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The RBS Entrepreneur Accelerator is now OPEN for applications!

  • Free Accelerator programmes
  • Offered by RBS Entrepreneur Accelerator
  • Pre-acceleration and Acceleration

Applications for the RBS Entrepreneur Accelerator are currently open. Find out more about applying and how to #PowerUP your business through the RBS Business website.

Available locations in Scotland include the Edinburgh and Glasgow Hubs.

See current entrepreneurs undertaking the programmes talking about the benefits received:

Sam's story

Lucinda's story

Rachel's story

There are two FREE programmes available designed to empower entrepreneurs of all stages to start, scale and succeed through their business.

The accelerator focuses on the entrepreneurs' mindset providing insight, support and challenge as well as networking opportunities and a great environment to excel in.

Below you can see more info about the two distinct programmes on offer:

- Pre-Acceleration
- Acceleration

Pre-Acceleration is an intensive, eight-week programme for early stage start-ups.

It offers entrepreneurs:

- An introductory 'Ignition' event
- An online learning portal
- Webinars and digital workshops
- A celebratory wrap-up event

This programme is also complemented by a variety of events based in the local hub, which are run by our Business Growth Enablers and other local partners.

Acceleration is a six-month programme for entrepreneurs with high growth businesses who are looking to scale up.

Entrepreneurs can progress through the six month programme up to a maximum of three times, making 18 months in total.

Designed to ensure that businesses get the best chance to succeed, entrepreneurs on the Acceleration programme get:

- Free office space in a state of the art environment
- Wi-Fi and printing
- 1:1 coaching
- Access to business mentors
- Access to legal and tech advice from our partners
- Access to our unrivalled networks and supply chains
- Bespoke events