How We Do It & Case Studies 2018-03-22T11:19:19+00:00

UP is a next generation business transformation & accelerator firm.

We use systems thinking, social intelligence, innovation labs and accelerator programmes to drive growth and deliver value.

We have years of experience in starting, growing and exiting businesses and our global network gives us unrivalled access to investment, talent and the capability to build technical solutions .

UP offers time, space, expertise and access to a range of funding partners to help you accelerate into the market and achieve scale quicker than you would otherwise achieve. There’s a comprehensive package of business support allied to a wide range of investment funds. We ensure that our cohort businesses get hands-on support in legal, accounting, strategy, operations, sales, marketing and people management.

All this comes located in an inspirational location at one of the world’s globally significant innovation hubs.

SCALE in partnership with  

UP works with major international partners such as PwC to drive companies with high growth potential to achieve scale. We help entrepreneurs to grow bigger, better, faster companies through a carefully curated matching process of high quality mentors and startups, tailored masterclasses and events. The inaugural Future of Health accelerator was hailed a huge success with nearly every participating firm securing new investment or new business opportunities.

Ali Moiyed, CEO of Aerobit, said: “It was really tough to get on the programme and we were surrounded by companies from London, Cambridge and even Sydney who all had brilliant products with immense commercial potential. However, with the help of UP and the other partners, we were able to develop our proposition and close on a major round of funding. We are now aiming much higher, and are working closely with UP to raise a further seed round from Health tech investors. We would not have got to this point as quickly without this accelerator, and it’s been great working with PwC, The Landing, UP and the rest of the cohort as the process has genuinely transformed our business in just three months.”

An announcement on another SCALE partnership programme in London will be released shortly…

UP Futures Accelerator Lab

UP works with startups and scaleups and subject to successful application and final selection, young companies will get a brilliant collaborative environment, access to some of the world’s biggest market making corporations, and exposure to investors and partners ready to back great teams with disruptive ideas.

The UPscale Programme sees UP work with major international partners to help companies with high growth potential to achieve scale. We help entrepreneurs to grow bigger, better, faster companies through a carefully curated matching process of high quality mentors and startups, tailored masterclasses and events. Our programme sponsors set a challenge and ask the participating scaleups to provide potential solutions to that challenge. Often run as a competition, participants can secure investment, development resources and new clients from the corporate sponsors, UP and other participating executives and mentors.

The UPstart Programme – UP looks for businesses with a prototype, early stage product, service or platform with the potential to grow significantly and ideally disrupt the market they’re aimed at. And while most accelerators look for teams of two or three people with at least two coders, UP’s ideal centres around teams with business, technical and creative skills. It doesn’t matter who’s come up with the idea, or indeed if the entire skillset’s already in place – if the idea is great, UP will help build the team.

The UP Technical Product Lab in partnership with