The Akcela Business Incubator – Norwich

Founders, you’ve found us.

The Akcela incubator is about businesses and individuals reaching their full potential. Set in the heart of Norwich City Centre, we offer our incubated companies access to so much more than just free office accommodation. Our team and hand picked partners have been through start-up, funding, growth and exit.  They have managed teams, managed growth and managed when the times get tough.

We aren’t about the top 1%. We want to work with companies of all disciplines. Creating a community of businesses that can reach their full potential and support the Norwich and Norfolk community.

Akcela Incubator Norwich

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.

Experienced Support From People Who Have Done Similar

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.

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.

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. Our sponsors and partners include Ashtons Legal, Farnell Clarke Accountants, The Cambridge Norwich Tech Corridor, Anglia Capital Group and The Norfolk Chambers of Commerce.

Let’s See If It’s A Good Fit

We are accepting applications to join our rolling cohort.

What Founders Say

  • The biggest compliment I can give them is that through their hardwork, great ideas and (most importantly) 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
  • We have had huge growth since working with the team. We now sell into multiple countries and can see us keep growing too. From where we started, it’s a big difference. Thanks team.

    Harry Barratt
    Founder - Gorilla Juice
  • Akcela came to us and James’ approach was very much in line with what our ethos was. First and foremost is about that social impact. That was the first clue. We needed the help and they’ve shown they are willing to roll up their sleeves.

    Salmaan Nassar
    Founder - Forest of Memories