Accelerate ME Cohort 7 - 2020/21 Writtern Application
Welcome to the Accelerate ME 2020-21 Programme application form.
Applications will be reviewed in September 2020, with the deadline being late November 2020.
Should you need some support from our team or Accelerate ME in general before then please reach out to us on social or directly to our director -
Good luck, we're looking forward to hearing about your amazing startups and ideas!
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What is your first name?
What is your last name?
What is your mobile number? (please include an apostrophe ['] & your country code i.e '+447960)
Which University did/ do you attend?
University of Manchester
Manchester Metropolitan University
University of Salford
University of Bolton
Royal Northern College of Music
Are you a ...
Recent Alumni (graduated in the past 2 years)
When is/was your graduation? Accelerate ME is designed to help students and recent alumni who have graduated in the past 2 years, if you have graduated more than 2 years ago please complete this application form and contact us via email so we can discuss how our programme might support in more detail.
What type of course do you study?
Biology, Medicine & Health
Business, Management & Law
Arts, Language & Culture
What is your degree type?
Where did you hear about Accelerate ME?
Manchester Entrepreneurs (Launch Event, Team Member)
Accelerate ME (Launch Event, General Event, Team Member)
Masood Enterprise Centre
What is your company's name? No worries if you don't have one yet! Just let us know what you would like us to refer to you as.
If you have a website or main social media please add the link here. (Optional)
What is your business idea? Describe your business idea. What is the product/service, what problem are you solving and how do you plan to make money? (Max. 200 words)
What stage is your business at and what are you going to do next? Is it still an idea? Do you have a first version of your product? And what are you going to work on between now and the start of the programme in February? (Max. 200 words)
Have you validated this business idea? How do you know that your product/service is something customers want/need? Have you talked to potential users/customers? Do you have any users, and if so are these users paying customers yet? (Max. 200 words)
Tell us more about you and your team. How many people are in the team (full name and LinkedIn if available)? Who are the people in your team? What are their roles in the startup? What are their backgrounds? And what do they bring to the company?(Max. 200 words)
Why do you want to be a part of the Accelerate ME Programme? What do you need help with? Where can we add the most value for you? What part of the programme are you most looking forward to and why?(Max. 200 words)
If there is anything else that you think we should know about you, your team or the business, please share it here. (Optional & Max. 200 words)
Keep the 1st Weekend December 2020 available?
I know it is a long time away! Should you be successful in all stages of the application process, you will be invited to attend our Bootcamp. This is a one day event held in Manchester and it is the final stage of the application process designed for Accelerate ME to get to know you, your team and startup better. If you are unavailable on this date, we will try to make alternative assessment arrangements.
Do you allow Accelerate ME to use your details to communicate with you in future for programme & community related matters?
That's everything for now!
Thank you for applying to Accelerate ME.
You will receive an email message from us in the coming days with further information. Please check your junk.
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