The dotforge accelerator is a programme to support startup businesses across the Sheffield City Region.
The programme gives startup businesses intensive mentoring and coaching from experienced entrepreneurs, as well as investing £25,000 of private venture capital in each new venture.
The programme is designed to attract entrepreneurs from around the world to Sheffield and aims to build a talent pool and community of globally connected high-growth businesses.
The dotforge will run two accelerator programmes in 2013, with a view to establishing a longer term programme in the future.
The dotforge accelerator is 50% funded by Creative England, the national development agency that supports, develops and champions the creative industries outside London.
The remaining 50% of the programme funding will be met by private sector businesses and investors that can see the economic impact and wider value that an accelerator programme could have on the City Region.
For more information on the programme, visit http://dotforgeaccelerator.com
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