How does it work?
Joining the Blue Lake Accelerator program as a startup, you are becoming a part of a very special community and gain support to help you move from early-stage startup to a young, viable company. During the three months program, you will learn, grow, gain contacts, approach international clients and find investment opportunities.
One of the most important aspects of Blue Lake accelerator is the educational opportunities that are offered to the participants. Bringing together world-class mentors, entrepreneurs participants of the Blue Lake accelerator will be jointly participating in an intense education program. This is compulsory and will take place on a weekly basis as a two-hour evening class.
Dedicated partner support
Each of the startups gets assigned a dedicated Blue Lake Partner. The Partner will be working closely with the startup throughout the entire class period providing individual hands-on support and guidance.
Blue Lake Accelerator is very lucky to benefit from an outstanding pool of mentorship talent who make their experiences, insight and market contacts available to the startups. Every startup will have the opportunity to request a 1-2-1 meeting with any of the mentors. For the latest list of Blue Lake Accelerator's mentors see here.
London Roadshow/Demo Day
London 'Tech City' is the leading European startup ecosystem. Combining world-class startups, investors and corporates looking for the next big thing it is an amazing place to pitch your startup. For the past five years, VimesVC has been organising Ukrainian startup roadshows and this experience is now fully realised in the Blue Lake Accelerator.
Graduation of the Blue Lake class will take place at a dedicated Roadshow where startups will have the opportunity to present to the early-stage investors. Check out photos from our last London demo day here.
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.