Our next Business Configurator Academy starts in July 2021

Circklo's Business Configurator Academy is a fixed term, mentorship-driven programme dedicated to start-ups and SMEs aiming to succeed in sustainable digital innovation.

Circklo’s mentors and coaches work intensively with all individual teams for 12 weeks, ensuring these are supported to create a refined business plan. Each 12-week cycle culminates in a Dragons' Guild Day, where the teams which have attended the programme present their business plan to a carefully selected, invite-only panel of investors.

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    “We believe we may have saved as much as a year in wasted time, from just 12 weeks of coaching and mentoring – maybe more.”

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    “Very educational: to hear from other start-ups and their questions; it feels like a safe environment where you are respected.”

    March '21 Cohort Participant

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    “A platform to get in touch not only with experts, but with people who genuinely care about the projects.”

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    “It helps to do a “zoom out” and explore business opportunities and mitigate risks in a very straightforward and data-driven manner.”

    March '21 Cohort Participant

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    “Made me really think about my business case (current and future), and helped me define the purpose of my company.”

    March '21 Cohort Participant

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    “The direct guidance and support helped me to improve and deal better with my specific business challenges.”

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    “The programme is very innovative, and the curated content is excellent. Great team.”

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    “The material is amazing and the calls with mentors are a gift.”

    March '21 Cohort Participant

Your Mentors

Ann Rosenberg

Co-Founder of UN SDG Ambition 

Charles Nicholls

Director and trustee at The Carbon Community 

Jade Huang

CEO, StyleSage, Fashion tech, Data Geek

Jenn VandeZande

Editor in Chief, Content Strategy, SEO

Jennifer De Maria

Senior Talent Market Researcher at Shopify

Joerg Koesters

Global Technology Marketing Executive

John Hill

CIO & SVP, Business Planning at Carhartt

Lisa James

Senior Product Marketing Manager at SAP

Margot Heiligman

Director, Social Media Strategy at SAP CX

Olga Kotsur

Founder at Mercaux

Paul John Bakker

VP Global Enterprise Solutions at ASICS 

Peter Fisk

Thought Leader, Author, Professor

Philip Mossop

Early stage investor, COO at Pentatonic

Sandeep Nalgundwar

Executive VP at Knack Systems

Dr. Thomas Vetter

CEO at Dr. Vetter Consulting

Vince Pizzoni

Energy Sector, Professor, Coach, Mentor

Yasmin Sharp

Global Head of ISV Partnerships

Vivek Bapat

Senior VP, Purpose & Sustainability Marketing


1 Year access to
Circklo's Innovation Lab 

12 week immersive programme

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For the duration of the Business Configurator Programme you and your team (max. 4 members) will get:

 Bespoke 12-week programme, with biweekly live online interactions, coaching, training, networking and support

1-1 facilitations with entrepreneurs, industry experts, angels investors, venture capitalists (VCs) and private equity fund managers, many of whom are also Academy mentors

Full access to our Innovation Lab, ideation spaces, and foresight analysis tools

Pitching your business before a panel of investors and industry leaders at the forefront of sustainable digital initiatives


Innovation Lab

You will have exclusive access to our research and reports defining the current state of play in sustainability and digital transformation within key commercial sectors.

Get full access to our foresight analysis tool with a unique repository of information on more than 500 future phenomena managed by an expert team of futurists. Discover competitive opportunities and gauge the impact new developments and trends could have on your business plan. 

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Seed Funding

Upon successful completion of a Circklo Business Accelerator Academy, Circklo will introduce you to investors and industry experts for a round of seed funding. 

You must have at least 10% equity in the startup to be considered for seed funding with most investors.

Circklo's accelerator has a fixed fee to participate and it does not require equity from your business to introduce you to investors and/or prototype opportunities. 


You'll also have access to:


Hear first-hand from industry experts at our live events designed specifically for entrepreneurs in sustainability transformation including the TEDxMoorgate annual conference.

Community network

Be part of an active network of sustainability experts, business leaders, digital innovators, and entrepreneurs looking to share their experiences, knowledge and big ideas.

Research groups

Collaborate in specialist research groups with peers and experts such as the Advanced Foresight Analysis Network for team leaders,  and gain insights that will make a difference to your business plan.


Next Academy - Kick-off will be 26th July 2021  

If you want to apply, please submit your application online by 19th July.

Keep in mind that if you apply late, we can’t guarantee the exact date of when you’ll hear back from us with a decision.

Academy fees  £1980 + VAT 

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