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Want £60K worth of support to launch your own business? Apply for the King’s20 Accelerator programme


Applications are now open for Cohort VII 2022-23 of the King’s20 Accelerator, the Entrepreneurship Institute’s flagship programme. 

The cohort will run from Monday 26 September 2022 to Friday 8 September 2023.

What is the King’s20 Accelerator?

King’s20 Accelerator is a 12-month accelerator programme  supporting the 20 brightest and highest potential ventures from across King’s to take their ideas and ventures the next level.

The programme is designed for a range of ventures, from those who have soundly validated the need and/or demand for their product/service to ventures with an established user base and already making revenue.

If selected, you’ll get an estimated £60,000 worth of support. Find out more in the King’s20 Info Pack.

Since 2016, 120 ventures have been launched through the King’s20 Accelerator, with ventures raising over £39 million in investment, generating over £29 million in revenue, as well as employing over 400 people. 

Am I eligible to apply?

The programme is open to any current student, staff member or alumnus from King’s.

Applications are welcomed from ventures at various stages of development, from those who have conducted customer research and validated their idea, to those who have an established client base and are generating revenue. At a minimum, companies must have soundly validated the need and purpose for their product/services.

Find out everything you need to know about applying and eligibility on the apply to the King’s20 page.

Is there support available and how do I find out more?

There is lots of support available before you apply and during your application.

Firstly read the King’s20 Info Pack, Frequently Asked Questions and Tips for Your Application, and join an information session on Tuesday 26 April or Thursday 19 May to find out more.

Applicants are also welcome to book a 1:1 with the Entrepreneurship Institute to discuss their validation techniques and you can also speak to a member of the team at an Ideas Feedback Session.

Great! How do I apply?

Applications are open and will close at 23.59, Sunday 12 June 2022.

You can submit your application online and edit your application throughout the full window.

We wish you the best of luck with your application!