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Digital startup lab opens second programme for entrepreneurs

A new digital startup lab has announced that applications are now open for its second accelerator programme.

Activate Capital, which is based in London, is searching for budding entrepreneurs to participate in its programme, which will enable them to develop their business ideas.


Activate Capital’s accelerator programme will take place in Ealing in September. Startups will have the opportunity to pitch their ideas during the application process, and if successful, they will take part in the six-week programme, which is worth £30k, at Activate Capital’s lab.

The company will work with startups to help them perfect their pitches and develop their ideas into a “viable, investor-ready prospect.”

After the programme has ended, the best startups will have the chance to access £100k in seed investment

Activate Capital was founded in February 2016 and has already helped a number of startups to build up their businesses. Among the successful projects is Tomo, a mental health app that the company has helped to develop through its startup lab programme.


Discussing Activate Capital’s aims, co-founding partner Matt Mower said: “London is bursting at the seams with incubators, pre-accelerators and startup hubs where curation has become the primary offering for startups. Activate Capital, as a digital startup lab, aims to bring the focus back onto managed acceleration, empowering entrepreneurs and helping them develop their business idea, proposition and model.”

Paolo Valdemarin, Activate Capital’s co-founding partner, added that the company’s mission is to ensure that every one of its start-ups succeeds.

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