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      Your success is our business.

       

      Don’t miss the opportunity to leverage Microsoft’s excellent routes to market, our cutting edge curriculum, fantastic mentors who provide 1:1 support, office space, and access to Microsoft’s customer and partner network. All that and more for zero equity. Yes – you heard that right – we don’t take any equity.

       

      Your success is our business. But don't take our word for it—check out this recent news from our cohorts: Caribu was mentioned in the recent Apple keynote, Dataloop raised £500k; Gateway landed an Xbox dashboard documentary about their new game; SAM Labs surpassed its Kickstarter target in less than 3 days. And that's just in the past few months...

       

      Ready to supercharge your startup?  The Microsoft Ventures Accelerator in London could be for you.

      Dec032014

      The Pitch

      Jan072015

      Applications close

      Mar092015

      Spring batch starts

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      After being on the Microsoft Ventures Accelerator Program for nearly six weeks now, I’ve realised that its name is a bit of an understatement - it should really be called something like ‘Rocket Ship Builders Yard’.

      Dan Hubert | CEO & Founder, AppyParking

      Supercharge your startup

       

      If your startup is breaking new ground, disrupting an industry or doing something surprising and new, particularly in the areas of Internet of Things, FinTech, Games, machine learning, cybersecurity, enterprise solutions or consumer apps, you should consider throwing your hat into the ring.

      Microsoft Ventures is a networking powerhouse. In our first week after having our business plan reviewed we got awesome, highly connected mentors with decades of industry experience between them.

      Yuka Kojima | CEO & Founder, FOVE

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      Andrew Shepperd

      Entrepreneurs Hub

      Gabbi Cahane

      Cahanne & Associates

      James Duckenfield

      Newfield IT

      Matt Kuppers

      startup manufactory

      Nick Magliocchetti

      Ventures in Motion

      Paul Halliwell

      Halliwell Associates

      Piers Mummery

      Brightmove Media

      Scott Dodson

      Bobberinteractive

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      Andy McCartney

      CEO in Residence

      Diane Perlman

      UK Startups Lead

      Wesley Knowles

      Operations Manager

      John Donnely

      CTO in Residence

      Lisa Crawford

      Marketing/Social Media Assistant

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      You have an idea so brilliant it burns. You can’t sleep. You can’t eat. You just have to make it happen – now.

       

      Welcome to the Microsoft Ventures Accelerator in London, a strategic partner for promising UK startups focused on business growth, customer development, industrial strength technology, and beautiful usable products. We’re especially keen to partner with proven young B2B, B2C, and gaming startups looking to leverage our global routes to market.

       

      Every startup is unique. We only want to take on disruptive, rock star companies with a dangerous amount of passion. Our goal is to take your startup to the next level through our fantastic, in-depth, 12-week long programme. If you’ve already raised seed funding or built something truly disruptive and are looking for more, the London Accelerator is where you need to be.

       

      The London Accelerator programme will give you access to the UK’s most awesome technical and business mentors, introductions to the industry you are busting to get in front of, and workshops that will arm you to take on any VC. After 12 weeks, you will be ready to take on the world with your brilliant startup.

       

      The Microsoft Ventures Accelerator in London is part of the global Microsoft Ventures effort to establish a worldwide accelerator footprint in order to support startups like you.

       

      So, if you live by this statement – ‘Never give up on something that you can't go a day without thinking about,’ then please apply for our programme.

      Andy McCartney | CEO in Residence