Accelerate is a 12-month programme for social entrepreneurs either running a social enterprise that supports young people or social entrepreneurs aged 18-30.
You will gain access to tailored workshops and webinars, personalised business coaching, and networking events with fellow Accelerate members, business experts and professionals from the wider EY network and beyond. The programme will provide support on topics such as strategy and planning, financial planning and legal support, enabling you to scale and grow your impact.
Accelerate is supported by volunteers from a range of teams across EY and external organisations across the UK. Participants will receive support from:
The Accelerate programme provides an opportunity for entrepreneurs who make a positive social or environmental impact to access business expertise.
On the Accelerate programme, you will:
Individuals who meet the below eligibility criteria can apply to the programme:
Plus, at least three of the following:
I can’t overstate how invaluable all your support has been….we will be in a much stronger position to achieve our ambition of 150 bed spaces that will really change the lives of some of the most vulnerable and marginalised people in our Leeds community.
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