Blue Lake Accelerator

Taking your startup to the next level

Beyond Ideas

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"Blue Lake provides a valuable opportunity for Ukraine’s most promising internationally-focused startups"

Important COVID-19 information. Blue Lake acceleration programme is currently on hold while we are assessing the situation.  Startups are welcomed to submit their applications these will be reviewed once we have figured out what comes next.


Meanwhile, we keep open the startups open office hours if interested book here.




We are the UK based Accelerator with a focus on Eastern Europe, Ukraine and Belarusian startups. We are a product and go-to-market focused on supporting early-stage startups with global ambitions. 

How does it work? We are combining the best bits of an early-stage VC fund and a startup accelerator to create our unique take on how to best support early-stage startups.

How to join

We consider startups from all segments as long as you can answer yes to all of the following questions.

  • Is your startup internationally oriented?

  • Is there an opportunity for explosive growth?

  • Do you have an MVP?

  • Are ready to fully commit? 

  • Can you move to London for the 12 weeks that the programme takes (don't worry we will help with logistics, visas etc)

If you can answer yes to all of these questions we would love to hear from you!

If you do not feel that you are quite ready for the acceleration just yet or have some specific issues that need to be addressed right now, check out the Blue Lake startup services section.


Blue Lake Accelerator will make individual investment proposals to the startups invited to join the programme.


Funds will be offered in tranches with mutually agreed milestones that will be set before the start.


Typical funds usage may include: R&D, Legal, Recruitment, Marketing, Sales and other activities that are directly related to the startup development.


Not included: Founders salaries, equipment (laptops, mobiles etc).


The funds can be used for living expenses during the acceleration period in London, conditions apply.


The exact details will be agreed on an individual basis to ensure the most efficient fund's usage.

Blue Lake Demo Day, December 2019

Blue Lake Accelerator's first demo day was special bringing together Blue Lake's own and guest startups, early-stage investors, corporates looking for the next big thing and high profile keynote speakers


“Great team with ambitious goals providing strong support to startups.” 

—  Alexandra Allison,

CEO at Always Friday


We are very grateful to all of the partners supporting the Blue Lake Accelerator.


"Opportunities don't happen. You create them."

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We are open to partnership opportunities. Please contact us for more information.

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