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
Eleven Sofia, Bulgaria €50,000 6 Months Open for applications March 23rd, 2014
Startup Wise Guys Tallinn, Estonia €15,000 12 Weeks Open for applications March 30th, 2014
Startup Reykjavik Reykjavik, Iceland €16,000 10 Weeks Open for applications March 30th, 2014
Black Forest Accelerator Lahr, Germany €12,500 3 Months Open for applications March 31st, 2014
Barclays Accelerator London, United Kingdom £12,500 15 Weeks Open for applications March 31st, 2014
Startup Sauna Helsinki, Finland 5 Weeks Open for applications March 31st, 2014
Berlin Startup Academy Berlin, Germany 3 Months Open for applications April 5th, 2014
EcoMachines Incubator London, United Kingdom £100,000 9 Months Open for applications April 30th, 2014
Bethnal Green Ventures London, United Kingdom £15,000 3 Months Open for applications May 5th, 2014
Axel Springer Plug and Play Berlin, Germany €25,000 3 Months Open for applications May 18th, 2014
33entrepreneurs Bordeaux, France €15,000 3 Months Open for applications May 30th, 2014
LAUNCHub Sofia, Bulgaria €30,000 6 Months Currently running
Entrepreneur First London, United Kingdom £17,500 12 Months Open for applications
NDRC LaunchPad Dublin, Ireland €20,000 12 Weeks Round completed Summer 2014
Searchcamp Middlesbrough, United Kingdom £15,000 12 Weeks Round completed
Ignite 100 Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom £15,000 14 Weeks Round completed
GameFounders Tallinn, Estonia €15,000 3 Months Currently running
Techstars London London, United Kingdom €15,000 3 Months Currently running
Le Camping Paris Paris, France €4,500 4 Months Currently running
Front Row I/O London, United Kingdom 6 Months Currently running
Emerge Education London, United Kingdom £15,000 3 Months Currently running
StartupHighway Vilnius, Lithuania €14,000 13 Weeks Currently running
The Bakery London, United Kingdom £5,000 8 Weeks Open for applications
ProSienbenSat.1Accelerator Munich, Germany €25,000 3 Months Currently running
Rockstart Accelerator (Smart Energy Program) Amsterdam, Netherlands €20,000 6 Months Currently running
Startupbootcamp Amsterdam Amsterdam, Netherlands €15,000 3 Months Currently running
Healthbox London, United Kingdom $50,000 16 Weeks Open for applications Fall 2014
Wayra UK London, United Kingdom €50,000 6 Months Currently running
Distill Ventures London, United Kingdom €150,000 6 Months Currently running
Female Propeller for High Fliers Dublin, Ireland €2,500 13 Weeks Currently running
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 3 Months Round completed
BBC Worldwide LABS London, United Kingdom 6 Months Currently running
Wayra UnLtd London, United Kingdom £40,000 8 Months Round completed
Openfund Athens, Greece €20,000 6 Months Round completed
StarCube Brno, Czech Republic 3 Months Currently running
Startupbootcamp Berlin Berlin, Germany €15,000 3 Months Round completed
Oxygen Accelerator Birmingham, United Kingdom £20,000 13 Weeks Round completed May 2014 (Applications open)
SeedRocket Barcelona, Spain €150,000 3 Months Currently running
betaFACTORY Oslo, Norway €15,000 3 Months Round completed
Nextstars Paris, France €10,000 4 Months Open for applications
StartupYard Prague, Czech Republic €10,000 3 Months Currently running
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
Idealabs Antwerp, Belgium €15,000 3 Months Round completed
Le Camping Toulouse Toulouse, France 6 Months Round completed
Rockstart Accelerator (Web/Mobile Program) Amsterdam, Netherlands €15,000 12 Weeks Currently running
The Accelerator (The Young Foundation) London, United Kingdom 4 Months Round completed Autumn 2014
H-Camp (H-Farm Seed Ventures) Roncade, Italy €15,000 3 Months Open for applications
Dotforge Accelerator Sheffield, United Kingdom £15,000 13 Weeks Currently running
Gamma Rebels Warsaw, Poland €12,000 3 Months Round completed