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 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, or contact the programme leaders at Applications close on Friday 11th January.