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Welcome to First Bourne


Bring your business alive with First Bourne – Bournemouth’s leading accelerator programme, funded by Creative England and delivered by Silicon South.

Creative England has teamed up with Silicon South to deliver the First Bourne accelerator programme. It offers digital startups the chance to secure a £75k investment, backed up with a 3-month residency in Bournemouth, where you’ll receive intensive support from a wide range of coaches, mentors and guest speakers.

It starts on Sept 5th 2016. First off, participants receive a £25k investment along with the 3-month support programme. This wraps up with a pitch to investors, where you can secure angel investment, and where Creative England will offer follow-on funding of £50k to, what it considers to be, the two strongest businesses.

The closing date for applications has been extended to July 11th 2016 (3.30pm)