Careers and Enterprise

QAccelerator

 

When you’re running a business, time is money and few business owners can afford to stand still. If you run a business which is moderately successful, you will be seeking to scale and build out an effective post-revenue growth strategy. 

QAccelerator is a new two-week programme designed to support growing businesses in scaling their ventures. The intensive summer school combines business training, expert support and coaching to help you accelerate your venture's success. The 2019 programme took place from 15th - 26th July 2019. 

About the programme

Over the last five years, QEnterprise has supported over 2,000 students and graduates in starting, growing and scaling new ventures. We have designed this growth programme based on insights gained from delivery of QIncubator - our 8-week programme designed to support early stage ventures. 120 founders have graduated from QIncubator since 2018. 

QAccelerator is sponsored by Santander Universities. The Santander Universities Division continues to support and manage Santander's commitment to higher education. This is a long-term, strategic alliance with universities that benefits students and university staff in the communities where Santander is present.

What the programme includes

  • 10 professional full-day business sessions (including Investment Readiness, Marketing, Sales and Leadership)

  • 1-2-1 Business Expert sessions

  • 1-2-1 Financial Coaching

  • Access to networks & community of ambitious founders

  • Ongoing support & guidance

  • Referrals to industry/sector experts

  • Opportunity to be featured through QMUL and partner communication channels

Eligibility

QMUL is open to you if:

  • You are a current QMUL student, alumni (<10 years) or business based in East London
  • You already have a few customers and you’re ready to get more
  • You are full-time, or almost full-time on your business
  • You have been running your business for less than 2 years
  • You want to connect with other ambitious entrepreneurs

How to apply

The value of the programme is over £3,000 and we are pleased to be able to offer places free of charge to QMUL students, alumni and East London residents. 

To apply for a place on QAccelerator, please complete the online application form using the link below.

Applications for this round are now closed.

Support is available if you want advice or feedback on your application. Simply email enterprise@qmul.ac.uk with any questions or concerns.