NatWest Entrepreneur Accelerator is open to all applications from idea-stage and pre-revenue entrepreneurs, who are in search of support in order to bring their business ideas to life, to join their Pre-Accelerator programme.

Pre-Accelerator is an exciting, fully-funded and intense eight-week digital learning course created specifically for early-stage businesses, designed to give them the power to start, scale and succeed. The programme provides entrepreneurs with invaluable digital skills and access to a huge network, supporting them to achieve their business aspirations, all in a highly productive environment.

As well as receiving action-focused online training via a dedicated online portal, entrepreneurs who sign up to the programme will have the opportunity to access the Accelerator’s Hub and network during a face to face introductory ‘Ignition’ event in the city on Monday 14th January, and at a final ‘Celebrate’ event at the end, where participants can swap experiences and develop their network.

This will be the third Pre-Accelerator programme to run in the Birmingham hub. Notably, in the last year alone, the scheme has supported over 100 idea-stage businesses within the city.

Anita Hill, founder of Comfyse.com and inventor of the Comfyse Cushy Cushion, says: “The NatWest Entrepreneur Pre-Accelerator was awesome for my business.  From pure start up, we’re now up and running with a fantastic product and have since been accepted to the full accelerator program to take the business to the next level.  The Pre-Accelerator programme is a must for all entrepreneurial Brummies!”

To find out more about the programme and how to submit an application, Birmingham based entrepreneurs are encouraged to visit www.business.natwest.com/business/services/accelerator.html, or contact the programme leaders at BirminghamAccelerator@natwest.com. Applications close on Friday 11th January.