Balderton Accelerator Challenge

Shaping tech for good and social ventures.
One-Day Impact Clinic with Balderton Capital.


Who is the challenge for?

We are looking for ambitious preseed/seed stage UK tech for good startups that are actively championing one or more of Balderton’s Sustainable Future Goals (SFGs) through their business model, products and services.

Start-ups will have an MVP, should be able to demonstrate traction, and are now looking to develop the next stage of growth in their business.

We are committed to help build a more diverse European tech ecosystem and strongly encourage the underserved founder community to apply (BAME, Women, LGBTQ+, and others).

The Impact Clinic will be held in person at Balderton’s offices in King’s Cross on 3 July 2024.

What is our offer?

A one day in-person clinic, for tech for good early-stage starts-ups to get advice and actively problem solve with the Balderton team.

You will be able to spend time with Balderton investment and value creation teams to tackle your most pressing questions and learn about best practice on a wide range of topics including  investment readiness, monetisation, product-market fit, GTM strategy, team building, operations management, regulatory readiness and communications strategy.  

Allia will hold an orientation day to help you identify your specific areas of development and support to make the most of your time with the Balderton team

About Balderton

Balderton Capital is a multistage venture firm with more than two decades of experience supporting Europe’s best founders from Seed to IPO. We have both early and growth funds and invest across the technology sector, with a proven track record backing AI, fintech, B2B SaaS, digital health, mobility, gaming and marketplace companies.

Balderton portfolio companies include Revolut, Wagestream, Sylvera, and smol. 

At Balderton we believe the best way to change the world is to build a business and our Sustainable Future Goals articulate our vision for a better, more sustainable future. We’re delighted to be partnering with Allia to share our experience and expertise with founders committed to tackling some of the world’s most pressing challenges.

Elodie Broad, Impact & ESG at Balderton Capital

Important stuff


Once you have completed the application form and we have reviewed your business, we’ll invite shortlisted candidates to an interview. Shortly after your interview, we’ll let you know whether your application has been successful.

This programme is sponsored by Balderton – no equity fee or charges.

20 June: One session with Allia from 10:00 am to 4 pm for onboarding and orientation. This session will also help founders prepare for their challenge presentation/problem definition and pitch during the Impact Clinic with Balderton.

03 July: One full day with the Balderton team from 9.30 am to 4:30 with drinks afterwards. Founders will be asked to do a 5-min presentation and engage with the Balderton teams during the 1:1 impact clinic sessions throughout the day.

We ask the founders to be committed to the programme overall, be willing to share openly, learn and collaborate. To get the most out of this opportunity, we will support you in developing an understanding of the problem you are facing and then pull together a clear and concise problem statement to engage the Balderton suite of experience.

We are dedicated to supporting founders and business owners amplify their impact. It’s what we do. Whether it be a local social entrepreneur or the next tech for good solution. Every venture supported, goes towards our ambition to see impact as part and parcel of doing business. Our partners are keen to see you make a difference in the world and have dedicated their resources to building out the various Allia programmes that enable us to work with you and connect you to incredible talent.

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