Qi3 Accelerator is now known as Qi3 Ventures.
When we established Qi3 Accelerator in 2010, the term ‘accelerator’ demonstrated our commitment to provide active support for investee companies alongside our cash investment. In the intervening years, the term has increasingly become associated with Accelerator Programmes. These are offered in a variety of formats generally combining competitive entry into cohorts, mentoring and investment. Whilst we have run a successful programme of this nature (the Qi3 Accelerator Bootcamp, in association with Cambridge ideaspace), this is not our main mode of operation. So in June 2017, we have renamed our investment activity Qi3 Ventures.
To find out more about Accelerator Programmes in the UK, please see the great work undertaken by NESTA.