Birmingham Enterprise Community partners with the Department of International Trade to launch ‘Accelerate UK’

We are proud to announce that we have partnered with the UK Government’s Department of International Trade to launch ‘Accelerate UK’ which will look to support businesses from Argentina, Uruguay and Chile who are looking to internationalize their businesses by expanding to the UK. 

Scaling businesses from these countries are invited to take part in the programme which will see 10 selected businesses take part in a one day intensive workshop providing an introduction to the UK ecosystem and providing insight on successfully landing in the UK market. 

Additionally, 5 of these businesses will be invited to take part in a live showcase event where they will have the opportunity to pitch to UK-based investors. 

Businesses wishing to take part in this programme should apply for the opportunity here

“We are really excited about the launch of Accelerate UK, a joint initiative between the Department of International Trade (DIT) and Birmingham Enterprise Community (BEC). This is an opportunity for the most talented entrepreneurs in Southern Latin America to access a global Launchpad for their businesses to scale. Leveraging the best of both worlds, Accelerate UK brings exceptional and innovative startups from Latin America, and provides the tools to help them scale up in the UK, one of the most advanced and dynamic ecosystems in the planet.”

  • Carolina Fernandez, Investment Manager for Argentina and Uruguay, Department of International Trade

“Our intentions here at BEC is to find & support entrepreneurs with ambitions to grow global businesses and have impact on the world around us. Accelerate UK is a project that allows us to further this work in finding great entrepreneurial talent. We’ve worked with some innovative businesses from the Latin American region in the past so are excited to work with the businesses taking part in Accelerate UK”

  • Daniel Evans, Chief Executive at Birmingham Enterprise Community

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