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An intensive 1-2 week sprint to accelerate pre-seed startups to secure their first funding round. Led by a team of experienced entrepreneurs and investors, Hotbed Land provides insights on navigating the startup ecosystem, crafting a compelling pitch deck, engaging with investors, gauging pre-seed traction, and honing pitch skills for maximum impact.

Programme 2: Hotbed Expand

A six-week programme for post pre-seed startups looking to secure their first non F&F round. Content is centred around go-to-market strategy, traction, effective growth levers, financial management, pitch refinement, and investor introductions. Founders submit weekly growth updates, and top performers pitch at in-person Demo Days & virtual Speed Dating events.

We support pre-seed & seed stage startups


Past Speakers

We are regularly joined by the people shaping the startup ecosystem.

Chris Sheldrick, Founder @ What3Words
Tugce Bulut, Founder @ Streetbees
Nick Telson, Founder @ DesignMyNight, Angel Investor, Co-founder @ trumpet

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What founders have to say about us

I have been part of two Hotbed programmes already. And it keeps getting better. I have derived great value out of these. The line-up of speakers/industry experts is excellent! The co-hort group is very good with some excellent work being done.

Mike M
Founder @ Strabo

Hotbed programmes are totally unlike any other accelerator out there. They understand founders and have built a programme that give founders the support we really need. Access to networks of the best founders/investors. Talks and events that provide actionable insights - no waffle. 100% founder centric. Plus they'll push you out of your comfort zone. You are guaranteed to 10x your network, skills and confidence. Highly recommended.

Jacqui Meskell
Founder @ Huggnote

The best thing about Hotbed is the community of founders we met, who are all at pretty much the same stage and facing the same challenges. The group has been a great sounding board and we’ve found friends, clients and useful signposting to resources from just the network alone. The workshops and chats with investors were packed full of tips that have really helped us shift our thinking from start up to scale up.

Jo Eckersley
Founder @ Bubbl