Case study

SPF2020: London Metropolitan University - The Accelerator

25 Feb 2020

Since its inception in 2003, the Accelerator has helped thousands of tech startups and London Metropolitan University students and graduates. Startups are offered flexible and scalable office space, hot-desking, a startup community, a network of mentors, investors and experts in IT, patent law and PR.

Programmes include the annual Big Idea Challenge - a £30k enterprise competition for London Met students, graduates and staff, a London-wide competition for 20 colleges, and an international competition with the British Council across six different countries, Launchpad (12-week incubation programme), Quickstart (four start-up workshops), Startup Sprint (a 48hr weekend workshop), Hack for Good (starting a social enterprise), Fashion Founder (starting a fashion business), Foodie Founder (starting a food/drinks business), Christmas Market (pop-up public retail) and Learn to Code (learn website HTML and CSS), Creative Freelance Bootcamp (find customers and sell skills), and London Venture Crawl (explore entrepreneurship and visit London’s innovation hubs).