Startup Peterborough – Supercharging Startup Success

Peterborough has one of the highest levels of business startups in the UK, and we want to help them grow and succeed!

One of the biggest challenges for startup businesses, and people setting up a business, is where to turn for expert advice.

Startup Peterborough brings together trusted local experts who specialise in different areas of business to give entrepreneurs and local residents with great new business ideas, the support they need 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.

If you join Startup Peterborough – free of charge – you can access our 12 session bootcamp programme to:

  • Make your business plan more robust
  • Instil best practice with expert guidance
  • Nail your pitches to customers and investors
  • Ensure your product or service is fit for purpose
  • Identify, target and retain customers more effectively

Our bootcamp sessions give you a deep dive into critical businesses functions. You’ll come away with practical steps to strengthen your business, and we’ll help you track your progress with regular one-to-ones. Plus, you’ll build up your local network of like-minded businesses!

Our schedule will launch in the spring and cover topics such as:

  1. You, your team and idea
  2. Customers and Value Propositions
  3. Business model, legals , and risk
  4. Finances & Cash
  5. Minimum viable product, Intellectual Property, and prototyping
  6. Communication
  7. Marketing
  8. Building a great team
  9. Systems – financial quality, business, Health & Safety
  10. Investment and pitching
  11. Scaleup, innovation, and continuous improvement
  12. Make it, suppliers, and productions

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.


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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: