Activate Capital

Activate Capital works with entrepreneurs with ground-breaking digital ideas and deep domain experience to collaborate with our experts on building and scaling their products and businesses to secure further investment and lasting success. Activate Capital has run its signature start-up studio programme since June 2016. The purpose of the programme is to help ambitious domain-experts, who may have little hands-on entrepreneurial or technology experience, to test their idea and raise seed investment. The programme is run over 6 weeks, and both the time and process is tailored for the needs of each company. The AC programme differs from the now widely-used accelerator model in three key respects: 1. It is run for a single company at a time, not a large cohort 2. Its mentors primarily comprise investors in the company, consequently deeply involved throughout, rather than ‘drop in's’ 3. It is focused on generating a testable value proposition to focus activities toward generating revenue, rather than a "demo day" All of us at Activate have long experience building start-ups. Domain experts can make good entrepreneurs but are not often born that way. The Activate Capital programme is designed to provide these entrepreneurs the tools and resources they need to succeed in developing their businesses.

Additional Information

Investor Type Incubators and Accelerators
Services Provided Business Advisors and Mentoring, Incubator / Accelerator, Media and Communications
Investment Stage Seed, Start-Up
Regions Covered National
Investment Range Less than £150k
Sectors Considered Consumer and e-commerce, Consumer Technology, Digital Media and Content
No. of opportunities selected each year 4-8
Company Initial Fee None
Company Success Fee None
Company Advisory Fee 5% of shareholding

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