NatWest Entrepreneur Accelerator

Start, Scale and Succeed

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NatWest Entrepreneur Accelerator


Do you have a great idea for a business or  are you an early-stage entrepreneur based in the Liverpool region?

The NatWest Entrepreneur Accelerator gives businesses the power to start, scale and succeed via 12 hubs and other satellite locations across the UK. More than 5,000 have already passed through the fully-funded programmes and as of 2017 more than 80% were still trading.

Liverpool is to become the first satellite location to host a bespoke Pre-Accelerator programme. The Pre-Accelerator is aimed at early stage businesses and entrepreneurs looking to validate their businesses or grow a customer base. The NatWest Pre-Accelerator is being run with the support of the Liverpool City Region Local Enterprise Partnership.

The programme focuses on the key driver to success – the entrepreneur themselves – guidance, support and challenge are provided by the bank’s trained coaches at a kick off ‘Ignition’ event to be held at First Ark in Liverpool on Tuesday 20 November 2018. Entrepreneurs then follow a rigorous but informative eight-week online eLearning journey.

The Pre-Accelerator is fully funded by NatWest, and the bank takes no equity in any business, so free it’s free to any entrepreneur that wishes to apply and they don’t have to be NatWest customers.

It’s a fantastic opportunity for the would-be entrepreneurs and early-stage businesses of Liverpool and Merseyside.

What does Pre-Accelerator include?

Pre-Accelerator is an intensive, eight-week online learning programme for early stage businesses or start-ups looking to validate ideas or take their first steps to growth. It offers entrepreneurs:

This programme is fully-funded and places are available but we do expect a big take-up for this fantastic opportunity so apply now if you are interested.


Partner Organisations

Brought to you by Liverpool City Region Local Enterprise Partnership

Halton Chamber of Commerce & Enterprise