Ulster Bank Social Entrepreneur Accelerator in Partnership with Social Enterprise NI

You are invited to attend the Ignition event for the fully-funded Ulster Bank Social Pre-Accelerator, in partnership with Social Enterprise NI and Work West.

At Ignition you will be introduced to pitching, business model canvas and the lean start up.

It is a quick-fire, immersive eight-week online learning course with an exciting Ignition event to kick it off in Belfast.

You can register here for the Ignition event here. It’s compulsory to attend if you want to join the programme. When you have registered you will be sent a link to make your application to access all of your digital modules.

Who’s it for?

Pre-Accelerator is for you if you have a great idea for a social enterprise that you want to bring to life or if you have begun your journey and want to validate your assumptions.

How much does it cost?

Everything is fully-funded for you. i.e. it’s free. All we ask is that you work as hard as we do to make the most of this opportunity to grow your business.

What is involved?

We concentrate on providing early-stage businesses with the best environment, digital learning and networks. This programme has a specific focus on the business side of things when it comes to social enterpirse that will compliment other support available.


The course is eight weeks long but starts with the exciting, immersive, ‘Ignition’ event which takes place at the Ulster Bank Entrepreneur Accelerator on the 21st March 09:00 – 12:00

At the midway stage they will hold a Customer Discovery Workshop at the Ulster Bank Entrepreneur Accelerator on the 18th April from 09:00 – 11:00

Our final event is an opportunity to celebrate your achievements and swap experiences at the Ulster Bank Entrepreneur Accelerator, 16th May from 16:00 – 18:00. There will be a pitching competition with a money cant buy prize up for grabs.

Learning and networks

We want to help early-stage social enterprises grow and succeed as quickly as possible, so we focus on giving our Pre-Accelerator entrepreneurs a fantastic digital experience with action-focused, online training. We’ll also help you connect with other entrepreneurs just like you and plug you in to the power of your local social ecosystem.

Register and Apply Now

Places are limited, so make the most of this opportunity, register now and apply as soon as you get the link.