Kickstart offers you the chance to go through the early milestones of building a company with the support of dedicated mentors, workshops and our committee. This year we’re opening up applications to all students, not just London-based so anyone can get involved!

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The Kickstart Accelerator programme gives student entrepreneurs a hands-on opportunity to build a company. From September to March, you will go through the key milestones of building an early stage start-up with industry professionals, mentors, and student founders.

The Kickstart Accelerator Journey:

  1. Team formation – Build a strong co-founding team
  2. Phase 1 Workshops – From problem to solution
  3. Phase 2 Workshops – Find your first customer
  4. Demo Day – Pitch to VC’s and investors


Kickstart Global Mentors

Supported by founders and mentors who are leaders in the entrepreneurship scene. Our partners come from Sequoia Capital, Bethnal Green Ventures, ATI Boeing Accelerator, Supreme Factory and are Award-Finalist Authors, Angel Investors, and Accelerator Directors.

We are looking for more female mentors:


Students from 30 different universities involved in the annual accelerator programme. 

A cross-campus community of student entrepreneurs

The next generation of founders are scattered across campus. It’s difficult to meet committed and ambitious students outside of your university. Kickstart is bringing together students across the UK to build strong co-founding teams. Their studies range from Aeronautical Engineering to Psychology to Molecular Biology. With such a diverse range of skills, experience, and interest, we’re sure you’ll find someone.

IdeaBuddyFinally, Supreme Factory brings another partner to the Kickstart community called IdeaBuddy to offer a structured support in the process of building early stage companies from scratch. IdeaBuddy is an innovative business planning and modeling software that helps aspiring entrepreneurs and companies to develop their ideas, design a business model, validate the business concept, and to make a beautiful business plan.