EY Accelerating Entrepreneurs Program Open for Applications till December 18th


Where will you be when 30 of the world’s top start-ups meet in Amsterdam?

Looking to grow globally?

Are you ready to learn how?


The EY Accelerating Entrepreneurs program is aimed at startups who are using innovative technology-based solutions to solve real-world problems.

Who should apply and what is the application process?

CEOs of start-up / scale-up companies that meet the following requirements should apply for 2018 EY Accelerating Entrepreneurs program:

  • Applicant must be a Founder and/or CEO of a private company and be primarily responsible for the recent performance of the company.
  • Applicant’s company must have a technology-enabled innovative product or service or business model that solves a big challenge for corporate/enterprise customers – in particular those that will interest the corporate digital and innovation officers (e.g., not hardware or cyber):  e.g., Artificial Intelligence (AI), Augmented Reality (AR), Virtual Reality (VR), customer interface, data analytics, robotics, and Internet of Things (IoT), drones, blockchain, future of work etc.
  • Applicant’s company must be high-growth as evidenced by one or a combination of the following: revenue growth, progressive VC or other institutional funding, establishment of marketing/distribution channels, some sales (e.g., Not a beta product only) or market profile/promotion/brand recognition
  • Applicant’s company should be looking to expand internationally

Collaboration. Is it the new innovation?

The AE program has been designed to help you scale and accelerate your growth globally. Peer networking, introductions to global players, insights from successful entrepreneurs, private coaching and mentoring and an EY leader appointed to you are just a few of the benefits you will experience as part of the program.

The pinnacle of the program will be your attendance at our global event hosted in Amsterdam from 21 to 24 April 2018, you will be our guest at EY’s leading global digital forum, Innovation Realized 2018.

At the event you will have the opportunity to meet with fellow startups who are also at the forefront of technological innovation in an international setting designed to provoke, inspire and create. This meeting of the minds brings you and your global peers together with chief innovation leaders of large global corporations – who are also exploring ways to grow and collaborate on real-life challenges and areas for joint innovation.

Click here for more on the program.

Click here for insights from Innovation Realized 2017.

Are you interested?

Apply for the program by visiting: www.ey.com/aep

Applications close

18 December 2017 for EMEIA and Asia-Pacific

12 January 2018 for Americas

If you have any questions, please contact me at whollis@uk.ey.com.