The BioCity Business Accelerator

Doors will open for those brave enough to knock

Starting up a new business is tough, we know, we’ve done it a few times ourselves. Revolutionizing industry, pioneering medical technology and transforming healthcare takes more than just a great idea and a can-do attitude.


The BioCity Business Accelerator Programme is like no other. We won’t ask you to pay for the programme, to give away shares in your business, give up equity or even a board seat. We just want to see you succeed and grow. That’s it.


Of course, there is something in it for us – as you scale up, take on more space and grow; we grow too. After having enjoyed and benefited from our business accelerator programme, we hope you’ll see, like others before you, that there is no better place for your business to grow. It’s ‘win win’.

Apply for your preferred location

The BioCity Business Accelerator offers £100k to accelerate your start-up:


  • £50k convertible loan
  • Direct route to raising investment
  • Coaching in the most innovative tools to help you grow
  • Connecting you to an extensive network
  • Up to £50k of support for 12 months
  • Virtual or Physical Tenancy

Places are limited…

The Business Accelerator Programme is continually oversubscribed therefore, applicants are invited to first join our Pre-Accelerator Workshop. Explore the commercial viability of your idea with the BioCity coaches, mentors and investment team. Applying the tools and techniques learnt during the 3 day workshop, you’ll then spend 4 weeks in customer discovery shaping your business model, before returning to pitch for one of the limited number of places on our programme.

What happens next…

The BioCity Business Accelerator Programme is free to attend and runs over 8 weeks.  Learn how to ‘Lean Start-up’, a set of highly effective tools and processes specifically tailored to the healthcare and life sciences industry. Learn how to identify gaps in your business, evaluate risks and create a business model that stands-up to the scrutiny of potential investors, partners and customers. Once a week you will be required to either meet with your dedicated coach, attend a lesson or complete an activity. We’ll introduce you to our network of key industry figures, senior executives, investors and entrepreneurial peers throughout the programme so you hit the ground running. Be assured, we will push you, we will ask a lot of you and it won’t be easy; but it will be worth it.

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Upcoming Programmes

january 2019

tue29jan(jan 29)9:00 amthu31(jan 31)5:00 pmBioCity Accelerator Programme - MediCity Nottingham9:00 am - 5:00 pm (31) MediCity Nottingham, D6 Building, Thane Road, Nottingham NG90 6BH Event Organized By: BioCity Group Event Type :BioCity Accelerator

tue29jan(jan 29)9:00 amthu31(jan 31)5:00 pmBioCity Accelerator Programme - MediCity Glasgow9:00 am - 5:00 pm (31) MediCity, Glasgow, Bo'Ness Rd Event Organized By: BioCity Group Event Type :BioCity Accelerator

Taster sessions…

The BioCity Business Accelerator Programme also offers free one to two day taster workshops, suitable for anyone wishing to learn the tools and techniques to explore their own life science start-up. The workshops are suited to those who have a spark of an idea they wish to evaluate, it is not essential to have a business plan to participate.

november 2018

tue13nov(nov 13)9:00 amwed14(nov 14)5:00 pmNELSA: Accelerator Programme at Alderley Park9:00 am - 5:00 pm (14) BioHub, Alderley Park, Alderley Edge, SK10 4TG Event Organized By: BioHub Event Type :Accelerator Taster,Workshop