We in Social Tech launched in October 2018, to help grow four cohorts of 20 women-led technology businesses with a social purpose over two-years. It is FREE to participate in, and, unlike many others will not take any equity in return.
The accelerator is delivered by Nwes, one of the largest not-for-private-profit enterprise agency in the UK, in collaboration with founding partner Deutsche Bank, through its social enterprise programme Made for Good.
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We in Social Tech support women-led technology businesses with a social purpose. Specifically, this accelerator aims to help you:
We accept applications at any stage of your business development and growth, including pre-starts.
The accelerator has been designed to address the specific challenges that hold female social tech founders back from achieving their ambitions, and help each business reach its full potential.
Over the course of two years, there will be four, six-month accelerator intakes, each with 20 participants per cohort.
Each successful applicant will get access to:
The We in Social Tech business growth programme
Organised workshops, talks, seminars, speakers, training and expert visits will take place online on a weekly basis, every Wednesday. We will also address specific topics of interest, as identified by participants.
The programme will include, but will not be limited to the following topics:
Business consultancy support
You will work with a dedicated business consultant, who will support you around your specific issues and challenges.
Growth mentoring by two mentors
Based on your challenges, we will match you with one mentor from the business, creative or tech industry, and another from Deutsche Bank.
Finance and investment readiness
We will help you get ready to raise the finance your business requires. This could be loan finance, angel/VC investment, social investment, crowdfunding or grants.
Peer learning groups
By joining the accelerator you will become part of a vibrant and supportive peer network, as well as dynamic peer-learning groups.
We will organise events and facilitate opportunities to help to grow your professional network.
Celebration and Demo Day
At the end of each six-month programme we will organise a celebration and demo day to showcase your business and product.
We in Social Tech is funded by Deutsche Bank, through its enterprise programme Made for Good, and therefore completely FREE to participate in. No equity, fees or IP will be taken.
We will announce four Open Calls for applications over two years.
Call 4 is now closed for applications.
Successful applicants will be notified by no later than 14 September 2020.
You will need to confirm your place by no later than 21 September 2020.
The accelerator starts on Wednesday 7 October 2020.
We invite founders who meet the following criteria to apply to the programme:
You, the founder(s):
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