MSDUK Accelerator | REGISTER YOUR INTEREST

Are you an ethnic minority business ‘Business 2 Business’ or ‘Business 2 Business 2 Consumer’ venture that could provide their products, services or solutions to a corporate? Apply Now.

Our 2nd Cohort is Finalised
Latest News
FINALISTS ANNOUNCED, MSDUK AWARDS 2021

Looking back to 2006, when MSDUK was formed, the progression over the last 15 years is humbling, says Mayank Shah, Founder & CEO, Minority Supplier Development UK (MSDUK).

Read More

LET’S TALK ABOUT SUPPLIER DIVERSITY

Inclusion Week 2021 takes place this week (27 Sept – 3 Oct). Inclusion Week is designed to celebrate everyday inclusion in all its forms. This is the 9th year Inclusive Employers has brought organisations together from across the globe to celebrate, share and inspire inclusion practices.

Read More

MSDUK LAUNCHES 1ST ACCELERATOR COHORT

Welcome aboard our FIRST EVER MSDUK Accelerator cohort! No-one ever said the journey of growing a business was easy, but our cohort will be in the best hands to develop their knowledge, and business network of lifelong support within the MSDUK Family.

Read More

MSDUK launches Supplier Diversity Project in Six European Countries

MSDUK launches Supplier Diversity project in six European countries. A pan-European supplier diversity project launch in Amsterdam demonstrates corporate commitment to drive economic inclusion of ethnic minority/immigrant entrepreneurs in corporate supply chains

Read More

Are you an ethnic minority business ‘Business 2 Business’ or ‘Business 2 Business 2 Consumer’ venture that could provide their products, services or solutions to a corporate? Apply to the MSDUK Accelerator, an equity free, 3- month acceleration programme to develop your business and pitch your solution to the MSDUK corporate network.

The programme will educate, motivate and challenge your business venture to develop and improve. We understand how challenging developing and scaling a business venture is and want to elevate ambitious ethnic minority entrepreneurs and create a community for them to support each other.

If you have a business venture with sustainable practices or impact, we encourage you to apply as our corporate sponsors Unilever, Dow, WPP and Google are keen to support your venture through the MSDUK Accelerator.

Our 2nd Cohort is Finalised
Programme Benefits
  • Connect you into a network of founder peers, experts, mentors and advisors. 
  • Develop your entrepreneurial leadership, resilience and execution abilities. 
  • Experiential learning programme to learn by doing. 
  • 4 core learning modules (Customer Discovery & Validation, Product MVP, Growth Marketing & Communication & Sales) and additional Guest workshops with experts. 
  • Opportunity to present a pilot project proposal directly to MSDUK corporate network. 
  • 1 year Associate MSDUK EMB Membership after completing the programme. 
Timeline

28 February 2022

Application Deadline

16 March 2022

Accelerator Cohort Announced

04 April 2022

Start of Accelerator

24 June 2022

End of Accelerator

Eligibility Criteria
  • All applicants should have at least one founder of an ethnic minority origin, with a majority (51% or more) stake and/or ownership within the business. This founder should be working full time in the business.

  • You must be a UK citizen or resident on Start-up visa

  • The competition is open to business ventures with the potential to scale and make an impact.

Participant Testimonials

"I really enjoyed the programme, the involvement of corporate sponsors such as WPP to deliver some of the sessions added a lot of value. I’ve been through a few Accelerators but this one stands out in its individualised support approach - it’s practical, useful, and relevant."

Drishdey Caullychurn, Founder & CEO, TEXpert AI MSDUK Accelerator Autumn ’21 Cohort

"Facilitators on the programme have been extremely supportive; they worked with me on a one-to-one basis to refine my customer validation strategy. As a result, I asked more relevant questions and felt more confident with the customer interviews which meant the company may pay for a pilot with us."

Pinky Ghadiali, Founder, Netwomen.co - MSDUK Accelerator Autumn ’21 Cohort