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Accelerate UK 2023

If you are a tech-based company from Argentina, Chile or Uruguay looking to internationalise, Accelerate UK is for you. Take part in this programme for a chance to win personalised support, market introductions and a trip to London Tech Week to support your market entry to the UK




The Department for Business and Trade invites you to apply to the Accelerate UK programme (third Edition). Participants will get a chance to receive expert advice in how to access the UK market, reach potential clients and travel to the UK's largest tech event, London Tech Week, gathering companies and tech expertise from all over the world. 



1st Prize

  • Plane ticket and participation at London Tech Week 2024
  • Personalized introductions with potential UK clients/suppliers/Partners
  • Exclusive workshops on accessing clients and funding in the UK
  • Free company set-up in the UK

2nd Prize

  • Personalized introductions with potential UK clients/suppliers/Partners
  • Exclusive workshops on accessing clients and funding in the UK

Special AI - Tech Award

  • Individual mentoring session with renowned AI Incubator AI Forge in the UK and direct pass to pitch as a Finalist for the incubation & Investment Programme in London
  • Exclusive workshop on accessing clients and funding in the UK

A total of 10 applicants will access an exclusive workshop with British experts to help them build their internationalization strategy and access clients and investment in the UK market. The programme will be led by BEC, an award winning UK organisation who supports businesses from over 19 countries around the world to enter the UK market. Participating businesses will become alumni of BEC, giving them access to events and a range of UK based connections to support them going forward. 


If you are still thinking about it, this is what Accelerate UK's last winner had to say about his experience: ''The competition exceeded our expectations. Thanks to Accelerate UK, and the Embassy's support we were able to travel to London and hold meetings with stakeholders that were key for ArgenTAG's success. Furthermore, we were able to understand the local innovation ecosystem, advised on how to do business in the UK and on how to use the UK as a platform to access all of Europe''.


- Leandro Ciappina, Co-founder & CEO, ArgenTAG

Who can participate? 

Start-ups and Scale-ups based in Argentina, Chile and Uruguay that provide a tech-based solution for an international market and that are looking to internationalise to the UK.

How to apply? 

Fill in the information form with the information required by September 25th. Your application will be evaluated and, if selected, you'll receive an acceptance email with further details. 

Key dates

Applications close: 4th to 25th September

Confirmation to top selected companies: 4th October

Workshops: 11th & 12th October

Winners announcement: 19th October

Judging Panel

  • Juan Vidaguren, Dean of the School of Management and Technology, ITBA
  • Victoria Ackerman, Head of Scouting & Strategic Alliances, Globant Ventures
  • Daniel Evans, CEO at Birmingham Enterprise Community
  • Anette Krohn, Head of Patagonia Endeavor Chile
  • Carolina Fernandez, Head of Investment, British Embassy in Argentina

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