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Launch-It Creative Tech Accelerator, is a brand new accelerator programme designed for Essex entrepreneurs teaching you how to take a business from start, to scale! In this 10-week programme, participants will learn about everything it takes to set up and run a successful tech and/or digital business. And the best part? It's totally FREE! 

Designed for digital businesses

  • A professional working in corporate, tech or digital who has a business idea but just doesn't know where to start
  • A student who is looking at career alternatives
  • A young person with an app idea, but no idea what to do next
  • Someone who can commit to a 10-week program
  • A person who has a tech idea, but has no clue how to fund it

Then this program is made for you!

  • This year, we are delighted to be running our second cohort of the Launch-It programme, since its launch in 2023 Launch-It alumni have achieved the following:
  • Week 1 – Destroying your business idea: All good business ideas need road-testing! In this first week its all about kicking the tyres on your business model and seeing what lasts.
  • Week 2 – Testing your market: After we've validated your business idea, now its time to test your market. This week is all about understanding your customer, and ensuring your business idea suits their wants and needs.
  • Week 3 – Product Strategy: In our product strategy week we're joined by Dan Parry, who will teach us how to create a product or MVP using low-code or no-code tools.
  • Week 4 – Landing Pages & Lead Magnets: Building a product is great, but how do you advertise it? In this session you'll begin the foundations of your sales funnel, and how to attract clients and customers at scale.
  • Week 5 – Traffic & Funnels: During this week's session, you will continue to build out your sales funnel and learn how to advertise your funnel through paid ads and guerilla marketing.
  • Week 6 – Sales: Every Founder needs to know how to pitch themselves! In this sales training session you'll learn how to pitch your business to investors, partners and potential clients.
  • Week 7 – Finance & Fundraising: Finance is the lifeblood of any business. In this session you'll learn about the different financing types, and which is most suitable for your business.
  • Week 8 – Scaling Your Operations: Now you have your business foundations, how do you operate at scale? In this session you'll learn how to utilise tech, automations and labour to scale your business offering.
  • Week 9 – Pitching Practise: During this weeks session you'll work with an expert pitching coach to help you perfect your elevator pitch and pitch deck.
  • Week 10 - Demo Day: To end the program we'll be hosting a live demo day with the opportunity for you to pitch to investors and potential partners in the audience. Plus there will be speed mentoring on the day with our network of angel investors so you can gain advice and feedback on your business idea!



From Idea to Business: Start-up Talks & Networking

Launch-It Creative Tech Accelerator

An evening of inspirational talks and workshops for aspiring Founders

July 11th 6pm-9pm

8-week business program, hosted at South Essex College and online, for aspiring tech and digital entrepreneurs. 6pm-7:30pm starting 12th September


Based in Basildon

Launch-It: Creative Tech Accelerator is proud to be working in partnership with Basildon Council to deliver this exciting new programme. 

Based in Basildon Town Centre, the Launch-It: Creative Tech accelerator seeks to attract Founders across the region to this new hub of entrepreneurship. 

In a recent report, Tech Nation cited Basildon as one of the top locations in the UK for e-commerce investment locations, and Basildon continues to serve as a recognised e-commerce hub in Essex. In March 2023 it was announced that Basildon was set to receive £4.4m in government funding to continue to scale the existing support for their creative and digital sectors.

Launch It: Creative Tech Accelerator is proud to be supported by the following partners:

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Meet the mentors

  • Meet our team of facilitators and mentors who will support you over the 10-week programme.
  • Imelda Fossu - CEO of Fossu Ltd
  • Nana Parry - Co-Founder of Tectonic
  • Dan Parry - Co-Founder of Tectonic
  • Mandy Nyarko - MD of Startup Discovery School
  • Andy Ayim - Founder of Angel Investing School
  • Adib Bamieh - CEO of Bamboo Orchard
  • Harriet Muscroft - CEO of Catalyst Academy
  • Daniel Tuitt - Founder
  • Danielle Dodoo - Founder
  • Amanda Baker - Founder of 5 Stories
  • Andy Davis - VC




  • of participants have generated revenue from their ideas since joining the programme
  • jobs have been created
  • of investment has been raised so far