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Entrepreneur Accelerator

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The NatWest Entrepreneur Accelerator gives businesses like yours the power to start, scale and succeed.

We provide start-ups and growing businesses with the best coaching, environments, networks and digital learning. Focusing on the key driver to success – the entrepreneur themselves – the right levels of insight, support and challenge are provided by our trained coaches to take any business much further, much faster.

There are two core programmes tailored to empower entrepreneurs at any stage of business creation or growth:

  • Accelerator
  • Pre-Accelerator

Both are fully-funded by the bank, no equity is taken from any business and applicants don’t even need to be NatWest customers.


Accelerator is a six-month programme based within our Newcastle hub and designed for entrepreneurs with growing businesses who are looking to scale up. Entrepreneurs and their teams can progress through the six month programme up to a maximum of three times, making 18 months in total.

Pre-Accelerator is an intensive, eight-week online learning programme for early stage businesses or start-ups looking to validate ideas. This is an accelerator. You’ll be challenged and encouraged by our super-powered accelerator staff, who have already supported thousands of entrepreneurs just like you. They’ll get you to think differently, push you out of your comfort zone and turn you into a true leader.

It’s not what you know, it’s who we know. OK, it’s a bit of both. We’ll get the right people behind you. They’ll give you access to a whole world of expertise, experience and connectivity. There is also an unrivalled partner and mentor network to deliver topical workshops, meet-ups and celebratory community nights, which will help take your business from good to great.


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