ERDF Project Consultancy brief: Techstars Expert in residence

ERDF Project Consultancy brief:  Expert in residence



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 £9.5m of investment funding from business angels and early stage venture capitalist and thereby enable these SME’s to create a minimum 284 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 Techstars.


Techstars is the #1 startup accelerator in the world.  It is very selective.  Although thousands of companies apply each year, it only invests their money and time in about ten companies per program location.


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 Techstars is seeking a team of experts in residents (Hackstars) to work with and support the companies going through the Techstars Accelerator programme.


Techstars companies always need more technical skill to help them to develop their products during the programme. Hackstars are highly-skilled software developers and designers that would love to work with the companies and go through the Techstars program.  Plus, you get paid for the program and most Hackstars ultimately land a job or co-founder status with one of the startups. What a great way to hack into Techstars!


Do you meet this profile?

  • You’re a code-slinging mac-daddy superstar guru at PHP, Java, .NET, Python, Objective-C, Ruby, JQuery, or design/UI/UX.
  • You can design, cut and code efficiently and brilliantly
  • You want to have a Techstars experience so you can learn all about startups and funding from our mentors.
  • You want to work side-by-side with some of the most promising new founders and young companies.

Process and timescales

Candidates must respond to this consultancy brief by emailing Carly McNally ( 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.



This closing date for submitting 2nd October 2014


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