Programme Details

Delivered online through a series of weekly online masterclasses, resource materials and office hours within a
one to one or group setting.
Idea Stage Entrepreneur(s)

This is programme is for individuals who have an idea but have not yet formed their startup.
Idea Stage Entrepreneur(s) will cover areas 1 & 2

Early Stage Startup(s)

This programme is for founders who have started but want to accelerate their progress towards further traction and funding.
Early Stage Startups will cover areas 2 & 3

  • 1

    Defining the problem and structure

    Defining Entrepreneurship
    Defining the problem
    Validating your idea
    Identify your target market
    Building a team
    Legals and company formation

  • 2

    Market testing and launching MVP

    Marketing
    Growth strategies
    Minimum Viable Product (MVP)
    Launch your beta product
    Analytics and data
    Product Market Fit

  • 3

    Financials, Pitching and Investing

    Financials and metrics
    Defining a compelling story
    Pitching
    Investors basics
    Funding options & Crowdfunding

Benefits in detail

Working with leading partners to help kickstart your startup

IBM Cloud Platform

Eligible startups can receive up to $120,000 in IBM Cloud credits to integrate your solutions with leading-edge technologies to deliver more innovation and value to your clients

Stripe

Eligible startups can receive Fee-free processing for up to £15,000 GBP (All), access to Stripe events, workshops and office hrs (UK startups only)

Amazon Activate AWS

Eligible startups can receive up to $3,000 in Amazon Web Services credits, Amazon Web Services provides startups with low cost, easy to use infrastructure needed to scale and grow any size business

Hubspot Software

Eligible startups can receive 90% off HubSpot Marketing and Sales Software

Google Cloud Platform

Eligible startups can receive up to $3,000 and up to $20,000 in Google Cloud Platform credits. The Google Cloud Startup Program is designed to help startups build and scale using Google Cloud

Website & Tools

Eligible startups can receive a free website, domain & thousands in savings on startup business tools

Programme requirements

We understand founders are busy, so we offer a simplified
2-3 hour weekly-commitment experience.
When you join Buildily, we ask you to:

Attend the weekly sessions and office hours
Submit a weekly update of progress
Be an active member of the community and help each other out

The Application Process

*The reason we ask for a brief video is to find out more about you, we don’t expect a full production and happy to receive a video which you’ve taken on your mobile phone, we just want it to express who you are as a person or team.

  • 1

    Application & Video Pitch*

    Founders will complete an online application and should prepare a brief video introduction pitch about themselves. The application and pitch will be reviewed.

  • 2

    Application received

    We review all applications received and will conduct a pre-screening initial review of your video pitch.

  • 3

    Evaluation

    A detailed evaluation will be conducted to assess your suitability for the programme

  • 4

    Selection

    After our evaluation, we will notify the founders if they have been selected to join the programme. Founders will be sent details of complete the registration process.

What does it cost?

We currently do not take equity in your startup. Subject to meeting the qualifying criteria, (there is an application fee of £25+VAT for successful applicants who are accepted into the programme) entry onto Buildily is currently on a non-fee basis, the aim of Buildily is to create a community of startups and startup founders helping other founders and startups.

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FAQ

1. How long is the accelerator programme?

The program lasts 4 weeks. After that time, portfolio startups can stay in contact with the community and benefit from introductions where applicable to investors or later stage accelerators.

2. How is the programme delivered?

The programme is delivered online and through weekly office and mentorship.

3. Is the programme open to international founders and startups ?

Yes, our programme is open to international founders and startups,  as our programme is delivered online we are able to open the programme to an international audience. To clairfy, all programme components are in English and working language in the accelerator is English as well.

4. What kind of founders/startups are you looking for?

All our founders/companies which are aiming to solve real-world problems using technology. We have a technology-agnostic focus. We want committed founders who are willing to listen to feedback and put in the work.

5. Do you take equity?, How much is the programme fee?

We do not currently take equity in your startup, and provide all of the support, coaching for the selected founders/startups, currently on a volunteer basis and are currently not charging a fee. There is an administration fee of £25

We subsidise the delivery cost in order to help you build something from nothing and make an impact.

6. What are the expectations in the accelerator’s programme?

Companies should be able to build the first version of their startup idea/Beta product during the 4  weeks program and ideally generate some initial real-world feedback/ traction. From our experience, the chances of producing a first version/beta MVP, being accepted into a further leading accelerator or raising initial funding are at their highest when the support that we provide, getting the startups ready, is combined with some initial real-world feedback/traction.

7. Do you guarantee any investment from investors or access to other leading accelerators upon admittance into the programme?

No. We do not commit or guarantee any investment from investors or access to other leading accelerators. Obviously, we can open doors to companies that belong to our programme and partners’ network, but founders need to be able to convince the relevant decision-makers themselves that you have what it takes.

8. Is the programme in London or remote?

The programme is remote and takes place online via video, you will require access to the internet and reliable bandwidth.

Questions?

Have any further questions? Or want to find out about something else? Contact us

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About Us

Buildily is a Business Accelerator Platform created to help Startups, Businesses and their Entrepreneurs to ‘Start, Build And Grow Easily’

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