Y Accelerator

Open across the Sheffield City Region, the Y Accelerator programme is an exciting opportunity for ambitious entrepreneurs. You can register your interest in future programmes now.

What is the Y Accelerator?

Y Accelerator is an amazing opportunity for teams or early stage businesses to benefit free of charge from three-months of intensive development support. The programme is built around modern business modelling techniques, with access to expert advice, mentors, specialist workshops, market research and tailored one-to-one support.

The programme concludes with an investor pitch event providing a unique opportunity to pitch your new business to a range of investors.

The current Y Accelerator programme is closed to applications but future programmes are expected to run with cohorts of ten teams or early stage businesses. Please register your interest for future programmes by completing the form below.

What should you expect?

The aim of the fast-paced 12 week programme is to validate concepts, build a strong customer proposition and financial model and learn how to effectively communicate the value in your business to customers and investors.

The programme is delivered through one-to-one and group sessions, which are tailored to meet the needs of every candidate. The Y Accelerator network of advisors, mentors and businesses is there to provide insight from a wide pool of expertise to help you navigate towards your goals.

You won’t write a tedious business plan. We assist you in consolidating thoughts, mapping out ideas and focusing on what’s important, helping you make informed decisions to push your business forward.

You’ll work towards developing a great sales and investment pitch to present at the concluding pitch event.

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Please register your interest in future Y Accelerator programmes by completing the form below.