Alacrity Foundation, Alacrity House, Kingsway, Newport, NP20 1HG
The Alacrity entrepreneurship course combines graduate entrepreneurs with world-class mentors to create the next generation of technology companies




Our entrepreneurship course approach is unique and the secret sauce of our startup success links directly to MIT’s framework for building and accelerating Innovation Driven Ecosystems (IDE).
We mentor and train graduate entrepreneurs to create the next generation of hi-tech companies in the UK.
5 stakeholder model

There are 5 key stakeholders in the framework and this is how we connect and utilise each one:



The graduate cohort are the lifeblood of the course



Companies that provide problems for our teams to solve with software solutions, they become our challenge partners



Key partners as they play iconic roles in developing high quality graduates


Risk Capital

Seed funding and investment funding for tech startups is critical so we have access to a seed fund



Welsh Government have provided incredible support since the inception of Alacrity to bring it to life

All 5 areas are critical to the growth and acceleration of IDE and we are proud to successfully evidence this ‘in action’.

What makes Alacrity different

Our 15-month entrepreneurship course provides the skills and knowledge required to run a profitable technology startup.

Alacrity is a paid programme, our graduates receive a tax-free stipend of £1,500 a month for the duration of the programme.

Financial Support
Get paid to learn and receive a tax-free stipend of £1,500 a month for the duration of the programme.
Get Trained
Our entire curriculum is based around providing practical skills with real-world applications.
Skilled Mentoring
A network of over 70 amazing mentors who share their expert knowledge and experience.
World Class Team
Our internal team have created over 100 companies that have a combined market value in the billions.
Solve Real-World Challenges
Answer problems from health, financial, technology, education, security and construction sectors.
Receive Investment
We work with an investment fund that gives graduate companies access to up to £250,000.
Practical, Hands-On SUPPORT

Throughout the 15-month entrepreneurship course, we intensively cover all the disciplines necessary to create a successful startup company.

This includes a technical bootcamp followed by a business bootcamp, UX workshops, pitch training (plus plenty of chance to practise and perform these with no nonsense feedback!), learning sessions with seasoned entrepreneurs, an allocated team mentor and access to money can’t buy opportunities to network.

Alacrity also provides a base location in the centre of Newport for the startup teams at our incubator space.

Being accepted into Alacrity was one of the best things to happen in my career. I joined as a technical lead, but it helped me do so much more than just develop my programming skills! Alacrity gives you a framework in which to build a business. It’s like doing an MBA, but without the cost!

– Ben Bennett, Technical Lead within Alacrity’s 2020/2021 cohort

Alacrity is just the beginning
Alacrity UK has graduated companies who continue to grow and succeed within their markets. Upon graduation and investment, Wesley Clover, a global Alacrity partner, continues the incorporated companies mentorship in a technology innovation centre, and connects them with their global portfolio of nearly 100 businesses.
Apply now for our next entrepreneurship course
Every year Alacrity assembles university graduates, and we support the formation of startup teams, with each comprising of four or five members based on our startup-square approach. We typically accept applications from graduates with a degree in business, science, engineering, maths, technology and design, but have also accepted students with humanities degrees.

Applicants to the programme need to submit their CV and details via the website’s Apply page. On the basis of the information provided, we will make a decision whether or not to invite a candidate for an interview. Before submitting your formal application, prospective programme members are encouraged to call us for an informal chat or to visit the Foundation. Typically, it will take 1 month from the date of the submission of an application to be informed of the result, but it is often sooner.

Entrepreneurship Startup Square
Alacrity graduates become founders in their own companies and own financial equity in its success
Pratteek Bathula - Alumni from Alacrity Entrepreneurship Course
Pratteek Bathula

Product Director at Hut Six

Pratteek graduated from Alacrity as a founder of Hut Six in 2016. Hut Six has since raised over half a million pounds of investment from Wesley Clover and the Development Bank of Wales to place it at the forefront of information security training in the UK. The team has grown its company globally through the Wesley Clover sales network and expect to see many more years of steady revenue growth.

Felix Winstone - Alumni from Alacrity Entrepreneurship Course
Felix Winstone

Managing Director at Talkative

Felix wanted to start a technology business, but he had no business idea, teammates or access to capital. Alacrity uniquely met his requirements in these three aspects. In addition to funding, great co-founders and help with start-up ideation, the most important thing Felix gained was experience, and his own personal development.

This background empowered Felix and the Talkative team to provide transformational communication services to major brands around the Globe

Elinor Seddon - Alumni from Alacrity Entrepreneurship Course
Elinor Seddon

Head of Accounts at Haelu

Elinor graduated from Cardiff Metropolitan University with a BSc in International Hospitality Management and joined the Alacrity Foundation as part of the September 2019/20 cohort.

She is member of the Haelu team who are one of the most recent startups incubated with us. Haelu’s mission is to support healthcare services, creating innovative solutions that bridge the gap between community and care.

Originally conceived in United Kingdom & Canada, the Alacrity programme continues to grow globally. We bring together extraordinary mentors, from experienced industry experts to top technologists and academics to speak to their real-world experiences to help our entrepreneurs to navigate their way to success.
A Proven Portfolio of successfully scaled companies
The Alacrity Entrepreneurship Programme is a proven model and all our graduated teams have received a seed investment of at least £250,000 following our 15-month entrepreneurship course. Many of our start-up companies have gained further follow-on funding through our exclusive network of private equity investors and Government funding providers.
HutSix Security Awareness Training

Cyber Training

Surple - Energy Visualised

Energy Visualised

Enjovia - Gift Experiences

Gift Experiences

Talkative - Call Centre Integration

Call Centre Integration

Reworking - Video Interviews

Video Interviews

Validient - AML KYC Background Checks


Graphium - Research Analysis

Research Analysis

Learnium - Collaborative Learning

Collaborative Learning

Streetwave - Spectrum Mapping

Mobile Coverage Maps

Finative - Open Banking Broker

Tracking Innovation

Latest entrepreneurial education
With thanks to our supporters
Welsh Government - Alacrity Supporter
HM Government - Alacrity Supporter
Waterloo Foundation - Alacrity Supporter
Wesley Clover - Alacrity Supporter
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