Start Up Accelerator

Serious Impact is issuing a ‘call for start-ups’ in Cambridge, to join their next free, 10 week Accelerator programme.

Successful applicants will receive structured support and training to launch their ventures.

Applications are open now, closing 15 May, with the programme starting on 22 May.

The Serious Impact  team is looking for start-ups with the potential to make a positive impact on people, planet or place. Especially encouraged to apply are those working in fields including (but not limited to):

  • Cleantech, Energy & Environment
  • Food, Agriculture & Agri-Tech
  • Smart Cities & IoT
  • Healthcare & Wellbeing
  • Ageing Population
  • Community & Social Inclusion
  • Education & EdTech
  • Accessibility

The Start Up  an intensive accelerator programme with training, workshops, mentoring and talks from people who have already been through the process?

Join a cohort of like-minded impact entrepreneurs to build, develop and consolidate your knowledge and skills, with expert help for great teams (or individuals) with new ideas, to launch and grow sustainable impact ventures.

The team will work with you in key areas of Sales and Marketing, Operations, and Finance, to develop and action the right plans to make your business grow.

How does it work?

  • Three 1-day pillar sessions: Sales and Marketing, Operations, and Finance
  • Tactical short courses to help you fill in any gaps
  • Regular 2-hour review sessions with the group
  • One-to-one support from an experienced business advisor

What does it cover?

Sales & Marketing

  • Proposition, brand and positioning
  • Customer segments and targetting
  • Messaging, conversion and pitching


  • Structure, shareholdings, responsibilities
  • Tax, legals, IP and registrations
  • Policies, staffing and systems
  • Finance
  • Business model, income and expenses
  • Cash flow management
  • Funding options and financial planning

Who is it for?

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.

Successful applicants must commit to attending all three Pillar Sessions and each Review Session as a condition of enrolment.

What will it cost?

This sought after programme is FREE to successful applicants.