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The Startup Accelerator is dead, long live Accelerator the 2nd!

by: Startacus Admin ~ 16th May 2017
Bold vision often results in big change. Step forward UK accelerator Ignite who last week announced major changes to their startup accelerator programme and overall model of working. We fast-forwarded over the major details… Ignite announced on Friday that they were tearing up the accelerator programme rule book to launch Ignite 2.0. With a new model, Ignite are aiming to work with ...
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Sector Specific London Startup Accelerator Programmes

by: Startacus Admin ~ 10th December 2016
London is home to a vast array of accelerator programmes, from the wide open to the sector-specific. Here we have 12 programmes tailored to various specific startup sectors. This is not a definitive list and we are aiming to add to it - so please email us over at if you want to be considered. TrueStart Sector: Retail and consumer Key features: Investment opportunities...
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Things to Consider Before Applying for an Accelerator

by: Startacus Admin ~ 23rd May 2016
Are you thinking of applying to a Startup accelerator? It is not a decision to be taken lightly- indeed there are many questions which you will need to answer before actually putting pen to paper- or fingers to keys, as is more likely.Diane Roberts, founder and managing partner of Xcell Partners, who also plays a key role in the delivery of the global accelerator for tech Startups StartPlanetNI, s...
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Expert Insights From Accelerator Programme Manager Wayne Murphy

by: Startacus Admin ~ 12th May 2016
A global Startup accelerator in Belfast is helping to grow the city’s reputation as an ideal place for ambitious startups from across the UK and beyond to start reaching their true potential. After a very successful first cohort Northern Ireland’s international tech accelerator StartPlanetNI is once again open for applications. But why should a Startup consider taking part in an acce...
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Startup Event London - Expert insights into Accelerator Programmes

by: Startacus Admin ~ 12th April 2016
Expert insights into Accelerator Programmes Startups! On Monday 25th April come and join us for an informal meetup and social event at Club Workspace Clerkenwell!  Click here to book your free ticket!  Once again we will be taking over the Club Workspace basement to host an evening where all manner of tech & digital startups can learn, share, connect, and enjoy the craic! During t...
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Northern Ireland based Accelerator Start Planet NI aims to build global appeal

by: Startacus Admin ~ 1st June 2015
A brand new accelerator programme aiming to put Northern Ireland on the map as a global go-to place for high potential startups has been launched. Here’s all the details on how you can apply…  Aiming to place Northern Ireland as a great location for high potential startups is StartPlanetNI - an accelerator programme based in Belfast. Uniquely it is setting out to bring together ...
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What is a Business Accelerator?

by: Startacus Admin ~ 23rd May 2015
A little while ago, we discussed what exactly a business incubator was and the benefits it offered. In a similar vein, we're now turning our attention to business accelerators. At this point, you may be thinking “What’s the difference - aren't they the same?” and whilst there are certainly similarities, they're both quite unique in their own way. If you're curious to find out a ...
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Accelerator Academy - The Chosen Ten

by: Startacus Admin ~ 15th October 2013
It’s no secret that here at Startacus we are a bit (ok, a lot) obsessed with innovative tech startups and the amazing new products and services they painstakingly mastermind for our enjoyment. A few weeks ago we featured Accelerator Academy as it made a final drive for startups to apply to its intensive programme aimed at digital entrepreneurs. We’ve waited patiently ever since fo...
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Accelerator programmes - the basic information that you need

by: Startacus Admin ~ 19th December 2012
Are you considering taking part in an accelerator programme?  We take a look at some of the basic information that you need. Accelerator Programmes may have been responsible for some of the companies we know and love today - Dropbox and Reddit to name but two - but does that mean they would work for you and your startup? Well...quite possibly. The key thing is to do a little research on the p...
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