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DigitalCity Accelerator Programme

Are you looking to develop an innovative product or service?

The DigitalCity Accelerator Programme is designed for early-stage digital / tech companies in the Tees Valley that have been actively trading for up to 18 months and can demonstrate digital and entrepreneurial talent with the potential to contribute to the future economic growth of the region. If this sounds like you, then we would love to hear from you!

Applications are open for our next Accelerator Programme starting May 2020.

Successful applicants will receive access to a programme of workshops and bespoke mentoring support helping to take your business to the next level, along with a business development grant of up to £5,000. The Programme consists of seven weekly workshops which the businesses are expected to attend.

Application Deadline: Friday 24th April 2020 at 5pm

Interview Dates: Tuesday 5th and Thursday 7th May 2020

Programme Induction: Wednesday 20th May (delivered Wednesdays until 15th July)

Find out more about our previous Accelerator Programmes and case studies on businesses that we have supported since 2004 in the following leaflet > DIGITALCITY FELLOWSHIP LEAFLET

What does the programme entail?

Over a course of 10-weeks you’ll attend seven highly interactive weekly workshops full of thoroughly researched content delivered by digital industry experts. From leadership and building a team through to law / IP and raising finance – each week you’ll focus on a new topic and hear from different keynote guest speakers.

For an overview of the weekly workshops, please click here. 

Am I eligible?

We encourage all potential applicants to first refer to our Application Guidance and eligibility checklist which can be found here.

Apply Here

To apply, please download and complete the application form below.

*Download the Application Form here*

While the Programme runs three times a year, we are happy to receive applications at any time.

If you require further information, please contact Scott Watson – DigitalCity Cluster Innovation Manager at scott.watson@tees.ac.uk.