Learn how to launch an idea in 3 months
A 12-week part-time course to give you the knowledge, skills, confidence, and support you need to launch an idea the smart way.
Next intake: January – April 2020
Register your interest for the January 2020 cohort and we’ll be in touch to remind you when to apply.
Looking to start your own business?
Perhaps you’re currently working full-time, but know that you were born to be your own boss. Maybe you’ve got a burning idea that won’t go away, or an urge to build something, solve a problem, make a difference.
But where do you start? What about the risks? How do you get connections, money, support?
That’s where the Startup Accelerator comes in.
4th May – 24th July
Except: June 12th
12 Week Part-time Accelerator
- 4th & 5th May: Saturday & Sunday (Kickoff Weekend)
- 25th May: Saturday
- 8th June: Saturday
- 22nd June: Saturday
- 20th July: Saturday (Demo Day & Celebration)
25 Jan – 15 Apr
Except: 4 March
12 Week Part-time Accelerator
Every Wednesday evening from 6.30 – 9.30 pm for 12 weeks, as well as the following weekend days:
- 25th & 26th January: Saturday & Sunday (Kickoff Weekend)
- 15th February: Saturday
- 29th February: Saturday
- 21st March: Saturday
- 11th April: Saturday (Demo Day & Celebration)
£1950 – 2250 GBP
(Payable upfront or in instalments)
Early bird discounts available
And in exchange, your fee includes:
We’ve had over 860 people complete our Startup Programmes since we launched the Escape School in 2014. We have hundreds of alumni successfully running businesses on their own terms, across almost every industry from food, to fashion, to technology, to travel and many more. Here’s a few of the businesses we’ve helped launch since we started:
Pippa escaped production at The Science Museum to found Pip & Nut – naturally nutritious nut butters made from just roasted nuts and a sprinkling of sea salt.
Stocked in 2500+ UK stores with £3m annual revenue.
Charlie escaped recruitment to found Moju – a juice brand on a mission to inspire a new generation of healthier, happier people by making accessible, great-tasting juice in the healthiest way possible.
Stocked in Harrods, Waitrose and more.
Deepak escaped Investment Banking Consultancy to found Oddbox – London’s only Social Enterprise delivering wonky fruit & veg boxes to homes & offices, fighting food waste and helping local growers.
1,000 customers receiving weekly veg deliveries across London.
Adela escaped Management Consultancy to found Style Lyrical – A stylist service which takes the headache out of clothes shopping and deliver 3 beautiful handpicked outfits, to your door.
10 fashion label partners.
Paola founded Noi Club alongside her corporate marketing career – Noi Club is a community of female achievers who regularly meet to champion each other and move forward together.
21 female empowerment events held in London.
Sanne escaped banking and sales & marketing to Co-Found FRAEMd – an online platform where your taste is matched with affordable and original art.
Featured in Elle, Marie Claire, Bazaar, TNW.
Who is this for?
This is for you if you…
Click below to find all our Startup Accelerator frequently asked questions, including:
- What is the likely demographic?
- Do I need a startup idea?
- What if I can’t make all the dates?
- Is it just for corporate professionals?
- Is this all about building tech startups?
- How does the application process work?
- Can I apply with a friend or business partner?