Startdom Accelerator is organising a weekend event for startups in Leicester from Friday 19th at 18:00 until Sunday 21st September at 18:00. The weekend is part of our long term strategic plan to help high-flying startups in the Midlands. We have a combined experience of half a century in entrepreneurship and setting up new businesses, while we are investing heavily in new and exciting ventures. We provide the teaching (and the tools) to drive your idea forward and conquer your intended market.

We accept applications from startups who are interested in e-commerce and e-services. We decided to focus on this sector, because it seems to have massive growth and promises great profits to entrepreneurs.

The weekend will take place at Incubate, 119 Granby Street, Leicester LE16FD. This is a privately funded incubator for startups, which aims at spreading prosperity through entrepreneurship in the region. Incubate is situated in the centre of the city, amidst restaurants, cafes, pubs, theatre and everything else you may need during the weekend.

During the event, you will meet mentors who will support you in your future ventures, you will find potential partners for your startup, and we help you get funding for your idea. The mentors have international experience in setting up startups and will provide insights to your idea as well as its execution. They will also assess the results of your efforts at the end of the weekend. In addition, we will teach you how to identify your customers, build a Minimum Viable Product and sell it. By the end of the weekend we would expect you to find at least one customer.

You will be provided with a Certificate of Participation, so that you  include it in your CV in the future. That is, in case you chose not to continue with the entrepreneurship route. When you are looking for work, employers value highly participation in weekend events for startups, since they enhance your leadership and entrepreneurial skills.

Because we would like to achieve optimal results, we will accept only 20 startups during this weekend. The startups will be accepted on a first come, first served basis. We will then contact you to arrange for the details and provide the material you will need.

The event is FREE to Leicester City residents, thanks to Leicester for Business and Musoft. Participants from other regions are requested to pay 40 pounds for the entire weekend. If you are not certain you are eligible for free participation, please, contact us.

The best startup group will be pre-approved for the 6-month Startdom Acceleration program. You will also have the opportunity to apply for a 10.000 pounds grant. The winner will be announced after the pitching session in front of the investors.

For more information on the Master Acceleration Program, visit our website here

You can find more information on the Startdom Weekend Program here

To book a place, contact Dr. Constantina Katsari-Muston at [email protected]