Start-ups aspiring to make a positive impact on people, planet or place, are offered the opportunity to join Allia’s next Serious Impact Accelerator in Cambridge.

Successful ventures will receive up to 3 months structured advice and support, to launch and develop their ventures. Businesses and entrepreneurs interested in taking part in this free programme are invited to apply online via the link on the right hand side.

Successful applicants will join a cohort of like-minded impact entrepreneurs to build, develop and consolidate their knowledge and skills, with expert help to launch new ideas and grow sustainable impact ventures.

As well as one-to-one support from Allia’s experienced business advisors, the Serious Impact Accelerator includes three 1-day ‘Pillar Sessions’, covering:

Sales & Marketing

  • Proposition, brand and positioning
  • Customer, Segments and trageting
  • Messaging, conversion and pitching


  • Structures, shareholdings, responsibitilies
  • Tax, legals, IP and registrations
  • Policies, staffing and systems


  • Business models, income and expenses
  • Financial planning and cash flow management
  • Funding options

In addition to these, there are tactical short courses to develop skills and knowledge, and regular 2-hour review sessions with the group.

Start-ups especially encouraged to apply are those working in fields including (but not limited to):

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

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.

The next Accelerator begins on 16 September and applications are open until 4 September.