Propel

Propel Pre-Accelerator is delivered by IGNITE, a UK-based start-up support and investment network. The programme offers you workshops, tutorials, networking opportunities, mentoring, financial support and access to investment.

ACCELERATORS

Focus areas

Who should apply?

Propel want to hear from entrepreneurs with a passion to succeed on an international stage, and developing innovative new technology, or building their business using existing technology to disrupt traditional industries.

Investing in

  • Idea
  • Product or prototype
  • Go to market
  • Growth and expansion

Focus areas

The investor is focussed on the following areas

Consumer services & devices
Consumer services & devices
Financial
Financial
Energy & Greentech
Energy & Greentech
Hardware
Hardware
Healthcare
Healthcare
Marketplace & eCommerce
Marketplace & eCommerce
Media
Media
Mobile
Mobile
Other
Other
Retail
Retail
Software
Software

How much do they invest?

Support will include:

  • 6 month programme beginning in January 2018.
  • £15,000 if you are selected onto the programme.
  • Up to 12 months free co-working space at Ormeau Baths, Belfast’s newest start-up hub.
  • Help with refining business ideas and identifying growth opportunities.
  • Individual mentoring support from experienced international mentors.
  • Introduction and help with pitching to potential investors.
  • Workshops, tutorials and networking opportunities.

How do they work?

Online application form

Phone interview 

Final interview day 

Startups they funded

Propel can support up to 20 entrepreneurs to build a business that can scale faster than most, reach significant export growth and secure external investment.

How to approach them

If you are an ambitious entrepreneur, our Propel Pre-Accelerator programme can help you turn your business idea into a world class company.

Submit application