NatWest joins forces with Aberystwyth University to launch satellite accelerator programme

NatWest has joined forces with Aberystwyth University to launch a fully-funded satellite version of its Pre-Accelerator programme to help aspiring local entrepreneurs.

The programme, which is open to entrepreneurs with an early-stage idea or those that have just started their own business, aims to benefit both students and local businesses.

Part of NatWest’s successful Entrepreneur Accelerator programme, the Pre-Accelerator is a digital programme supported by face-to-face events. Fully funded by the bank, participants do not need to bank with NatWest to take part.

During the programme, which begins on December 4 with an Ignition launch event at the university, entrepreneurs will have access to 12 digital modules to help empower them with the skill sets they will need to develop their business proposition.

Last year more than 6,000 businesses throughout the UK took part in one of NatWest’s Entrepreneur Accelerator programmes, 47% of whom were women. In total these businesses have attracted more than £31m in investment and funding.

James Powell, NatWest Regional Entrepreneur Director, said:

We’re delighted to be working with Aberystwyth University to launch a satellite version of our hugely successful Pre-Accelerator Programme at the university. This is a fantastic opportunity for local entrepreneurs who have a great business idea that they want to bring to life or those that have just started a business.”