Scale Up Accelerator

Delivered by Entrepreneurs' Forum

This programme, delivered by the Academy’s Enterprise Hub, will support promising leaders of high-growth tech and engineering SMEs which display excellence in engineering.

The Scale Up Accelerator is a new programme that builds on the previous SME Leaders programme, enhancing its content to support ambitious decision makers of UK scale ups.

Places on the programme are gained through a competitive application process with the best applicants awarded a place and membership of the Enterprise Hub.

What’s on offer?

A place on the programme means you will receive the following in support of the development of leadership skills through our Hub Membership:

  1. A grant of up to £10,000 to pay for leadership courses of your choice
  2. Expert business mentoring
  3. One-to-one personal development coaching
  4. Workshops, webinars roundtables, speaker events
  5. Access to the Taylor Centre, our co-working and meeting space in central London
  6. PR and IP support
  7. All travel and accommodation expenses covered


Applications are sought from decision-makers (both engineering and non-engineers) in engineering and technology SMEs with an ambitious vision to grow.

Your company must have cumulatively raised at least £1,000,000, through either equity investment (from inception), turnover in the last financial year (excluding grants and consultancy), or a combination of both.

Read the full eligibility criteria here.

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