Early-stage startup founders in Leicestershire are being invited to join an accelerator programme ran by Loughborough University.

20 places are available for LU Inc’s accelerator and includes a raft of free benefits to join, including free workspace and access to meeting rooms, mentoring and coaching sessions from expert advisers, and potential funding for follow-on workspace in the local area.

Incubator manager Pete Hitchings said:

“The Autumn intake will be our fourth accelerator programme and we are already seeing successes of those that have been through previously cohorts.

“Member businesses are gaining clients, building brands and winning investment – in one case £250,000 of private equity. LU inc. offered them a host of benefits and we are now keen to hear from the next round of local entrepreneurs.”

Cllr Jonathan Morgan, Leader of Charnwood Borough Council, said:

“The Council is committed to supporting the creation of new businesses and driving investment into the borough.

“It is great to see the accelerator programme is already having a positive impact.”

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