Your guide to European accelerator programmes

Accelerator programmes combine small amounts of investment with intensive mentoring and advice to help your business get the best possible start. Startup Factories is your guide to these programmes across the European Union with information about individual schemes, tips on how to apply and what to expect if you get accepted. Find out more...

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Programme Location Investment amount Length of programme Programme status Next application deadline Next programme
Barclays Accelerator London, United Kingdom £12,500 15 Weeks Currently running March 31st, 2014 June 2015
Bethnal Green Ventures London, United Kingdom £15,000 3 Months Open for applications May 5th, 2014 Winter 2014
Axel Springer Plug and Play Berlin, Germany €25,000 3 Months Open for applications May 18th, 2014 March 2015
Front Row I/O London, United Kingdom £15,000 6 Months Open for applications September 6th, 2014 26-09-2014
Eleven Sofia, Bulgaria €100,000 6 Months Open for applications October 1st, 2014 September 2014
Rockstart Accelerator (Smart Energy Program) Amsterdam, Netherlands €20,000 6 Months Open for applications October 7th, 2014 January 12th 2015
StartupYard , United States €10,000 3 Months Open for applications January 31st, 2015
Startup Reykjavik Reykjavik, Iceland €16,000 10 Weeks Round completed April 1st, 2015 June 2015
H-Camp (H-Farm Seed Ventures) Roncade, Italy €15,000 3 Months Round completed Spring 2015
Dotforge Accelerator Sheffield, United Kingdom £15,000 13 Weeks Currently running Spring 2015
Gamma Rebels Warsaw, Poland €12,000 3 Months Round completed
LAUNCHub Sofia, Bulgaria €30,000 6 Months Open for applications
NDRC LaunchPad Dublin, Ireland €20,000 12 Weeks Round completed Applications open 2010
Entrepreneur First London, United Kingdom £17,500 12 Months Open for applications
Searchcamp Middlesbrough, United Kingdom £15,000 12 Weeks Round completed
Ignite 100 Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom £15,000 14 Weeks Open for applications Autumn 2015
GameFounders Tallinn, Estonia €15,000 3 Months March 2015
Le Camping Paris Paris, France €4,500 4 Months Open for applications
Techstars London London, United Kingdom €15,000 3 Months Currently running
Startup Wise Guys Tallinn, Estonia €15,000 12 Weeks Currently running
Black Forest Accelerator Lahr, Germany €12,500 3 Months Open for applications May 2015
StartupHighway Vilnius, Lithuania €14,000 13 Weeks Currently running
Emerge Education London, United Kingdom £15,000 3 Months Currently running
The Bakery London, United Kingdom £5,000 8 Weeks Open for applications
ProSienbenSat.1Accelerator Munich, Germany €25,000 3 Months Currently running
Startupbootcamp Amsterdam Amsterdam, Netherlands €15,000 3 Months Currently running
Healthbox London, United Kingdom $50,000 16 Weeks Open for applications Winter 2015
Wayra UK London, United Kingdom €50,000 6 Months Currently running
Distill Ventures London, United Kingdom £150,000 6 Months Currently running 2015
Female Propeller for High Fliers Dublin, Ireland €2,500 13 Weeks Round completed
Startupbootcamp Mobility (Copenhagen) Copenhagen, Denmark €15,000 3 Months Round completed
The Public Service Launchpad London , United Kingdom £9,400 14 Weeks Currently running
Propeller Venture Accelerator Dublin, Ireland €30,000 5 Months Round completed
BBC Worldwide LABS London, United Kingdom 6 Months Currently running March 2015
Wayra UnLtd London, United Kingdom £40,000 8 Months Round completed
Openfund Athens, Greece €20,000 6 Months Open for applications
SeedRocket Barcelona, Spain €150,000 3 Months Currently running
Startupbootcamp Berlin Berlin, Germany €15,000 3 Months Round completed
Oxygen Accelerator Birmingham, United Kingdom €7,000 13 Weeks Currently running October 2014
EcoMachines Incubator London, United Kingdom £100,000 9 Months Open for applications
betaFACTORY Oslo, Norway €15,000 3 Months Round completed
Nextstars Paris, France €10,000 4 Months Open for applications
33entrepreneurs Bordeaux, France €15,000 3 Months Open for applications September 2014
StartupYard Prague, Czech Republic €10,000 3 Months Currently running
Yunus Social Business Albania Accelerator Tirana, Albania 4 Months Open for applications
Seedcamp London, United Kingdom €50,000 12 Months Currently running
Startupbootcamp HighTechXL (Eindhoven) Eindhoven, Netherlands €15,000 3 Months Currently running
Startupbootcamp NFC& Contactless Amsterdam, Netherlands €15,000 3 Months Round completed
Startupbootcamp Health (Dublin) Dublin, Ireland €15,000 3 Months Round completed
Yunus Social Business Albania Accelerator , 4 Months Open for applications
Idealabs Antwerp, Belgium €25,000 3 Months Currently running September 2014
Le Camping Toulouse Toulouse, France 6 Months Round completed
Startup Sauna Helsinki, Finland 5 Weeks Open for applications October 2014
Rockstart Accelerator (Web/Mobile Program) Amsterdam, Netherlands €15,000 12 Weeks Round completed Spring 2015
Public Service Launchpad London, United Kingdom £9,400 14 Weeks Round completed January 2015