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NatWest Pre-Accelerator

The NatWest Pre-Accelerator is designed to give students the power to take their business idea to the next level of development. This is a fantastic opportunity for student entrepreneurs to explore the viability of their business idea, get a better understanding of your ideal customer's needs and how your idea can meet those needs.

*There are only 80 places available for University of Warwick students to join the NatWest Pre-Accelerator.

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Who is it for? 

The NatWest Entrepreneur Pre-Accelerator is for you if you are a University of Warwick student:

  • with a great business idea that you want to bring to life
  • and you have just started a business that needs validation. 

How much does it cost? 

Everything is fully funded for you. All we ask is that you commit to make the most of this opportunity to test the viability of your business idea.   

What is involved? 

We provide early-stage businesses with a digital learning and networking environment to test the viability of their business idea.


The NatWest Pre-Accelerator is eight weeks long. It starts with an exciting, immersive, “Ignition” event on the 23rd October 2019 and ends with “An evening with” event on the 20th November 2019 to celebrate and share experiences with other successful entrepreneurs. 

Digital Learning 

The digital content is designed to help early-stage student businesses develop and succeed as quickly as possible with action-focused and intensive online training on Customer Development and Viability for your business idea. 


We’ll help our Pre-Accelerator entrepreneurs connect with other entrepreneurs just like you and plug into the power of your local business ecosystem.

Key Dates 



9th September,2019 

Applications Open at 12:00 BST 

30th September, 2019 

NatWest Information & Taster Session

13th October, 2019 

Applications via Warwick Enterprise Close at 12:00 BST 

23rd October, 2019 

Event 1: Ignition (6pm - 9pm)

20th November, 2019 

Event 2: An evening with (6pm - 8pm)

23rd January, 2020 

Celebration Event

*LATE APPLICATIONS: The Warwick Enterprise Team is unable to accept late applications.


To find out more, about the Pre-Accelerator Programme, register to attend the NatWest Information and Taster Session on the 30th September 2019.

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