Working on a solution focused on helping those with neurodiversity? Allia can help to accelerate your business growth!
It’s estimated that up to 15% of the UK’s population are neurodiverse1. Yet across society, many systems including education, employment, health and social services are built around everyone being neurotypical. The good news is that more businesses and start-ups are working on inspirational products and services that want to change this balance, creating a more accessible and fair society for all. And we want to help them grow and succeed.
Allia’s next Impact Accelerator is designed for impact start-ups that are creating solutions around neurodiversity and physical disability. These could be tech solutions or social innovations that address challenges experienced by people living with disabilities (such as software/hardware assistive technologies for neurodiverse conditions or mobility impairment, sensory impaired disorder, chronic pain, etc).
What is Allia’s Accelerator?
If you think your start-up or charity would benefit from intensive support for 5 months, with business experts advising and coaching every step of the way – then read on! Allia’s Accelerator offers award-winning business support for late pre-seed or seed start-ups with 1-1 coaching and mentoring tailored to your venture’s needs, and introductions to appropriate investors – with expert-led workshops, including business modelling, marketing, fundraising and pitching.
The programme culminates in a Demo Day which is specifically curated for impact driven funds & investors. The successful ventures, after a series of pitch practices through the programme, will pitch to an audience of impact investors (angels, VCs, family offices), advisors, start-up founders and stakeholders in the impact space.
Who is eligible for this support?
Start-ups will have an MVP (minimum viable product), should be able to demonstrate traction with their product and business, and be ready to develop the next stage of growth in their business.
Ideally, founders will be able to travel to London occasionally to benefit from in-person interactions – however, we recognise that not all participants may be able to travel, and if this is the case, please share details in the application form.
We understand that in person interactions may not be ideal for everyone so please understand that we will aim to be flexible for all taking part. Above all, we prioritise genuine and authentic engagement in the programme and with our team, and want to welcome everyone who thinks they will benefit from participation in the programme.
Applications close on 6 February – and the programme will launch 28 February. Please get in touch with any questions and if you need any advice related to your application, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or read more about the programme and apply at https://futurebusinesscentre.co.uk/programmes/allia-impact-accelerator-diversity-and-disability-inclusion/