Ignite is an angel investor backed accelerator programme, which invests in early-stage teams of passionate entrepreneurs.

Ignite is now in its 6th year, has delivered 10 accelerators in Newcastle, Manchester and London and invested in over 75 companies. In 2015 Ignite companies raised over £10m in investment!

We offer £17,000 (approx. €24,000) per team in return for 8% equity. The money that we invest comes from successful entrepreneurs who want to support the next generation of high growth businesses through investment, mentoring and access to their networks.

Our focus is on helping companies to refine their proposition, develop a sustainable growth strategy and raise the investment they need to grow their business. We do this by working with top-tier Angels and VCs like Passion Capital, EC1, Episode 1, Balderton and Frontline who have all invested in Ignite companies.

Services offered: Training in investment readiness for SME's, Access to investors/pitching events and direct investment in SME's.

Companies who would like to apply for the programme should visit www.ignite.io

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Website http://ignite.io/
Investor Type Incubators and Accelerators
Services Provided Incubator / Accelerator
Investment Stage Seed, Start-Up
Regions Covered All
Sectors Considered Aerospace and Defence, Clean Tech and Eco Innovation, Computing and Electronics, Consumer and e-commerce, Consumer Technology, Fin Tech, Med Tech and Digital Health, Internet of Things, Materials and Manufacturing, Mobile and Telecoms, Renewables and Energy
No. of opportunities selected each year 30
Company Success Fee 8% ordinary shares in exchange for £17,000 pre-seed investment

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