Acceleration Bootcamp powered by InnoVitsLab


Start to build your hive

4 days in Manchester to accelerate your business

Deadline for applications: 23 October 2017


  • Tailored to meet internationalisation needs of Italian startups/scaleups looking for a beachhead in anglosaxon markets and preparared to set-up operations in the UK
  • Delivering content and connections
  • 4 days, Manchester, The Landing
  • Involvement of UK guest speakers and investors
  • Incentives for enterprises setting up office

Why Manchester?

  • Open and accessible ecosystem
  • Fast growing but less frenetic
  • Affordable cost of living and good quality of life
  • Interaction with research centers and universities


Content of the program

  Business opportunities

  How to operate in UK

  Recruitment and talent management

  Investment opportunities

  Business Environment

The location of the programme

The Landing, MediaCityUK

  • 50.000sq ft on 7 floors
  • Co-working, incubator, UX laboratory and FabLab
  • Approx 120 companies actively working with The Landing
  • Situated close to Manchester and well connected


 Our Partner


The Landing

Incubator, co-working and laboratories dedicated to technology businesses



Outcomes of the program

As a result, at the end of the week participants

  • Will have acquired know how to formally start a business in the UK
  • Will have shed the basis of their business network
  • Will have created first relationships which will enable the participants to grow in the UK market

Startup support

MIDAS (Manchester’s inward investment agency) is offering support to participants who decide to open offices in Manchester

  • Discounts for co-working spaces
  • Privileged access to legal and professional services
  • Discounts on memberships with associations
  • Discounts on public transport, bars and hotels

The Landing is offering a dedicated welcome package for businesses who decide to settle in @ The Landing

  • No further assessment
  • 50% discount on co-working spaces for the first six months


Clients be prepared for 1-to-1 meeting with potential investors

  • 1 page abstract to be sent upfront
  • Pitch in English required: 60 secs elevator pitch and 3mins presentation
  • Presentation and conversation skills in English required

Travel and accomodation to be organised and paid by client.

The program is designed for arrival on Monday, starting Tuesday 10am and ending on Friday 1pm, allowing for departure in the afternoon

Investment Requested

(-50% for PoliHub startups)

  • 1° company representative: 2.000€ + VAT (1.000€ + VAT for PoliHub startups)
  • Any further company representative: 1000 € + VAT per person (500€ +VAT for PoliHubbers)
  • Minimum 4 companies


Matthias Loehner – Chief Delivery Officer @ InnoVitsLab

Federica Biancon – Investor Relation Leader @ PoliHub


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