FFWD Pre-Accelerator Programme

FastForward is a leading Pre-Accelerator programme from The Accelerator Network for tech founders looking for support to validate their minimum viable products.

We run the programme twice a year with a Spring and a Summer/ Autumn semester.

Spring 201: 16 February to 7 April, 2021 with Demo Day 28 April

Autumn 2021: dates to be confirmed


Eligibility Criteria

Who are we looking for?

We are looking for an entrepreneur with an existing business concept that intends to work full time on their startup within 3-6 months, who are preparing for the next stage of growth via an accelerator, initial seed funding or non-equity based finance.



What can you expect?

A six-week programme that helps you validate your MVP via practical assessments and weekly mentoring sessions with industry experts, investors and programme managers of the best accelerators in UK.


Startup Life Cycle Support

FFWD Pre-Accelerator is 1 of 3 programmes in the startup life cycle support for growth and investment readiness by The Accelerator Network for UK tech startup, from MVP stage (FFWD) to seed stage (Accelerator Academy) and Series A (The ScaleUp Accelerator). Clarelisa, Programme Operations Manager, shares a brief introduction to the 3 programmes. Alumni such as Cudoni and Webautomation have graduated from FFWD Pre-Accelerator and Accelerator Academy.


What are you waiting for? If you have a great idea, a team, and the passion to make your startup happen then we want to hear from you.

The FastForward programme has been designed for entrepreneurs building high growth potential tech startups, who are at the launch / pre-launch phase. We do not take equity in your fledgling business, and provide all of the support, workspace, coaching and industry introductions for the selected teams, on a small contribution basis (£595+vat per team).

We subsidise the delivery cost in order to help you begin to achieve the greatness you aspire too. However, competition for a place at FastForward UK is fierce, and we want to support the most ambitious entrepreneurs.