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Level Up

An accelerator programme for innovative, high-growth science and technology start-ups in North Wales

What is Level Up?

A five-month programme for North Wales’ top startups, founders can access expert mentoring, a community of likeminded founders, their own global advisory board with powerful networks and exclusive opportunities for growth.

Dedicated 1:1 Mentoring

Peer-to-Peer Support

Advisory Board with Global Networks

Opportunities to Pitch for Investment

Entrepreneurs Talking in the Tanio area
Level Up | Lefel Nesaf

Your road to success

  • A fully funded programme worth over £25k!
  • Dedicated mentoring to develop the skills, focus & confidence needed to lead a high growth start-up. Challenge, support and accountability in perfect balance.
  • Work collaboratively with likeminded founders. Overcome the lows together, celebrate the highs together.
  • Learn from successful entrepreneurs & industry experts from across the globe, while tapping into their powerful networks. The board you can’t afford.
  • Cash up for grabs to fuel your growth!
  • Exclusive access to pitching and investment opportunities, specialist workshops and dedicated desk space.
  • Access to their own CTO for 2 hours over the 5 months

Get to know our third cohort!

Hear our founders journeys through our podcasts!

Cohort 3 Timeline

  • Ideation, meet, pitch
  • Refine strategy & set objectives
  • Spotlight on: Finding the right balance between protecting IP and moving faster. For some businesses developing and protecting their IP is essential, but for those who realistically couldn’t defend it for technical or financial reasons, it can simply slow them down. A number of businesses on the cohort have been exploring this topic in recent weeks, with the help of our mentors and the advisory board.
  • Spotlight on: Collaboration. Being part of a group cohort enables founders to learn from others’ successes as well as their mistakes. Not to mention picking up top tips on anything from software to specialist recommendations. As part of the Accelerator the founders also get to work collaboratively with our advisory board, making the most of the wealth of experience and strong network connections on offer.
  • Mid way through the programme and time to reflect. So far we’ve seen product innovation trials, teams expanding, new pricing structures, clearer value propositions, and sales & marketing plans developed.
  • Spotlight on: Getting partnerships right. A key part of any business’s strategy is who you partner with, how, and why. Getting this right can open doors, introduce you to new customer segments or industries, provide complementary expertise, and increase revenue. We’ve been exploring how to define good partnership agreements that work for everyone and the importance of backing that up with steadfast legals.
  • Final month – Celebrations

Meet one of our cohort members, Haia, as they tell us more about how Level Up has benefitted them and how excited they are to be involved!

Cohort 3 are now levelling up, follow us on social media to find out when we will be looking for our next cohort!

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Tom Burke

Digital Innovation Manager

tom@m-sparc.com

Tom used to work at the KFC in his hometown of Colwyn Bay before it mysteriously burned down. He then spent several years “on the lam” in East Germany, where he worked as an animator in Berlin. When the wall fell, Tom came home.

He enjoys climbing and hates ice-skating.