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The Digital Dozen Accelerator

January 26, 2017

This funding opportunity is now closed.

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Applications have now closed for this years Digital Dozen.


So you're interested in applying for Wales' bespoke tech accelerator for start-ups and scale-ups?



Good decision!... but we would say that wouldn't we? Well, don't take our word for it, check out the list of benefits below:



  • Investment Readiness Training

  • Pitch Training

  • Securing and leveraging Intellectual Property 

  • Trade & Export Training

  • Expert mentors from across UK & beyond

  • Ongoing social events 

  • Curated Podcasts and Reading lists for founders

  • Funding Surgery

  • Legal basics training

  • Financial structuring basics training

  • Accountability and KPI setting & checks

  • 6 months TechUK membership

  • London Stock Exchange Demo & Pitch day

  • Start-up recruitment & retention training

  • Digital Festival Demo & Pitching 

  • Subsidised Trade Mission to The Web Summit

  • Weekly check-in opportunity with Accelerator Manager

  • Online platform discussions & info sharing

  • Investor introductions and support

  • Innovation Grant application support

  • The road to ‘listing’ training

  • Business Review Panel 

  • Making the most of R&D tax credits

  • UX/UI and client feedback loops


We've pulled together a great team of experts who have kindly offered their time to help us select the best companies from the applications, including:


  • Rehber Lookman, Investment Manager, Nauta Capital

  • Mike Jackson, Investor & Webstart Bristol

  • Irene Lopez de Vallejo, Director, Digital Catapult

  • David Murray-Hundley, Entrepreneur & Investor

  • Gary Partridge, CEO, Lexington Corporate Advisors

  • Anthony Rose, CEO, Seedlegals

  • David Warrender, CEO, Innovation Point (Panel Chair)



It's all about the Mentors!


We're adding new Mentors everyday and there will be a range of fixed and rolling mentors offered to those on the programme, providing a huge amount of experience in building and exiting successful tech startups, investments, and core skills all startups need from technical to marketing, and from founder sanity to sales. 



Mentors include...


  • Anthony Rose, CEO, Seedlegals

  • Jag Singh, Entrepreneur & Investor

  • Gavin Wiseman, Entrepreneur & Investor, Sweet Startup

  • Irene Lopez de Vallejo, Director, Digital Catapult

  • David Murray-Hundley, Entrepreneur & Investor

  • Karl Mayer-Rieckh, Chairman, Mercateo

  • Rahul Chakkara, Chief Digital Officer, Other Creative Ltd

  • David Pritchard, Investor

  • Iolo Jones, CEO, TV Everywhere

  • Paul Hide, Director, Tech UK

  • David Warrender, CEO, Innovation Point

  • Ian Wilson, Investor

  • Rehber Lookman, Investment Manager, Nauta Capital

  • Dai Evans, CTO, Sorensen Foundary

  • Simon Bichara, Investor & Advisor

  • Carl Griffiths, Tech Seed Fund Manager, Finance Wales

  • Mike Jackson, Investor & Webstart Bristol 

  • Damien Lane, Partner, Episode 1 Ventures


More mentors are being added every day..




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