Startup Peterborough – Supercharging Startup Success

Sign up to join our current bootcamp programme – applications close 21 September (also accepting applications to our next cohort beginning January 2022).

Includes digital marketing session from Google Digital Garage and the chance to win one of our prizes!

With thanks to our Lead Partners



And thanks to our supporter:

Put your startup business on the road to success

We’re recruiting for our next cohort by 21 September – complete our registration form to book your spot >>

One of the biggest challenges for startup businesses can be knowing where to turn for expert advice.

Startup Peterborough puts you in front of trusted local experts who will give practical guidance so you can make your business plans more robust, and prepare you for scaling up your work. Best of all, it’s free of charge!

We’ll work with you whether you’re at the idea stage or if your business has been running for up to five years.

Win a prize for a standout business plan

By taking part, you’ll be in with a chance to win one of our prizes – judged on the best business plans we receive from our cohort! These include:

  • Discounted office space at Flexspace
  • One-to-one mentoring after the programme
  • Complementary advertising on The Local View
  • Businesses can also pitch for angel investment from Anglia Capital Group (terms and conditions apply)

Getting great ideas off the ground – highlights from our first cohort



“Startup Peterborough has helped a great deal so far, it has allowed me to look at the early steps we took without guidance and double check our decisions to what the right way to open a business would be.”

Read more about ImpraCharge >>


“… The information that Startup Peterborough has given so far to create my business plan has been very useful.
I am now aware of certain potential pitfalls when setting up my own business, which I wasn’t at the time.”
Read more about Eventifyit >>
“Everyone on the team has been so supportive…  I am so pleased that I was given the opportunity to attend. “

Read more about Amanda’s Cards >>



“Anglian Lifts were able to get up and running quickly thanks to the quick response and thoughtfulness of the Peterborough team.”

Read more about Anglian Lifts >>


“I learn something new with each session I attend. The course has made me feel more confident in my abilities as a business owner and has offered lots of help and advice.”

Read more about Little Bird Hair Design >>


The Startup Bootcamp programme

Our three-month bootcamp programme has 11 weekly, one-hour sessions covering critical business functions. You’ll come away with practical steps to strengthen your business, and we’ll have informal group meetings where you can discuss ideas and talk to our experts. Plus, you’ll build up your local network of like-minded businesses!

Our current programme launched on 14 September 2021 but you can join up until 21 September as there will still be time to catch up!

What we’ll cover:


Business Essentials – strategy, business plan, SWOT analysis Marketing essentials and brand identity


Business Structure & Insurance Social media
Finances & Cash Globalisation and export
HR & Leadership Sustainability and circular economy
Intellectual Property (IP) – with Investment & Pitching


Digital Marketing


Plus… informal workshops where you can discuss ideas, challenges, and what’s been covered in the programme so far.


A bit more about us…

Startup Peterborough is run by the city’s economic development company, Opportunity Peterborough, and we use our in-house expertise and trusted specialists from across the city and beyond to make a rigorous programme to support your business growth. What’s more we’ll celebrate your achievements and the contribution that startups make to our economy with our awards programme.

We plan to run more bootcamp series in the future, so if you sign up after 14 September, you can still take part this year!

Sign me up!

If you’d like to join the Startup Peterborough programme free of charge, please complete the form below. To discuss becoming one of our expert partners, please email: