Norwich City centre business incubator

Founders. You've Found Us.

Bringing founders, entrepreneurs and teams together alongside dedicated consultancy, industry expertise and support with access to funding. Creating a unique nurturing environment that allows us all to achieve our full potential.

Supporting startup and scaleup founders achieve their full potential.

A founder supported community

We believe so much in the power of community, cross pollination and a team that can share their experiences. Our focus is about building that support together.

Space to thrive

Being part of the Akcela Business Incubator also gives you access to our fully funded office space in the heart of the city. Giving you the base and space to thrive.

Experienced support

We understand that every business must take a different journey, but our incubator team have a wide range of experiences to support. From managing teams of over 300 staff, seed raises through to VC and business turnaround. We are here to support you.

Sponsors who are here to help

Our sponsors are signed up to support, not sell. Every sponsor has agreed to be part of the community and never try and sell incubated companies their services. Supporting Norfolk and beyond.

What Founders Have Said

The biggest compliment, is that through their hardwork, great ideas and genuine love and enthusiasm for our project, I now can’t ever imagine a time when they weren’t involved!

James Rix

Co-Founder, Readingmate

What Founders Have Said

Joining the Akcela incubator program has offered invaluable support and extremely knowledgeable consultancy, helping to steer the business to investment and beyond.

James Young

COO, The Forest of Memories

Let's see how we can work together.

    Application Process

    We start by understanding a little about your business with one or two of our directors. This is usually a one or two hour session to get to know a bit about you, your management team, and your aspirations.

    If accepted, we spend two weeks working through discovery. Understanding your business model, the requirements you have, where we can add value and the future potential of the company.

    If we feel we are a good fit, we will make a full offer of incubation.