An ambitious startup accelerator

supporting AI startups to scale

in Greater Manchester

Applications for the second cohort are

open NOW!

As part of Turing Innovation Catalyst Manchester, startup experts Capital Enterprise are launching a highly specialised accelerator programme for AI startups in the Greater Manchester area, supporting them to build sustainable businesses and smash their fundraising goals.

Our programme will select and accelerate 40 high potential startups over 2 cohorts in the Greater Manchester area, building AI solutions for climate, health and generative AI.

What is it?

Our AI Accelerator is a 6-month hybrid programme designed to provide exceptional AI startups with learning, mentoring, networking and investment opportunities. Our content will be delivered by world-class AI and startup experts.

Who are we looking for?

  • DeepTech AI products or services in Health, NetZero, and GenerativeAI

  • Businesses dedicated to job creation in Greater Manchester

  • Pre-seed, Seed or Series A stage startups poised for transformative growth

  • Tech for Good champions committed to making a positive impact on people and the planet

The Curriculum will include

Comprehensive Funding Readiness Training

  • Grant funding
  • Equity investment

Pitching to Investors

  • Storytelling for impact

  • Communicating complex tech to non-tech audiences

Standards and Ethics

  • Data standards

  • AI ethics for deeptech

Go-to-Market Strategy

  • Strategies for acquiring new customers

  • Defining how the product will be positioned in the market

Regulations

  • UK and EU GDPR

  • IP and patent law

Founder and Team Wellbeing

  • Wellbeing and mental health to avoid burnout

  • Recruiting and growing a team sustainably

Further Details

Application Process

Cohort 1

APPLICATIONS CLOSED

Cohort 2

Application Form Live NOW

Mid April: APPLICATION DEADLINE for Cohort II

May: Interviews with Applicants

End of May: Final selections and confirmations

Accelerator Timeline

Cohort 1

w/c 11 March 2024: Onboarding and Accelerator Launch

March 2024 – October 2024: Workshops, Events and specialised 1:1 support for Cohort I

October 2024: Demo Day for Cohort I

Cohort 2

w/c 3rd June 2024: Onboarding and Accelerator Launch

June 2024 – February 2025: Workshops, Events and specialised 1:1 support for Cohort II 

February 2025: Demo Day for Cohort II

In addition to the AI Accelerator, over the next two years, Turing Innovation Catalyst Manchester will also be delivering venture builders, skills programmes and a whole host of events and activities to drive the AI ecosystem in Greater Manchester forward.

AI is the world’s fastest-growing tech sector, with applications across countless industries. Its infinite possibilities are set to transform our collective future, but right now is the moment to write yours.

Any Questions?

Reach out to us:

Juhi Koré

Juhi Koré

AI Accelerator Manager

juhi@capitalenterprise.org

Jasmin Kailath

Jasmin Kailath

AI Community Manager

jasmin@capitalenterprise.org

Naomi Timperley

Naomi Timperley

Super Connector

naomi@capitalenterprise.org

ADDRESS

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London

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