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Accelerator Programme

Are you a Tees Valley tech start-up?

The DigitalCity Accelerator programme has been designed to accelerate the growth of early-stage tech companies in the Tees Valley who are in the process of launching or planning to launch new to market products and services.

The Accelerator Programme has been developed by leading industry experts using best in class methods and approaches that guarantee to provide the right support at the right time for each business to start, survive and thrive.

We aim to help teach 4 learning outcomes, all designed to support the learner to be able to:

  • Understand the principles of Design Thinking and how to apply these to your start-up

  • Understand how to develop a desirable, feasible and viable business model

  • Test and validate the business model

  • Present a pitch for the business model

The mentoring activities fully complement the overall workshop programme allowing participants to deep dive into the areas critical to the needs of their individual business growth and as identified by the concepts, thoughts, and issues developed within the workshops delivered. An agreed approach and mentoring plan are developed in collaboration with each participant.

Each SME will be assessed against existing successful company comparators and a personalised growth plan developed based on the strengths and weaknesses of the individual leading the organisation. Any other gaps and opportunities identified will be clearly recorded and addressed through the mentoring activities.

The mentors that have been chosen to support the programme are from a wide variety of backgrounds and bring a wealth of industry experience and networks with a focus on the three biggest enablers on business growth – innovation, internationalisation/new markets, and digital transformation.

The next DigitalCity Accelerator Programme commences on 18th May.

If you’re the founder of an early-stage Tees Valley-based digital/tech company and want to take your business to the next level, we’d love to hear from you!


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