Entrepreneur Academe is a 9 month mentoring programme for women tech founders supported by the City of London and powered by the Angel Academe community of mentors, advisors, angel investors and partners including Thomson Reuters. 

Through monthly meetings covering the different aspects of growing a tech business, the programme offers participants a combination of peer-mentoring and accountability, frequent opportunities to present as well as access to and practical support from business leaders with a wide range of skills and expertise. 


Who should apply?

- Applications are invited from ambitious, women founders - CEOs or CTOs preferred. 

- Your technology startup has an innovative solution to an important global problem, for example healthcare, ageing population, climate change, finance, cyber security or education.

- Your business must be based in the City of London or one of the 5 neighbouring boroughs (Hackney; Tower Hamlets; Southwark; Lambeth; Westminster; Camden or Islington). 

- We will accept applications from up to 2 founders (both female) per company.

- Applicants should have a commercial product or service, at least at prototype stage or in development, with good proof of concept or traction and excellent market potential.  


Selected companies are likely to have:

- Small but experienced teams (approx. 2-10 employees) with a strong vision for the future of their business

- An innovative and scalable product or service relevant to a large global market

- A clean capital structure

- The ability to work with external advisors


Application Process and Timelines

Applications will be reviewed by the Entrepreneur Academe team and a selection panel made up of some of our mentors. Overall, selected companies are those who we believe will gain the most from taking part in Entrepreneur Academe.

Applications are currently closed. 

Entrepreneur Academe runs from April-Dec. Applications will open again in Feb 2017. Please sign up to our newsletter to receive updates.

                           Entrepreneur Academe 2015 Cohort

                           Entrepreneur Academe 2015 Cohort


Announcing our 2016 Entrepreneur Academe cohort

A huge thank you to our judging panel who joined us in the unenviable task of deciding who to accept on to Entrepreneur Academe this year. We had a large number of really high quality applications and after much debate and deliberation, we selected the following:

Headliner connects live musicians, bands and DJs directly with event planners to book for corporate events and private parties.

Chime Advisors – phone calls and surveys with experts via sophisticated tech, to answer research questions on niche topics for consulting and PE firms.

Drum Roll HQ creates story-driven games that teach children the skills which are essential for success in the digital era.

Coo is a parenting platform. Our first product is a group communication & calendar app that helps build parent communities.

Grub Club is on a mission to enable anyone to set up a restaurant anywhere. They do this by connecting talented chefs with underused spaces, in order to create unique dining experiences in spaces you never knew existed.

Metafused uses artificial intelligence with real time data to enhance marketing decision-making and driving automated proactive intelligence.

Pilio provides energy analytics to businesses and households seeking to make energy and cost savings.

Pivigo are building the trusted marketplace for data science projects, disrupting the data consultancy market, and democratising data science

Mush – loosely described as tinder meets NCT (with less one night stands and less breathing exercises), mush connects mums with other local mums.

MeeTwo is a webapp offering moderated peer support and expert advice to help teenagers deal with everyday anxieties.

Congratulations to all of them! We’re looking forward to supporting them over the next 9 months.