High Potential Startups is designed to increase the number of businesses turning over £1million by 2024.

Is it time your organisation invested in an employee-led startup?

Investing in staff spin-outs can help you find new solutions and market gaps, as well as pivot new ideas and adapt faster to market conditions.

If it’s bigger and better you’re after, supporting intrapreneurship within your business can drive growth and create investment opportunities. Crucially, it can also help you retain and motivate staff.

If one or more of your team members has got an idea that could benefit your business, we’ll help you test this with the target market, understand your customer base, fill skills and knowledge gaps, access finance and even find co-founders.

This is an exciting and unparalleled opportunity to innovate and create investment opportunities with a comprehensive and holistic package of support on hand.

You can find out more by taking a look at our FAQ’s and eligibility criteria – then if you think it’s for you – let us know, by completing the short form at the bottom of the page.

Places are limited, so don’t delay.

Applications are currently paused

High Potential Startups is an accelerator programme that will help you to bring your idea to life, bigger and better than you can alone. We’ll help you develop and test your idea, build a robust and resilient business model, understand customers, fill skills gaps and truly understand your business finance needs.

High Potential Startups in an intensive and immersive programme that, through instruction, facilitation and coaching, will help you build strong foundations for your business. Focusing on strategy, planning, customer acquisition and business processes, we will help you with your start-up. During the accelerator programme participants have the opportunity to apply for a small business start-up fund to help develop the business.

High Potential Startups has currently paused applications. We will continue accepting expressions of interest in September.