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Accelerate UK - Southern Cone

Win an opportunity to pitch your project to UK investors



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About the event

If you are a tech-based company from Argentina, Chile or Uruguay and are looking to expand and internationalize, Accelerate UK is for you! 

Selected companies will be able to access a specialized virtual workshop on how to enter the UK market and how to raise capital in the UK, among other essential tools for a successful landing in the UK.

The top five companies will have an opportunity to pitch their product or service to real UK investors in a live Pitch Day event. This is your chance to meet and be seen by relevant actors in the British ecosystem!

Programme Stages

1. Eligibility criteria
Startups and Scaleups based in Argentina, Chile or Uruguay that provide a tech-based solution for an international market and that is ready to internationalize to the UK.

2. Application
Fill in the application form with the information required by July 19th. Your application will be evaluated and if selected with you'll receive a confirmation email with further details. 

3. Top 10: Acceleration workshop 
The top 10 startups and scaleups will participate of a 1 day acceleration workshop geared towards providing the tools you need to enter the UK market. The workshop will be led by Birmingham Enterprise Community, a UK based accelerator with strong connections to the local ecosystem.

4.Top 5: Pitch Day 
The top 5 startups and scaleups will have the opportunity to pitch their solution to real UK investors on a live event.


Key dates

Applications close: July 19th
Confirmation to top 10 selected companies: August 2nd
Workshop: September 8th
Pitch Day: September 22nd


Please complete the online application form by July 19th. Please recheck the site regularly to view any updates.

Good Luck!


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Birmingham Enterprise Community (BEC) supports entrepreneurs, startups & scaleups across all business stages and sectors through a series of award winning programmes designed by entrepreneurs, for entrepreneurs. Whether helping a business to find investment or providing access to new markets, there are no limits as to what our entrepreneurs can achieve.
Learn more about BEC at https://www.birminghamenterprisecommunity.co.uk/



The Department of International Trade (DIT) is the British Ministry in charge of promoting UK and global prosperity by supporting international trade and investment, and championing free trade. DIT has a dedicated Foreign Direct Investment team with presence in Embassies across Latin America to provide free, confidential and professional assistance to companies wishing to set up their business in the UK. Three practical ways in which DIT’s Foreign Direct Investment team can help your business:
- Provide strategic market information to help you understand the UK market, build a business case/ opportunity and a successful entry strategy to the UK market
- Connect you to network of sector, industry and regional specialists as well as access to a wide range of events, missions, fairs and networking opportunities
- Facilitate your company setup in the UK by providing simple and accurate information, in addition to a network of specialists and service providers on company formation, visas, recruitment, and others.

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Do not miss the opportunity to pitch your project to UK investors!

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