ERDF Project Consultancy brief: Programme content designer and deliver

ERDF Project Consultancy brief:  Programme content designer and deliver 



Capital Accelerator Programme is a Mayor of London ERDF funded initiative led and managed by Capital Enterprise and UCL Advances that aims to provide additional new resources, expertise and know-how to both expand and enhance the provision of business support available in London to potential scalable and investable businesses in the Digital, Science and Technology sectors.


Starting in January 2014 and running until June 2015 this programme aims to help 626 London based SMEs with high growth potential to receive intensive advice and practical support that will enable at least 160 of them to raise collectively over £8m of investment funding from business angels and early stage venture capitalist and thereby enable these SME’s to create a minimum 234 new jobs in London.


To deliver a programme of interventions and activities the CAP has assembled a partnership comprising of the leading players in London that support early stage entrepreneurs in the Digital, Science and Technology sectors, this includes the Fast Forward London.


Fast Forward London is an initiative supported by the UK accelerator community.  It provides much needed support for carefully selected startups at the beginning of their entrepreneurial journey, culminating in support (and selection) from accelerators directly, and access to funding from equity providers (SEIS funds, Crowdfunding) and non equity finance (Startup Loan company, Technology Strategy Board).



Contract Information

This contract will be procured and managed by Capital Enterprise


Capital Enterprise is the membership body for deliverers of enterprise support services in London. It facilitates entrepreneurship via its 60+ (current) member organisations and through the development of new and innovative pan-London programmes.


Capital Enterprise on behalf of Fast Forward London is seeking an experienced accelerator programme manager to input into syllabus development, applicant marketing and selection, speaker / coach selection and briefing, and general support for the companies going through the Fast Forward London Accelerator programme.


From entrepreneurs, to investors, accelerators, incubators, your network should be readily available to make Fast Forward London a huge success in the London / UK startup ecosystem. You will have access to all elements of the programme development, and expect to hold the appropriate belnd of enthusiasm and gravitas to ensure Fast Forward London delivers success for the founders and accelerator community.

Tasks and responsibilities

Programme content design stage:

To design a curriculum for the programme including the preparation of a workbook for participants.

This will provide background information and tools for participants to complete each session’s sprint, including templates.

To liaise with speakers and sponsors to ensure 2-way consistency between workbook content, speakers’ presentations, and accelerators’ perspective.

To debrief programme and deliver revised workbook for future programmes.


Delivery stage:

To be lead presenter and core mentor for sessions 2, 4 and 6, as well as presentation workshop in September.

To brief sponsors on recommended content for sessions 3 & 5.

To support, as requested, the speaker selection and recruitment, programme logistics, and project management will be done by Accelerator Academy and City University.



Copyright for the workbook would remain with the provider.

However, a license would be granted to The Accelerator Academy and City University London for use in their internal programmes, provided authorship is duly attributed in materials distributed.



Process and timescales

Candidates must respond to this consultancy brief by emailing Carly Lloyd ( with a quote and a detailed response to demonstrate your skills and attributes required for this role as well as a copy of your CV.



The above is expected to be designed in June/July 2014 and delivered July to September 2014.


The closing date for submitting a quote is 4th June 2014

The contract will until 31st July 2015


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