and outside of working hours, the programme is ideal for students, as it fits around academic studies.

The accelerator is industry agnostic and one of the few non-tech accelerators in Manchester. It  has been running since 2015 and helped to get many successful startups off the ground, such as Percent, Hive Urban Farms and Shut-up and dance.

Demo Day

As the culmination of the programme, AccelerateME will hold a Demo Day on the 6th of June. The best of Manchester’s student and graduate startups will have just 5 minutes to pitch to investors, academics and the start-up community, in a rapid showcase of what they have achieved during the programme and where they are looking to go next.

AccelerateME 2018 cohort:

aiPatient - Scott Martin

aiPatient revolutionises medical education by utilising the cutting edge in artificial intelligence technologies. By enabling the next generation of doctors to practice effectively AccelerateME DEMO Dayand examine their progress, aiPatient believe they can improve patient care.

Rats to Riches - Eugene Lim

Rats to Riches is a finance strategy card game that aims to reinvent financial education. In the game, players are rats, competing against one another in a race to 100 coins. They do so by investing, acquiring assets, choosing career paths, or even stealing their way to victory.

In It Together - Jonah Ogbuneke, Jack Houghton and Lily Fothergill

In It Together is an experiential marketing agency which delivers social change by working with charities, social enterprises, NGOs & public bodies on cause marketing campaigns. Whether through reconnecting their volunteers with the organisation’s vision, engaging a new audience to begin volunteering, encouraging community participation in a social programme or creating an immersive & interactive fundraising event - we help social organisations maximise their potential impact.

Macawly - Michal Wisniewski

Macawly's vision is to help people find their calling at work by creating a culture fit between businesses and individuals during the recruitment process. Macawly helps businesses to build a passionate workforce composed of happy and committed employees who stay at their jobs for longer and perform better.

CADPAD - Mason Rowbottom

CADPAD is an innovative online freelancing platform that makes acquiring a 3d model for AR, VR, 3D printing and game design easy and accessible. Customers with design ideas are linked to 3D designers, so they can work and collaborate within the WorkSpace, which is tailored for 3D models. Customers can follow the design process without the need for additional software or visiting multiple websites to view or manufacture their designs in 3 steps:

1) Post Project

2) Accept Bid

 3) Download 3D model.


Bare Bones - Jacob Scott and Georgina Bullen

Bare Bones, aims to share the power of fermented food and drink by giving new life to ancient products known for their probiotic and nutrient-rich properties. They make no bones about their commitment to great taste and top health for people and our planet.

Hall Swap - Dewy Saxena

Hall Swap solves the problem of students being unsatisfied with their accomodation. It does that through a platform where students are matched based on their current accommodation and preferred accommodation. A match score and a compatibility score is then created for each room. Accommodation offices have their own account from which staff can manage review and confirm swaps all in one


Student Inspire Network

Student Inspire Network is a millennial platform that educates motives and inspires students to start thinking about and working towards careers. The team are bringing careers information to social media, on platforms millennials use every day. They are creating millennial focused content for the social consumer. 

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