Y Accelerator

Open across the Sheffield City Region, the Y Accelerator programme is an exciting opportunity for ambitious entrepreneurs. Applications for the 2017 programme are now being welcomed.

What is the Y Accelerator?

The Y Accelerator helps ambitious entrepreneurs and businesses fast-track ideas and capitalise on opportunities. The Sheffield City Region Growth Hub and partners will be running a series of competitive eight to 12 week programmes until 2019, each taking ten candidates, teams or businesses through a process of intensive development, drawing on regional business and academic expertise. One business will be invited to take part in the 2017 Horasis China Meeting and have the opportunity to pitch to some of China’s wealthiest investors.

Based around modern business modelling techniques, programmes are tailored to individual needs and conclude with an investor pitch event providing exposure to investors and other unique opportunities.

For more details on the previous UK Steel Enterprise Y Accelerator programme click here

Application deadline: Friday 18 August 2017

Programme: 8 weeks, September to October

Use the form below to apply.

Horasis Chinese Investor Pitch

Horasis will convene the 2017 Horasis China Meeting on 5-6 November in Sheffield, co-hosted by the Sheffield City Region and the China Federation of Industrial Economics. Be one of only four businesses from the Sheffield City region to gain an unprecedented opportunity to take part in this amazing event and ultimately pitch your business to some of China’s wealthiest investors.

Horasis pitch: Sunday 5 – Monday 6 November 2017


Use the form below to apply for the Y Accelerator programme.

Deadline for applications: Friday 18 August 2017