Accelerator Programme

Founder Institute is a pre-seed startup accelerator, with chapters in 180+ cities and a portfolio with $20B+ in value.

It all starts with our renowned ‘FI Core’ accelerator (, which pushes founders at the idea and pre-seed stages to reach the milestones needed for investment and sustained growth. Alumni of FI Core then get free access to our advanced ‘Founder Lab’ accelerators for years to come (, and can get matched with prospective investors in the FI Venture Network (, a collection of global funds actively investing in the earliest rounds of funding.

Join the Wise Guys SaaS – Africa acceleration program starting October 2022!

This program is mainly for English-speaking East and West African early-stage digital B2B SaaS startups with initial traction, a solid team, and a focus on one of these areas: Fintech, Edtech, AgiTech, CleanTech, HealthTech, RetailsTech.

STELLAR COMMUNITY FUND – Build, Engage, Launch, and Grow

The Stellar Community Fund is an open-application grant program that allows developers, startups, and full-fledged companies building on Stellar to receive support and funding based on input from the Stellar community.

Startup Bootcamp – A Global Family Of Industry-Focused Startup Accelerators

We run 20+ programs around the world: From FoodTech, Internet of Things, Fintech, Smart Cities to Smart Energy and more. Our tailored 3-month accelerator programs are designed to support ambitious early-stage companies grow in the most relevant industries.

Bethnal Green Ventures runs the Tech for Good Programme, which provides early-stage founders with investment, support and expertise to help them launch and grow a tech for good venture.

It supports teams with new ideas to help build solutions to social and environmental issues through an intensive programme of support, including:

  • A tailored three-month programme of workshops, talks and mentoring.
  • Life-long support and the opportunity for follow-on funding.
  • Peer-to-peer support.
  • Introductions and one-to-one meetings with investors and industry experts.
  • Up to £30,000 in cash for 7% equity in their venture.

Bethnal Green Ventures is based in Tower Hamlets. It is looking for scalable businesses that use technology in an innovative way to approach environmental and social problems. It supports ventures with the potential to have a direct impact on people and the planet, and that can reduce inequality.

To be eligible, applicants must be an early-stage business that has been trading for less than 24 months.

Y Combinator is accepting applications from startups for the Summer 2022 funding cycle. It will take place from June–August 2022.

Startup Grind is the world’s largest startup community designed to educate, inspire, and connect entrepreneurs.

The annual SG Women’s Summit in London is back on May 24th, 2022 at 6 PM BST at the IDEALondon in the heart of East London. We’ve lined up 2 hours of invaluable advice and lessons learned from top female VCs, founders, and educators as well as networking with fellow female founders from your community.

IBM Hyper Protect Accelerator

Every 39 seconds, a hacker attempts to steal personal information from people and businesses around the world. As financial and health services are increasingly offered online, it is more important than ever for businesses to keep their data secure, especially when they are collecting, storing, or transmitting personally identifiable information like medical and financial records. 


IBM, in partnership with Village Capital, is selecting its fifth cohort for its IBM Hyper Protect Accelerator Program, an investment-readiness program for startups that are leveraging highly sensitive data to improve access to digital, financial and healthcare services. The program is designed to build and scale the next generation of companies whose services ultimately improve access to financial and healthtech services around the world. 


45 selected companies will receive $120,000 in IBM cloud credits, 2 years of technical support from IBM, and investment readiness training through Village Capital’s accelerator model. 


If your startup is less than 5 years old, and your revenues are less than $1M, apply today!

Apply here

Six winning projects to receive prizes totaling 120,00 and access to the Santander X 100, the global community.

Banco Santander and Oxentia Foundation are launching the Santander X Global Challenge | Blockchain and Beyond to seek startups and scaleups with innovative and scalable solutions using blockchain technology. The aim of both institutions is supporting innovation to improve productivity and employment, as well as to solve problems relevant to society.

This new global challenge is aimed at startups and scaleups from 11 countries (Germany, Argentina, Brazil, Chile, the US, Spain, Mexico, Portugal, Poland, the UK and Uruguay), with an innovative and technology-based product. Applications can be submitted until 9 June.

Apply Now

Interseed Bootcamp: Re-shaping the healthcare industry through digital transformation & innovation

Who should apply?

We’re looking for promising entrepreneurs, innovators, start-ups or SMEs that

  • Are incorporated as a business in a Horizon Europe country
  • Are active in digital health
  • Are TRL 5+
  • Have a product or service that is at least minimum viable product (MVP)
  • Have a commercial relevance or alignment to the Life Sciences Industry

The cost of participating on the programme is of €450 per company.