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Huckletree's Alpha Program Supports Entrepreneurs with Diverse Background

Huckletree is looking for early stage startups to its sixth accelerator programme kicking off mid April.

Sarah Ahern, CEO of Ginza, took part in London Alpha program in 2018

Huckletree Alpha is a 12-week long intensive accelerator programme for pre-seed startups. Each cohort benefits from relentless pitch practise, workshops led by industry superstars, real-time feedback from our community and exposure to talent, partners and investors. The programme culminates with an intimate dinner party, allowing our entrepreneurs to form relationships London’s most hands-on early-stage investors.

"Huckletree's Alpha Programme is truly unique - small cohorts and extremely relevant workshops ensure that each session provides you with solid, actionable outcomes." - Helene Guillaume, Co-Founder of Wild

Huckletree Alpha has been running since late 2016. In this time, we’ve helped 24 pre-seed startups progress towards raising their seed round, with many of them going on to achieve great things - we've seen a collective £4m in funding, one acquisition, and once of our startups joining the YC Summer Cohort after finishing up with us.

We don’t take equity and we don’t charge membership fees. We’re simply on a mission to help the UK & Ireland’s most talented under-represented founders have an equal shot at getting their business ideas off the ground.

Ideal Alpha candidates are:

  • Pre-seed startups, preferably in the B2B space

  • At least one founder from an under-represented background

  • A beta or live product with early evidence of traction

  • Raising their seed round this year 

Alpha companies receive:

  • Participation in our 12-week accelerator programme for all founders

  • Hands-on, tailored support from our dedicated team of entrepreneurs and startup field experts

  • Membership to Huckletree for up to two team members for the duration of the programme

  • An invite to our exclusive Investor Dinner 

  • Tailored introductions to network 

  • Immediate access to our range of Founder Perks, including $15,000 of AWS credits and SVB services

  • Lifetime access to the Huckletree platform via our Alpha Alumni Programme

Key Dates and Timelines 

Applications Close: 18th March (apply using this Typeform)

Pitches: 26th & 27th March

Decision Announcements: 1st April

Programme dates W/C 15th April - 27th June

Contact: Aislinn Mahon -

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