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Accelerator Demo Day

14 July, 2023 @ 9:30 am - 5:00 pm

Accelerator Demo Day is open to investors, mentors and startup supporters, as well as the University community, local founders and alumni.

You are invited to the Accelerator Demo Day at the University of Sussex. This invitation is open to investors, mentors and startup supporters, as well as the University community, local founders and alumni entrepreneurs.

Join us on campus at the Student Centre for a day of celebration, with lunch and networking included. The event marks the end of a six week summer accelerator programme for students and recent graduates.

  • Watch 20+ short pitches from student and graduate startups taking part in the summer accelerator – with the opportunity to give feedback and score each presentation
  • Connect with others interested in early-stage startups and meet likeminded people in the business support ecosystem, with networking opportunities throughout the day
  • Hear about the work of the University of Sussex to help students generate “big ideas for a better world” and become connected, civically and politically engaged, entrepreneurial and creative

The funding feedback panel includes: Santander Universities; SouthEast Angels; Innovate UK; British Business Bank; and Unbundled VC.

Our startups are a diverse range of early-stage businesses and social enterprises preparing to launch or recently launched – from apps and AI tools, to sustainable solutions combating food waste and sea pollution.

There will be prizes given at the end of the day to startups, including an award for storytelling decided by the audience.

We look forward to seeing you there.


9.30 Arrivals

9.45 Welcome introduction

10.00 Pitches

13.00 Lunch

14.00 Pitches

15.30 Networking and refreshments – including pop-up drinks stand from graduate founder of JAM

16.00 Prizes and closing words

This event is arranged by the Entrepreneurship team at the University of Sussex, part of Careers and Entrepreneurship, who support students and recent graduates to start a business or social enterprise, go freelance, or to develop their entrepreneurial skills.

If you have any questions regarding the event, or any access requirements, please contact entrepreneurship@sussex.ac.uk


14 July, 2023
9:30 am - 5:00 pm


Student Centre
Refectory Road
Falmer, England BN1 9BU United Kingdom