Following the successful conclusion of the ERDF backed CASTS project in June 2019 which saw 957 jobs created, 796 SMEs supported and £143.7m of private investment raised, Capital Enterprise has been working to build and deliver programmes for startups outside of London. In December we were notified that our initial application for ERDF funding to deliver an ecosystem approach to acceleration in South Yorkshire was successful and we are now in the process of submitting a full application.


Titled “Tech Ecosystem Acceleration and Market-making” (TEAM) the activities will be centred around the delivery of pre-accelerator, accelerator and investment readiness activities in South Yorkshire. TEAM shares similarities with CASTS but with an improved intervention rate of 60% for business support providers.


For more information and to register your interest in delivering pre-accelerator, accelerator or investment readiness activities in the South Yorkshire region please do email